January Currently

What!! Already?? Farley has her January Currently already up and running.  I thought I would join in the fun before my family gets back from the beach and we begin our New Year's festivities.

So my kiddos got this new globe from grandma and it is really cool.  They are learning all kinds of facts about places all over the world.

You touch the globe with the pen and it tells you all about the city, country, etc...  It even has music from that region.  They have been playing the Egyptian music all day, lol!!

This toy might disappear into my classroom soon...

So this morning I got up early and decided it was time to hit the after Christmas sales and shop for myself.  I really need some new shirts.  I have plenty of jeans and scarves, but no cute tops to wear them with.  

I love shopping, but I love it when I am alone and have plenty of time to look at everything.  I do not like to be rushed.  Lets just say I was gone for 5 hours and was happy my girls were with their big sister who is here visiting from San Francisco. 

School starts on Thursday for us so I have two more days to procrastinate on my lesson plans, lol!!

My OLW is Balance.  I need to find time for all that I do and not let certain things...
ahem...blogging...surfing....pinterest.....facebook  get in the way of spending quality time with my family. 

I hope this New Years Eve is a fun and safe one for you!!  We always stay home.  My girls are still young and I don't like being out on the roads with so many people out partying.

 We will be up all night though.  Here in Hawaii the fireworks are insane!!  Seriously our neighborhood sounds like a war zone.  Hawaiians spend thousands of dollars on fireworks every year!!

It is super annoying, but luckily it happens only once a year.  They made fireworks illegal last year, but it didn't stop anyone.  They seriously go nonstop from dark until about 2 am!!  

You will all be celebrating the New Year before me, but I wish you the best and send lots of warm Hawaiian hugs and kisses your way!!


  1. Balance is MY OLW!!! lol Just kidding, we can share it!! Sooo need it in my life right now!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. PINTEREST = crockpot heaven. I am the pickiest woman alive (trust me) - but there are so many "kid friendly" recipes for you to find! That or the "Fix-and-Forget" series of books... they're a big help, too! Our neighborhood sounds like a war zone, too... they're legal here, though! It's wild.

    I hope you have a great 2013, Corinna, and that it brings you much joy & love :)

    Happy New Year!

    Miss V's Busy Bees

  3. Balance is my OLW too. :) I love using my crockpot! Check out crockpot365...the author has lots of kid friendly recipes on her blog. :) We go back to school on Thursday too, luckily the hubs is working today and tomorrow so I need to do some SERIOUS planning and grading! Happy New Years!
    Fourth and Ten
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  4. Happy New Year Corinna!!! So glad I 'met' you this year....have fun tonight ! We are in Orlando, sipping some bubbly, watching TV....family time together :)

  5. Balance is my word, too! I feel so lucky to have the rest of the week off. I'm going to spend the day at school Friday getting ready for Monday! I hope that 2013 is a wonderful year for you!
    Owl Things First

  6. Wowie wow wow! I feel like I'm on vacation with that fabulous firework pic! Loving the balance...I'm with ya!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized

  7. That globe looks really exciting. I may have to look into that. I have been experimenting with crockpot recipes for the past year and have found a few that we really like. Fortunately, my little girl is not a picky eater (yet). I hope the fireworks are as beautiful as the picture you posted :)
    Stories by Storie

  8. Ooh love the fireworks!
    Happy new year, bloggy friend.

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  9. LOVE the globe! This looks like so much fun. I need to add balance to my New Year's Resolutions. I feel like I get so stressed about checking off those daily "to dos" on my list that I forget to just be in the moment with my family. I need to not "sweat the small stuff". Best wishes in 2013 Corinna!

    Happy New Year!

  10. Happy New Year! I have been on the hunt for crockpot recipes too - it is so hard to get a healthy meal on the table after a long day at work - crockpots make it soooo much easier!

  11. I love cooking in the crockpot!

    Six-Sisters, Skinnytaste.com, Momswhothink.com, Skinny Ms. and found this:


    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  12. I have a great Pork Carnitas crock pot recipe if you're interested. My family loves it. I can't believe school starts tomorrow. I'm so nervous for my kids to start school tomorrow and meet their teachers!

    Extra Special Teaching


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