Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wordless Wednesday

Three generations at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Currently, I am…
listening to… the faux virtual fire on my tv.

eating…nothing right now, but thinking about cooking black bean soup
needing to… cook said black bean soup
thinking about… cooking the soup. Lol
wanting to... stay warm and cozy on this snow day

feeling like… I’m a little chilly.

Currently, I should be…
listening to… students check out books in the library. 
watching… students check out books and go to stations. 
drinking…a sip of water
needing to… shelve books & help students find books
thinking about… my to do list
wanting to…make sure that I help every student the way they need help
feeling like… a rock star librarian 

Monday, January 15, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

For School:

I read January by Mari Kesselring to PK-2nd.  It's a simple book with facts about January like it has 31 days and we celebrate Martin Luther King on the third Monday.  With PK I do simple things like sing the months of the year.  With 1st and 2nd I ask what number goes with January and why the number 1 goes with January.

For Pleasure:

I'm listening to The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan.  A young librarian loses her job because they are closing all the libraries in her city.   She loves her job.  Loves pairing people with the right books.  She has to make some life changes.  She buys a van, moves countries, and starts selling books out of the van.  It's not the life she imaged.  It's much better.

I'm reading All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater.  I have a hard getting into some of Maggie's books at first.  Her style of writing can be so whimsical.  It's hard for my brain to adjust.  But once it does I can speed right through her books.  This books is like that.  It's about saints and miracles and pilgrims and a family of saints.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Five For Friday-Back to Work After a Break

1.  Monday I jumped out of bed ready to get back to work.  Ready to see my students.  Ready to get back into my routine.  Ready to see my teacher friends.  Ready to share books with my students and teachers.

2.  I woke up Tuesday and thought "Good grief.  It's only Tuesday!"  I used all my energy Monday.  Ha!

3.  Our students have been out of their minds.  Us teachers looked to see if it was a full moon.  It's not.  Maybe it's the cold weather?  Someone suggested there's something in the water.

4.  It's hard to come back to school after a two week break.  I'm glad we have Monday off.  That gives me a day to recover.  Ha!

5.  It's cold today!  I'm making white chili for dinner today.  I haven't made it in a long time.  I'm excited.

Thursday, January 11, 2018


I haven't been blogging as much as I use to.  I use to blog every week day.  But since about March 2017 that hasn't happened.

So I started thinking about why.

I think a big reason, maybe even the reason is because there was a big change in March in my work life.  Everything, every single thing about this change made me mad.  And being a professional I didn't think it was appropriate for me to put it all out on the world wide web for everybody and their country cousin to see.

With that whole situation filling up my brain there wasn't much else for me to write about.  Or maybe that's not true.  Maybe there was but I just couldn't focus on it.  I am bad about focusing on the bad and forgetting there are positives in my life.

Now that whole situation has been taken care of and I'm able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  I'm trying to get back in the habit of writing every week day.  I do miss it. 

Here's to starting out 2018 on a new page!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

2017 One Little Word-Choose

My OLW (One Little Word) for 2017 was 'choose'.  I loved this word!  It gave me options.  I could chose my mood, my reaction, my activities, etc.  I made conscious choices.  I thought about those choices, weighted the pros and cons then made my choice.

I started out the year with a page in my bullet journal where I wrote down choices I made.  But as the year went on and life got busy that fell to the wayside.  I'm still going to make a page in this year's bullet journal but I'm not going to worry if I don't do much with it.

I bought a bracelet from Etsy that had I had the word choose put on it.  I wore it everyday.  It was a physical reminder of my OLW.  I bought another one for my 2018 OLW (it's "moment").

I can't tell you how much I love having a OLW.  I was never good at resolutions but I rock OLW!

Did you have a OLW in 2017?  What was it?  How did you do with it?