Friday, January 30, 2015

January Wrap-Up

What. A. Month. Today is my last day at BMS, the middle school that I've been substituting at for the last couple of months. Bittersweet, to say the least, but also very, very exciting as I embark on my new career! Cheers to the end of January and all it's dreariness, and bring on February, love, and Mardi Gras!









January in One Word: Cold


My Favorite Memories in January 2015:
  • Bridesmaid dress shopping with my future sister-in-law!
  • Cooking.. A Lot!
  • Weekend alone with the kitten while the boys were camping
  • Awesome visit with Momo, Steph, and Mom
  • Getting retweeted by Lauren Oliver and replied to by Jandy Nelson ON THE SAME DAY
  • Reuniting with elementary school friends at a bridal shower
  • GETTING THE JOB!
  • Last days at BMS
Books I Read this Month: 
  • I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (Review)
  • Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
  • The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
  • Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (In Process!)
In Case You Missed It (Best Posts from January):
Articles from Around the Web:
New Obsessions:
  • My Clarisonic! I got it from my parents for Christmas, and me oh my, I'm addicted.
3 Things I'm Sad to See Go with January:
  • Saturdays with Jeromy.. Busy season is in full swing, and the firm is monopolizing all of Jeromy's time. Life with a CPA... Guess I'll be seeing this for the next 20-30-40 years.
  • My time at BMS. While public school was too... hectic.. for me, I really connected to a lot of the kids, and I'll miss them for sure.
  • Weekends of fun.. February (with the exception of a very fun wedding) will be a bit more lazy since Jeromy is working
    3 Things I'm Looking Forward to in February:
    • Starting my full time job at Ascension! I'm so looking forward to working with teenagers again, and I'm completely obsessed with how awesome this school is.
    • Mardi Gras, if only to have a few days off
    • Valentine's day! How could you not love a day dedicated to love?
    Favorite Quote from a Book I Read this Month:


    “Meeting your soul mate is like walking into a house you've been in before - you will recognize the furniture, the pictures on the wall,the books on the shelves, the contents of drawers: You could find your way around in the dark if you had to.”
    - I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

    2 comments:

    1. I LOVE WHEN AUTHORS TWEET ME BACK! It seriously makes me so happy. It looks like January was an awesome month for you, and there are so many things to look forward to in February, like your job and MARDI GRAS! Woohoo!

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    2. Right?! I was dancing around my classroom when I saw the notification on my phone. And yes, Mardi Gras (and a whole week off from work!)

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