Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sales Are Coming and May Currently

It's Sunday, and tomorrow is that ever-dreaded Monday! How many Mondays do you have left before your summer vacation starts? Come on, you know you're counting down! :-)

At our school, tomorrow begins our week-long Teacher Appreciation Celebration. Our principals and PTO are AMAZING and totally spoil us all week long. I'm really bummed I'll miss it this year! Each day is designated something different, like a Candy Bar, Dessert Day, or my very favorite day, lunch provided by Jake's Hamburgers. Oh, how I will miss that!!! Also this week TPT holds it's annual Teacher Appreciation Sale. The sale lasts from May 5-6 and you can save using the TPT coupon code 'Thank You'. My store is marked 20% off EVERYTHING! I'm excited to get some things off of my Wish List during this sale, and I bet you are too! Make sure you have your Wish List ready to go, fill up your cart with amazing resources, and check out during the May 5-6 Sale! I'm excited, aren't you?? <click on the image below to go right to my TPT store and start filling up your cart!>

How does your school recognize Teacher Appreciation days? I would love to hear from you about the treats and goodies you get this week so make sure to leave me a comment or two! I hope you know that you are all SO APPRECIATED!!!!

I am linking up with the amazing Farley of Oh Boy 4th Grade to participate in her totally awesome monthly linky party! Each month she shares a template where you fill out what you are currently doing and share it on your blog. Make sure to head over to her blog and read all about this awesome linky party!

I haven't done a Currently in so long, I forgot how much I missed it! Let me explain a bit more:

Listening: I am currently listening to the movie 'Unbroken'. It is truly heart breaking to see what some of the soldiers had to go to when they became prisoners of war. The strength of this man is incredible. 'If I can take it, I can make it!' If you get a chance, you should definitely watch this! I haven't read the book, but I hear it's even better!

Loving: In the mail today I received a most wonderful package! I had ordered the Creative Paper Box: Bold and Bright from the AMAZING Krista Wallden of Creative Clips. In case you didn't know, she has branched out into the world of paper products. I am very pleased with my box, and am going to be blogging all about it on Monday so make sure to come check it out!

Thinking, Wanting, Needing: This month, these three go together for me. As some of you know, on January 27th I was in a horrible car accident. My car was completely destroyed, but I was lucky enough to make it out of the accident with minor injuries. I broke the talus bone in my right ankle, which is an incredibly hard bone to break and equally hard bone to heal. I have been on the couch now since the accident, unable to bear weight on my ankle so unable to walk.  I have been out of work since the accident, unable to do ANYTHING but sit here on the couch. Suffice it to say, I'm going stir crazy. I definitely took for granted having two working legs, and never again will I be so casual about having the ability to get up and walk whenever I want to. I have been to see many doctors, and finally found an amazing specialist who is going to start laser surgery treatments on my ankle in hopes of healing the bone. I start my first treatment tomorrow, and will have another treatment every week for the whole month. If they work and heal the bone, then I will finally be able to walk again. I can't begin to describe how excited I am about the prospect of walking, even if I have to use crutches until my ankle can bear my weight again. I really, really need these treatments to work. I am so tired of being stuck on the couch, not being able to do anything at all.  I want to be able to walk in the sunshine, take my dog to the park, and go back to work. I am most definitely thinking, wanting, and needing these treatments to work so that I can walk again and get back to the life I was leading before the accident.

Surprise: I have to give a HUGE shout out to one of the sweetest ladies I know, Susan Jennings from My Happy Place. She has been such a sweet and kind friend during my rehabilitation. She went so far as to offer me anything from her TPT store that might help in the creation of sub plans, which is a kindness I can never repay. She also took it upon herself to send me messages of encouragement and went out of her way to advertise my blog when I was able to get back into blogging. I am so lucky to have gotten a chance to get to know her during this journey of mine, through my blogging and Facebook page. She is such a wonderful person, I want all of you to get to know her too! Here is the link to her Facebook page, My Happy Place. I would love if you would stop by and become one of her followers, maybe leave her a little message about how awesome she is! Also, here is the link to her TPT Store. Please hop on over to her store and become a follower. She has some truly amazing resources that you can use in your primary classroom, and she is a super sweet lady to boot!

Don't forget to head over to Farley's Oh Boy 4th Grade to check out the rest of the awesome folks who have linked up for her May Currently, and so that you can get a template for yourself! Leave me a comment if you link up so I can go read all about what you are Currently doing this month!


  1. You are so sweet, Erin! I'm glad that my actions have cheered you up. You are clearly a kind and giving person!

    I will be thinking about you as you begin your laser surgery treatments tomorrow. I hope everything goes smoothly and that your road to recovery becomes a lot faster and easier!


    1. Thank you so very much! I can definitely use all of the good vibes I can get!! :-)