Whatcha up to this week? Any big plans? Would love to hear from you in a comment below.
I am linking-up for the first time with Becky at Choose Happy for her Currently series. I fell in serious like with Becky and her blog when I read a little bit about her. She says “my blog (is) where I love to share my favorite DIY projects, travel, crafting, holidays and my family! I love to encourage others to be happy and by doing that, it reminds me to be happy myself!”
She sounds like such a positive, loving person, huh? So sincere.
And her warm smile just seals the deal…who wouldn’t want to get to know Becky?
For Currently, bloggers are invited to write about what they are currently doing, eating, loving, celebrating, etc.
I need to keep my wordiness in check and just make this a simple, fun little post.
And with that, we’re off, like a herd of turtles.
I am currently:
Gearing up for spring cleaning. Taking my vitamins. Thinking a lot about it. Not quite ready to take the plunge(r). Pinning lots of great things on organization and how to make spring cleaning fun and easy. Now that I see this picture I think maybe I should probably start by cleaning and organizing my cleaning supplies.
Here they are.
And yes, I do realize that if I don’t get a move on, that next Monday will be the first day of summer and I will have to skip spring cleaning all together and go straight into summer cleaning. Hey, that’s a thought.
Getting ready to start scrapbooking again. I am kind of stuck in 2012. Christmas to be exact. So I absolutely need to blow the dust off of my scrapbooking supplies which means I can’t scrapbook til I spring/summer clean. I think I probably have all of the scrapbooking supplies I need (and cleaning supplies, too, for that matter) but I did start a new wish list at The Scrappy Gourmet last night for a few things that are ON SALE.
And then my sister, Valerie, sends me this email, just when I am pretty positive I don’t need another thing (with the exception of those few aforementioned sale items).
Gotta get it. What kind of a Mimi would I be if I didn’t?
Before we move on to what else I am currently doing, I do realize that the larger picture frame in the first scrapbook picture is sort of empty. Well, it has scrapbook paper in it. No picture. I am currently working on remedying that. Check back next Monday to see what magic I work on that little frame. I started that project about three years ago. But will get it wound up this week.
Preparing to brainstorm ideas for a presentation. My sister and I hope to present about using fiction and nonfiction books as Mentor Texts at the Texas Library Association’s Annual Conference in Houston, April 2016. Valerie and I love so many of the great books at Capstone Publishing and discovered their new Cantata series at TLA in April. You might remember that was when Valerie broke her nose. You can read more here. Anyway, we are going to feature our favorite Capstone books (and other books as well) in our training, along with ideas for using the books in an elementary library or classroom.
Here’s where I am on that. I have posed in my super hero costume for the cover of the spring Capstone catalog. And I printed out Valerie’s notes on suggested books for our presentation. And I have located my book about Mentor Texts. But the conference is nine months away. Plentyatime.
Thinking on how to open an Etsy store. In April, or was it March?, I subbed in the library at Jefferson High School, which was where I first started with the El Paso ISD, 27 years ago. One of the librarians there, Priscilla, is a close friend of Lauren’s. She and Mary Ann, the other Jeff librarian (for whom I was subbing) do the neatest things in their library. So proud of them both. But while I was moaning about how I miss my job, Priscilla suggested I open an Etsy store to sell some of my favorite library lesson plans. And by George, I am going to do that. As soon as Purrsnickitty wakes from napping on my lesson plan notebooks.
Oh, look…she’s up.
So, I guess I need to quit what I am currently doing, which is this:
And do something. Before PC catches me goofing off.
Please stop by Becky’s blog to see what she is currently doing. She has me beat hands down! Or feet up, in my case. Please promise to come back and check out my progress on all of the things I am currently thinking about.
Hugs and kisses,