Currently January 2016


Here's to 2016 being the best, yet!

Thanks Farley, as always, for hosting Currently!


I'm currently enjoying the silence, but during my winter break I have become addicted to the Serial podcast. I heard about it when it first came out a few years ago, but just recently gave it a try. I'm ADDICTED. OBSESSED. It's SO GOOD. 


I made my favorite crock pot meal, this cream cheese chicken chili, earlier this week. I have just LOVED snacking on it all week long! It is quick, easy, and delicious. Thank goodness the weather finally cooled down a little bit; Today is definitely chili weather. 


I don't even want to acknowledge that we only have a few days left. UGH. I have really enjoyed my time off. This year has been so tough that it's hard to get pumped up about going back!


I am wanting to get some more products in my TPT store, but I've had a bit of writer's block lately! Of course writer's block typically comes when I actually have plenty of time to sit down and create - ha! I know that once I get back in the classroom, the ideas will flow and it will be hard to make time to see them through. 


I need to take down Christmas decorations. I don't want to. There's something so cozy about Christmas lights. Sigh. 


As I already mentioned, this school year has been hard. I'm really going to make more of an effort this semester to leave work at work - especially my emotions - and choose joy every day. More on that later!

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  1. So happy that you are the post in front of me and that I get to comment on your post! :) I literally just took down my Christmas decorations which makes me a little sad. It's super cozy and I like the lights. I think I'll leave the lights up in my classroom to make that feel more cozy since I took them down at home. I glad to hear that I am not the only experiencing a creativity block. There are things that I need to make but I wait until the last minute and by that time it's just easier to buy. I hope that my ideas will start flowing more regularly once I'm back a work and that I find the time to create.

    1. Hmmmm... Maybe I will take all of my white lights to my classroom. Good idea!! :)

  2. We are BOTH currently listening to Serial! I wanted to ask every military person I saw by Ft. Sam yesterday, "Do you know Bowe B??" but I decided that would be a terrible idea. I want to be Sarah K when I grow up...with straight hair. :) Happy New Year!

    1. Haha!! I just finished the first season and haven't started the second... yet! I have a decent commute to work so I should be able to catch up within the next week or so.

  3. Happy New Year Kristin! Thank you for sharing that cream cheese chili chicken. I have saved the recipe and can't wait for winter or some cooler summer days to try it out! Love trying out new recipes! I hope that you have a wonderful year and that the rest of your school year is filled with "JOY"!

  4. It's been so cold here in Colorado, I took down our Christmas stuff about 3 days ago hoping a change would bring about some warmer weather. It didn't work. I understand that writer's block and hope you find an idea soon. It's so hard when that time to return to school is looming over you. Best wishes for a great 2016.

    1. Thanks, Brittany! Send us Southerners some of that cold weather! :)

  5. Oh man...I didn't put up Christmas decorations this year, and it was sad, but I'm so glad I don't have that to do now hahaha!! That chili looks delicious! I'm sorry this year has been so rough! Hang in there...we're on the downhill slide! :)

  6. I almost didn't put up decorations this year, as we moved just before Christmas. I am so glad we decided to put them up! Keep staying positive when thinking about your school year!! Happy New Year!


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