Monday, August 12, 2013

Teacher Week Monday- MEET THE TEACHER!

I'm linkin' up with Blog Hoppin' this week for Teacher Week '13...

Now...Let's Talk About Me! No school stuff, there will be enough of that Tues-Fri!

#1 I am a coffee addict! Now that I live within five miles of at least 5 Starbucks, it has gotten even worse. I grew up and lived in a small town with the nearest Starbucks 60-75 miles away. Even so, I leave it as a Friday AM treat...or else my wallet would be empty!

#2 I am a newbie runner, as some of my blog posts have mentioned... I am now training for a 10K! Wish me luck!

#3 I am the mother of an almost 4 year old! OMG! How did she grow so fast...I keep getting "when are you going to have another one?" Daycare in our area is crazy maybe after Addy goes to kindergarten next year.

#4 My husband, Ben (who is a NEW 4th grade teacher!!), are going to be married 5 years this September (27th). We will be together 11 years on September I always claim that we are celebrating for 10 days...One year we will go someplace tropical to celebrate!

#5 I am a BON JOVI fanatic...even though his last concert was not up to par with the past concerts, I am still a huge fan. But I will admit, Richie Sambora was my I guess I am bias now that he is not a band member anymore. I have seen them in concert 13 times!

#6 I am a NY native! Only moved to VA (NOVA) 19 months ago. And not NYC...I'm talking the sticks!! Only graduated with 26 people! Around here K-12 are in the small building...and there is a superintendent in every school! But, there are no jobs here. I subbed, daily and long term, at the same school for 4 years and they were not hiring at the end of the year, they were laying off. And one thing is for sure, I DO NOT MISS THE SNOW! On the left is the first apartment my husband and I lived in as a married sunlight got in between the buildings so there was always a 5 inch layer of ice on the driveway. This picture is from a blizzard we had back in 2010. 

#7 I have a weakness for geeky-hot men! Especially Jason Bateman! I have heard that Arrested Development is hilarious, so I guess I am going to have to Netflix it...

#8 I never miss a season of the Bachelor/Bachelorette...I know, I KNOW! Bad reality TV junkie meetings are in my future! I am super excited about Juan Pablo being the next Bachelor.

#9 I LOVE the funny/almost always snarky someecards! I have a Pinterest board dedicated to them...

#10 ...and lastly...I know I said I wasn't going to talk shop, BUT... I absolutely love the beginning of the school year. Buying new clothes, breaking down and getting the Erin Condren planner...adding my name to the wishlist for a pair of pretty little black Tieks, creating my own classroom decor, ALL OF IT! 

Now go link up!! 


  1. I love your blog so cute and colourful! Good luck on the Marine Core 10 km. I love running 10 km! My best friend and I were going to run/walk the MCM one year but she got injured. My BFF lives in Stafford, Virginia even though I live in Canada. Have a great night!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I so happy that you did because your blog is adorable! I have been eyeing those Tieks too but I haven't bought them yet. The price is scaring me a little. haha I would say that I am a sometime runner. My mom and my brother are both pretty dedicated runners. I have never really stuck with it as long as I should. Good for you for trying a 10K. I love the feeling after you finish. I always feel so accomplished.

    Ms Richards's Musings

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I LOVE the Bachelor/Bachelorette and also have never missed a season. I'm super excited about Juan Pablo being the bachelor...he's so stinkin hot!!


  4. Hey girl! Love your blog. I nominated you for the Leibster award. Check out more info below!

  5. Thanks for stopping by my post earlier! I miss playing softball, but I still get the rush coaching! I LOVE Bon Jovi. I have seen them twice (back with richie was still there)! Best concerts I have ever been too.


  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I use a C210K app on my smart phone. I used the 5k version and I liked it so I am pushing through! Now I am following you too :)
    Light A Fire

  7. Hiiii! I'm your newest follower! You commented on my blog about how we're basically the same person :) I'm so excited to meet another VA teacher! I'll definitely be stopping by often! Since we're so similar, this might be the longest comment ever written on a teacher blog....

    I'm training for a 10k as well, but I'm not signed up for one, I'm in like week 3 of the "5k to 10k" app. I started running with the couch to 5k app so I have high hopes for this one.

    I've lived in northern va my whole life... I can't imagine living 60-75 miles away from a Starbucks. I have become a coffee addict as well, but I love McDonalds coffee weirdly.

    Congrats to your husband on his new job! September weddings are the best... perfect time of year.

    I've never heard of Tieks but those are super cute. Now you have me shopping....

    Fourth Grade Lemonade

  8. Haha! I love the someecard you mentioned in your blog post. Some people just don't get it!

    I look forward to the beginning of the school year for the same reasons you do. I always buy new clothes every year, and love to work on my classroom decor! I love decorating and being creative almost as much as I love teaching!

    Tacky the Teacher

  9. Oh and if you're looking for any other 5ks in the area- I'm signed up for the Run n Mate 5k in Alexandria for next weekend. It looks SUPER fun. Then I'm doing the Diva Run in Leesburg on September 14th. My October 5k is in Hershey PA. In November, I'm doing the Rugged Maniac (a mud run) on 11/2!!!

  10. Hey there!

    Stopping by to say hi. :)

    You would definitely love Arrested Development.


  11. Fellow NOVA teacher I found your blog through bloghoppin week.
    Daycare (and everything else!) Is super expensive and I endured the when r u having another one question for7 years! Waiting was he best thing for us and i just hate it when people ask that questioin. I ised to get snarkey and say when they are gree or ask the person if they were volunteering to watch the baby for free or pay our mortgage LOL I told you I hate that question.
    Jason Bateman is the best...i agree!! Arrested Developmet is fabulous but the new Netflix episodes are totally not up to par. Haveyou seen that movie wherehe and Ryan Renolds switch bodies like Freaky Friday? Hilariousa,
    ok well I your newest follower...check me out at
    ~ Kristin