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March 2, 2013

I'm a California Blogger and Currently

  Diane from Fifth in the Middle  created the state buttons for all blogs to grab.  There are also different region links to link up your blog.  If you click the link above or on the side bar it will take you to her blog's by state page so you can get your own.  

I'm also linking up again with Farley - for this month's Currently.  

I love Saturday mornings - who doesn't?  This morning we celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday by having green eggs and ham.  Only one of my kids actually liked it - though they were all excited about it as I was making it.  

So this is my family's version of Sam-I-am does not like green eggs and ham.

Thank you to my FB buddies for telling me that stress most likely caused my eye twitch.  It's amazing how it seems to happen when I raise my voice at school... I did finally email my doctor.  I also have been taking their suggestions to get more sleep, rest, drink more water, and eat bananas.  I still have it but it isn't as bad.

Today I have to take my boys with me to the party store - my oldest son is turning 9 soon and his party is next Friday night!  It's camping themed - so we are putting up the tent in the backyard and pulling out the stuff to make smores.  We have to pick up glow sticks and I don't know what else.  He wants me to make a smores cake too... we'll see...

As for laminating sheets, I'm sure you can relate.  For the longest time I did not have any color ink.  I'm not going to laminate something without color, so I didn't use it for a while... now I have ink and I've run out of pouches.  Ugh, the agony of an unused laminator!

Last up are my "E" likes, loves, and hates.  It's so hard to think of E-things... 

E like - Energy 
Of course I like energy.  I wish I had more energy.  It seems like I need so much more energy with this class this year than any other class I've ever taught.  As my VP told me the other day - I'm putting out fires this year.  So many many fires... but at least I know I'm making a difference in their lives.        

E love - Eagles
   I love eagles.  I've always loved eagles.  All the schools that I've worked with have had eagles as our mascot.  I know, weird?!? The verse that's been my "theme-verse" through life has been from Isaiah 40:31, "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

E hate - Eels
Remember that scene from the Princess Bride - well to this day I still close my eyes when the eel attacks.  I have never met one personally, but I have a fear that has caused hate... all due to that one movie.  

Hope you have a wonderful Saturday!


  1. Hi Emily - I can't believe I didn't find you before. I'm now your official newest follower. I'm from so cal too. So cute that you made your kiddos green eggs and ham. My students had it yesterday and almost all of them loved it. Have a great weekend.
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

    1. Thanks for following me. I lived in So. Cal for college, but now am up in Northern Cal.

  2. I love that Diane has made a state blogging link up. That's such a great idea!!

    I am with you on needing the massage. If someone rubbed my back, I would probably cry! Ha!!

    Happy Saturday!

    Mrs. Christy’s Leaping Loopers 

    1. My husband did "try" to help and I did cry... it didn't work for this past weekend - hopefully this one coming up!

  3. I had the eye twitch thing really bad the week before my wedding 3 years ago. It went away soon afterwards, but yes, I'm sure it was due to stress. Your little boy's face in that pic is priceless.:)

    iTeach 1:1

    1. Thanks :) He is a doll. I think it almost funny that my eye twitch for the most part has gone away... but as soon as a certain child starts walking toward me it starts up furiously! :)

  4. Thank you for sharing about this! Clearly the link-up was needed because the response has been tremendous!

    Fifth in the Middle

    1. Love the link up! Always fun to learn about each other.

  5. I used to teach in California, but now I'm on the East Coast. Sending so CA lovin' your way. Oh my word, I laughed so hard at that picture of your Sam-I-Am with his green eggs and ham. LOVE IT! Yes, the dreaded eye twitch is totally related to stress! Knowing that doesn't seem to help the twitching, though! :) I hope you have a wonderful (twitch-less) weekend.

    1. Thank you. The weekend was super calm until those moments that I had to motivate my own kids to clean up... then it started up again.

  6. Your celebration breakfast...what a fun idea even with some of the responses to it :)

    Teaching In Oz

    1. Thanks! It's a tradition. Last year all 3 loved it, this year not so much...

  7. I hate the eye twitch thing!

    Bacon and eggs is a favorite for my kids. I am afraid if I make it green they won't eat it anymore! Maybe once they are older!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    Suntans and Lesson Plans

  8. Just checking in with my CA bloggy friends!
    Happy Sunday! wendy

  9. Hi there! I'm a fellow California blogger here on the central coast. I've started following your blog!

    You can find me here:

  10. Haha! That picture of your son is adorable! I had trouble with an eye twitch too - I am just trying really hard to get more sleep and it went away, thankfully!

    I wish I was a Californian blogger, I did teach there for a year, but now, alas, back in Australia and I just get to visit now....

    Teaching Maths with Meaning


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