Listening: I have two goldendoodles. I guess spell check doesn't think goldendoodle is a word (but I'm too tired to fix it on the image above). One of my goldendoodles recently started snoring. I think she has a cold. My husband thinks I'm crazy. It's the one who sleeps on my feet, so it's a little distracting when I'm awake...but I should be used to the sound of snoring (it started 14 years ago when I got married).
Loving: My principal is coming to observe me on Thursday. The superintendent and both of our curriculum directors already came to observe a math lesson in my room last month. I volunteered for that because they wanted to see someone teaching a lesson from our new math program. Since we begged for 14 years to get a new program, I figured someone had to let them see a lesson. Just kind of wish that could have been my observation so I could cross it off the list.
Thinking: Who am I kidding? I've already started my Christmas shopping. I love Christmas shopping (although I do most of it online)! I love wrapping too! And...this year we are each making one handmade item for each other. My kids are so excited and have been hiding in their rooms working on their special gifts for other family members. We're hoping it's a tradition we can continue.
Wanting: By the end of the week, I'll be 40. Turning 40 is kind of a big deal for women in my family. Unfortunately, it was shortly after 40 that my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer (she died after years of fighting) and that my mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer (she is a survivor). I'm not worried about my genetic history (that would do no good), but I have as much of a cancer prevention plan in place as possible. All that considered, I'd like to celebrate my 40 years quietly without all the doom and gloom of the "over the hill" junk that people bring out when someone turns 40. Believe me, my body is reminding me that I'm not 20 anymore. No need to tape doom and gloom decorations all over my door. Life is good. Every day is a gift that should be celebrated.
Needing: A little more sleep...I've been waking up between 1:00 and 2:00 a.m. every single night for the past week. Something about this schedule is not working. I'm super sensitive to caffeine. I have not been drinking anymore caffeine than I usually drink (1 diet mountain dew in the morning...it's my coffee). So, I'm guessing it's the abnormal amount of chocolate I consumed to survive Halloween week.
A little less stress...every teachers wish. I really do love my students this year, but I do not love teeth clenching, limited sleep and staff meetings. Ha!
A Yummy Pin: I'm a horrible cook, but I love to bake! This is one of my favorite desserts. My friend Becky shared the pin with me. It's from Taste of Home and it's delicious!
Guess I better try to get back to sleep. Happy Monday! Stop back to visit tomorrow for my 1st edition of Technology Tuesday!