It's November. Time for Currently | Mentoring in the Middle

It's November. Time for Currently

I happened up Kim's post at Finding Joy in Sixth Grade which makes me want to say, "Yeah.  What she said."

As little as I've been blogging lately, there's something about Farley's Currently that warms my heart and makes me feel welcomed back into this wonderful blogging community.  Lots has happened to take me away from blogging - three deaths in my family (I know, right?  Can we stop this trend already?), lots of new stuff at school, some fun weekends away from home.

But Farley comes through consistently month after month, and I return, just to share in the love!  So here goes....
Glenn's down in the basement working on some long overdo projects and I'm up here working on the computer.  No idea who's playing but it's a quiet background sound that tells me he's happy and busy!

We've had a lot of stuff the last month or so, and most of it's been good.  But after being away from home for a couple of weekends, I was SOOOO ready to come home and just putter around here.  Other than a fun get-together on Friday evening (with flashlights and glow sticks!) and church this morning, the pace for the rest of the weekend was ours.  YAY! 

I had to spend a couple of hours yesterday tracking all of my students' data.  There's good stuff there, don't get me wrong.  But I'd rather be planning what I'm going to teach, or coming up with an engaging lesson.  Just sayin'.....

After my older brother and sister passed away this year, I decided to take a close look at how I was eating and what that might be doing to my health.I met with a health coach over the summer and pretty much have said goodbye to refined sugar (actually not as hard as I thought) and wheat (a little more challenging, but there are lots of creative solutions out there).  It made a big difference in how I felt and when I got my blood test results last week, all my numbers had moved significantly!  Yay for healthy eating!

Have to admit I've been following more blogs about that than about teaching lately, but now that I've found a rhythm with that, I should be back to blogging again.

Have a great Monday, everyone!


  1. Aren't weekends filled with your favorite things the best?? Glad to hear things are looking "up" for you after a tough year. :)

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear about all the hardships you've gone through lately. Hopefully things will turn around!

    Kudos to you for giving up refined sugar (!) and wheat (!!). I want to but am not really sure where to start and don't have a lot of time to research and prep. I will definitely be checking back to see if you post any recipes or tips. :)

    ~ Candice from Innovate. Motivate. Educate.

  3. There is nothing quite as rewarding as a productive weekend! So, glad you were able to enjoy yourself and tackle a few projects!

  4. SO many great blogs to read, right?? Sounds like you have a positive mindset- love it!

  5. I know what you mean about clean eating. You feel so great when you know you've been eating healthy. Unfortunately, I've not been true to that lifestyle with all of the Halloween candy roaming around!

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  6. Glad to hear your weekend was full of good stuff :)
    data. I know what you mean....I went from teaching, to teaching to a test, but now I feel like I'm testing to a test! When will it end?!!

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