Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Chalk's August Currently

Hello August!  I'm excited to link up with Farley over at Oh Boy Fourth Grade for the August Currently.  July was productive, intense, and brought new challenges.  I'm now looking forward to the possibilities that a new month can bring.
“When summer opens, I see how fast it matures, and fear it will be short; but after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool of autumn.”
–  Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm ready for you August.

LISTENING:  The movie Birdman /The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance was on HBO last night.  While I was watching/listening I heard crickets chirping.  I thought it was part of the movie.  When it didn't subside after a minute or so, I realized it was REAL.  It was so loud that it distracted me from the movie.  Had to close my window - guess it was a mating call.

LOVING:  Although I worked longer than intended, I'm still finding time to enjoy the lazy days of summer. 

THINKING:  We order take-out all the time.  We might cook 3 - 4 times max per week.  During the summer this shouldn't be the case because I have ample time to prepare meals.  I WILL do better (I think).

WANTING:  I'm looking for plastic or metal hanging file folders to mount on the wall.  I need a system for frequently accessing papers and a binder system won't work well.  Any ideas?

NEEDING:  Purchased 3 begonias for the flowerpots in my front yard about 3 weeks ago. I need to repot them today. I can tell the plants need to spread out.  Plus I'm in the mood to get my hands dirty.
B2S RAK:  I'm giving a few people Book Diva T-shirts and clipboards that I got from Scholastic.


  1. I've been thinking about how much we have been eating out too! It is just so hard to spend ANY of this beautiful weather in a grocery store or in front of the stove! Maybe I will be better once it turns colder... Maybe...

  2. I love your quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson. It's SO true. Your RAK are amazing. I would love to receive one if I were your colleague. I have never mounted file folders on the wall but instead I have a cloth file folder hanger hanging from a door with metal hooks. Good luck in your search!!!

  3. I agree that we have been out to eat more in the summer time!!!! Two weeks ago we made a plan only once a week. We have been griling a lot this summer too!

  4. Summer is too short so we have to save some time by eating out, right?? Enjoy the last of your summer and have a great school year! I'm interested to find out what you'll do to the wall mounted file folder.

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