Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January Currently and a Freebie

It's time once again for Currently! 2013 flew by and I can hardly believe we are already starting a new year!
I can't say that I've done much over my break. We've had company from out of town (friends and family), and I've enjoyed just hanging out and visiting. We did have a baby shower to attend for a family member that was a lot of fun. I've really tried to keep the television turned off as much as possible and enjoyed listening to Christmas music most of the break. My mom is visiting today and is a BIG jazz fan, so we're listening to that right now.

I love the fact that I had 3 weekends off during this break (that usually doesn't happen), but I also can't believe how fast this break has flown by. I'm glad that I really didn't do much of anything that was related to my job. I really tried to just enjoy my time off. I didn't get as much reading done as I would have liked, but I did manage to get some new books downloaded. Hopefully I'll be able to carve out more reading time just for enjoyment this year.

I've been making my coffee over break, but I haven't perfected making a peppermint white mocha and that's my favorite this time of year. Anyone have any good recipes? I may just have to break down and go buy one today.

I need to tackle getting the Christmas stuff put away or it might possibly be February before I get it done. My goal is to get it done TODAY! I'll leave some snowmen up just for fun.

The time sitting around our big dining room table playing games with family is always my favorite memory. There are usually some great jokes and lots of laughs.

I hope everyone has a wonderful new year and enjoys the rest of their time off!

 Click on the picture below to head over and grab this freebie from my previous post.


Jennifer said...

Saw your post on the linky party! I'm a little sad it's time for Christmas music to go back in the vault. I've played it on Pandora in my classroom since the day we came back from Thanksgiving break! What do I do now?? And yes, this break went by too fast. Is 3 weeks asking too much?? haha we can dream right?
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Denise said...

I made sure to put up the Christmas decorations first thing this morning, for the same reason - if school starts up before I do it, it will be spring before the last items make it up to the attic! I've also left a few snowflake-themed items around, to keep things festive.

We had a game night with friends last night and it was a blast! Apples to Apples, Oodles, and Scattergories - can't beat 'em!

Hope you have a terrific 2014!

Molly said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog (I found it on Farley's Currently linky). I love peppermint mochas, but I've never tried a peppermint white mocha. I bet it's delicious. :-)

Psyched to be in 2nd!

Amy said...

Yum...that peppermint white mocha sounds delicious right about now!

Turtley Loving Teaching

Carol H said...

Jeez, I hear you about taking down those decorations. My husband and I left right after the New Year and just got back. We’ve come to the realization that the Christmas decorations REALLY need to be put away. Hope you got your stuff put away quickly.

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