Stole this one! Thanks to those who have used this inspirational format!

Currently trying

  • To be a good mom. It’s hard, guys. It’s hard when your kid is a trapezoid with sharp edges and school is a round hole.
  • To make better food choices. (As in, not having frustration cookies for dinner. See above.)
  • To get more sleep so I am better equipped to do the things listed here!

Currently reading

  • (work) Belonging through a Culture of Dignity: The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation by Cobb and Krownapple
  • (book club) Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber
  • (me) The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Burg
  • (audio) Chasing Cupcakes by Elizabeth Benton
  • (next) The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon.

Currently wishing

  • I could be in the sunshine instead of just seeing it through my window. (That said, I appreciate my windows, because I’ve had many years of classrooms without them!)
  • I had answers for some of the un-answerable questions.
  • I could spend a day with my grandpa.
  • Grades didn’t exist.
  • Each day of eating healthy and exercising could reduce one month’s worth of not doing so.

Currently annoyed by

  • People’s noses. (Seriously. Wear the darn mask correctly.)
  • We’re doing state testing. For the love of all that is good and holy, why?
  • How much I struggle formatting things on here when I have designed perfectly decent-looking websites!

Currently happy that

  • My daughter loves her new job.
  • My son has been having lunch in my classroom lately. I’m hoping this will be something he remembers from pandemic time.
  • The siding on our house is finished!
  • The weather has been sunny lately.
  • I am in the middle of teaching my favorite unit of the year.

Current podcasts I often play

  • The Calm Parenting podcast by Kirk Martin
  • Primal Potential by Elizabeth Benton
  • The Urban Alternative by Tony Evans