Listening: I actually work better when it's quiet. I get too scattered if I'm listening to music, and I'm too visual to watch TV and work at the same time. I know, I know. I feel like I'm the last person on the planet who functions this way.
Loving: It was wonderful to have all three kids home together for a week. With young adult children, two of whom have careers with more unusual hours (an actress and a fashion photographer) I realize that these times together are precious. They won't always be able to come home for Christmas. What a treat to spend time with them!
Thinking: So I had these good intentions of creating lots of stuff for my TpT store. And instead, I read lots of blogs and found tons of great ideas that I altered so they'd work with my kiddos. So thanks to all my teacher friends for sharing their great ideas! Now, I've got a boatload to copy and play with for my bright-eyed students tomorrow.
Wanting: The hardest part of teaching for me is getting out of bed at 5:00. I try to run in the mornings - and I'm way more successful in my head than I am in real life. But I try!
Needing: I want to change the world, one kid at a time. I want them all to read and write well and to want it for themselves as much as I want it for them. And I just need to breathe....
OLW: Good grief! What am I complaining about? Life is good, very good. And I am grateful!
How about you? What's on your mind this first day of the new year?
Blessings to you in this new year!