Monday, September 2, 2013

Currently September and 10 Away From a Give-Away!

It's September, and time for Currently with Farley from Oh Boy, Fourth Grade.  I'm also looking for some friends to link up for a big give-away if I can reach 150 followers (10 away).  Y'all let me know!


My poor hubby is on the couch with the sniffles and sneezes "watching" golf on TV.  He's lightly snoring, too, and LuLu is sleeping on his tummy!  Now, if I changed the channel, he'd be wide awake saying, "I'm watching that!"

My youngest brother had lived away from town for years, moved here for a month, and then was transferred to Texas, before even making a house payment!  He and his wife and children came to town this weekend, and I'm so lucky to have them all - sweet sister-in-law, adorable kiddos, and a funny, smart, and kind brother.  Who could ask for more?  Well, maybe if they could move back...

I've been looking at that 140 followers for weeks, now, and have half that many on my Teachers Pay Teachers store.  I often wonder if it's all worth my time, but I love this blogging world, and the friends I've made here.  Then I realize that if I make something for my students, there's no reason not to share it on TPT, so I'll keep on posting and hoping for that ten more followers, because I'm planning a really big celebration at 150!  If any of you want to get together for a hop and giveaway, let me know!

Seriously? Print out every. single. lesson.??? I've spent hours printing, have nothing filed, and have no copies made for actually using the printed materials. I need the copier queen to visit me!

I think all of us struggle with balance, but I sometimes feel so overwhelmed I don't know where to turn. That's usually when I forget to turn to God, and He's the one who can help us the most!  Maybe it's the start of school, maybe the newness of LLI to me, maybe the fact that we'll find out tomorrow whether Clare Bear needs another tethered cord release surgery, maybe house-hunting, maybe a daughter in middle school in another town from where I teach, and the craziness of getting her from school to allergy shots, dance, etc., maybe all of that combined...now that I've typed all that, who wouldn't be overwhelmed???

So, I'm thankful that Farley is reminding us this month to take care of ourselves.  I'm still dieting like crazy, crossed off another ten last week, and hope to get to the next ten by the end of September.  My wedding dress is too big :), my prom dress might fit if I get that next 8 lbs. off, and being on the treadmill can't hurt! As for the computer, it seems to consume half my life, between blogging, working, and house-hunting, I'm on this thing way too much, which is not helpful to the "bottom" line!

Hugs,
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20 comments:

  1. Not sure on how to grow the TpT store, as I do not have one, but to grow your blog... definitely participate in as many linkies for a while that you can. This gets you some exposure, especially when people visit your page. Offer some free items (if you do not already), people appreciate this. The only other thing I can suggest is to offer a give away... people love those, as well:) Best of luck with growing and with your school year :)

    Kimberlee @ iTeach 5th & Digital Doodle Designs
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    1. Thanks, Kimberlee! I LOVE your Digital Doodle Designs, and I'm one of your followers there.
      Brooke

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  2. We have so many things in common! I watched some golf today too. The one day I get to watch Rachel Ray and golf was on her channel!! I also desperately need ink and put that I need to lose exactly 8 pounds too! Wow!

    ~Traci
    The Bender Bunch

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    1. Oh, I forgot to mention....I'd be happy to help out with your giveaway! Just let me know!!!

      ~Traci
      The Bender Bunch

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    2. Traci,
      I'd love to have you join me in the giveaway. I'll email you details soon. BTW, 8 pounds is just to get me to the next ten. I still have about 58, in all, but I've lost 78 so far! I love Rachael Ray, too, but Giadda is my favorite...everything she makes is so beautiful!
      Brooke

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  4. My boyfriend is also watching golf at the moment. Have a great school year! Love the look of your blog as well.

    Liz at The Froggy Pond

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    1. Thanks, Liz - can't wait to check out the Froggy Pond!
      Brooke

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  5. I just stopped by from Currently. I am missing my brother and his family and would love a visit. I'm glad you get some family time.

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    1. Thanks, Mary. This week is his birthday, too, and the Tigers beat the Bulldogs, so that made it all that much better!
      Brooke

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