Thursday, January 1, 2015

Currently - January 2015

Happy 2015! Hard to believe it is a new year already -- seems like not too long ago we were ringing in 2014! :) As usual with the start of a new month comes a new currently -- head on over to Farley's blog and link up! 


Listening: My office is next to our TV room and The Husband is watching Eastbound & Down on Amazon Prime. I despise this show -- it's vulgar and has no purpose aside from being obnoxious. I try to hide whenever it is on.

Loving: This has been such a great break. Two entire weeks off from everything -- grad school and work. It has been lovely. I haven't done a single thing school related and it has been wonderful. I read some books FOR PLEASURE (gasp!) and did a lot of relaxing and playing with my kids. It was much needed. I will miss the freedom to just be.

Thinking: I really need to get my grading done tomorrow as I am plumb out of time! I made myself a promise that I wouldn't work on the huge pile of grading until after my anniversary (which was Sunday)...and I kept it. I haven't been able to force myself to get to it since though, although I did pull some of it out of the bag and put it on my table...does that count?? :) I have to do it tomorrow because grad school starts up again Sunday and Saturday we're planning to frolic as a family before we all go back to our crazy schedules.

Wanting: The Oldest is at work, covering an on call shift....which means I have no idea when she's going to get done. I have to pick her up as she doesn't have her license (despite being 19)....I want her to hurry up and get done so I can veg in front of the TV in my PJs! I do not watch a lot of TV but The Husband has me hooked on Sons of Anarchy which we are watching on Demand on Netflix. I have to watch as much as I can before my free time disappears with school and work on Sunday/Monday.

Needing: I tend to hurt myself without even meaning too. It isn't that I'm accident prone or anything as I'm not randomly bumping into walls....just if there is a way to get hurt, I probably will. (For example, I twisted my elbow carrying in groceries...yeah, I'm special I guess lol) Somehow in the night I pulled a muscle in my back. It only hurts if I move lol Definitely going to need a massage to get those kinks out!

Yes/Maybe/I Wish: Yes, I am definitely traveling overseas in 2015. It will be my 3rd time flying and my first time going overseas. I'm excited but scared of the loooong flights. Maybe I can finally find a balance between my work life, my grad school life and my personal life so that I can finally get back to making my fitness goals a priority. I need to lose weight but it's SO much easier to eat crappy and not exercise -- I gotta change that. I wish that I could find some peace with work. I love my job, my school and my students but I am restless. I may need to do some soul searching to determine if I need to change schools/grades or what. I'm just not feeling satisfied with my current position and I can't put my finger on why.



11 comments:

  1. Raye!! I love your blog name!! I love diet coke and need to badly stop drinking so many, but they taste sooo good!!

    We wish you luck and fun times on your travels. We love traveling overseas!! There is so much to see and do!! Lots of luck with your fitness goals. We are also looking to improve our physique by losing some pounds and toning up!!! Enjoy 2015

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  2. I'm with you on the grading and school work. I brought it home but haven't touched it! I hope you find peace at work. It's hard when there is something just not right! Enjoy your travels this year! Where are you going?
    Gina

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    1. I am going to Helsinki and Stockholm in March.

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  3. I managed to get all my grades done before the New Year! I know it's not fun but it's such a relief once they're done! It's awesome that you've got the opportunity to travel overseas! I dream of going to Ireland some day!
    Kindergarten Kraziness

    Kindergarten Kraziness

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  4. I have some work I need to get done before Monday too! No energy for that over here!!

    PS I love your blog design! It's so cute!

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  5. I brought work home to grade and I am hoping I can find some motivation to get them all done. Heck - forget done, I am hoping for motivation to get them started. :) Where will you be traveling in 2015? I'm hoping Sean and I can go somewhere special this year. His sister and brother-in-law will be here from Australia for 2 1/2 weeks during the summer, so that might be all he has vacation time for. We will have to wait and see if one of us gets sick between now and then.
    Happy New Year,
    ~Amanda from His and Her Hobbies

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    1. I am going to Helsinki and Stockholm in March. I was invited by my doctoral program to study their teaching methodologies and policies.

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  6. A massage sounds wonderful! I hope you get one so soon!
    Happy 2015!

    Mallory
    Sprinkles for the Teacher

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  8. So far, so good. You really need to give yourself a break once in a while. You deserve it. A nice massage would be a great treat to start it all. That will really help relieve your stress and relax you, so you'll be ready to take on whatever life may throw you. Anyway, thanks for sharing that! All the best!

    Ervin Willis @ Main Street Massage Therapy

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