Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tell Me More Linky/Newbie Blog Hop!

There's two linkys out there that are similar so, I'm mixing the two so you can get to know me a little better!  I always like reading about others in bloggy land---hopefully this will entertain? enlighten? idk?

Tell Me More, Tell Me More....
In no particular order, other than it's what came into my brain as I was typing....  :)

1.  I'm an only child.  While I had a great childhood and wasn't one of those stereotypical only children who are spoiled, etc.... I HATED IT!  I love my parents dearly.  They did a lot for me, and I was even allowed to take friends on vacations as I got older, but I would have loved a sibling!  Now that I'm married, one thing I knew for sure was that I was going to have at LEAST 2 kids!  :P

2.  Speaking of kids.  My first one, who's 6 now, came a month early.  I left school early one day (I apparently had a small, slow "leak") and didn't come back.  My friends laughed at me at how laid back I was.  The nurses were amazed at my "perkiness" afterwards too!  lol.  My second child was 6 days late.  I even worked in the classroom 4 days late.... but I just couldn't do it after that.  Both boys are a month apart (4 years apart).  My first was March 15, my second was April 15!  (One of my BFF's daughter was born on July 15th!)  Do I dare even think of trying again?!  How cool would a May 15th be?!  :P

3.  I twirled baton and danced for over 20 years!  I performed in the Citrus Bowl halftime show (back when it was the Citrus Bowl..) twice.  I absolutely loved teaching and choreographing routines for 3 year olds!  I also loved choreographing routines/half time show in college too!  I had 2 years at "head majorette" where I got to create the routines we did!  I miss it greatly, having two boys....

4.  I am a frugal, savvy shopper!  I have been known in the past to be one of those people who goes into a store and buys like $200 worth of stuff for like $10.  Now that I have started blogging, working on things for TPT and of course have 2 young boys-----I'm lucky to even USE a coupon.........  it pains me each time I go shopping and don't use a coupon--but I'll get back to it one day!

5.  I do not drink coffee!  But have like $40 worth of gift cards to Starbucks!  HOWEVER I do love their white hot chocolate---and use the gift cards on that!

6.  I HATE feet.  (but need to have polished toes) :)  Enuff said on that!  Ewwww......

7.  I have a memory that will not let me forget things.  I'm up all the time and am lucky to get a few hours of sleep at night.  And if my memory doesn't keep me up----my "to-do" list grows instead! 

8.  I love to travel, but HATE flying.  I hated flying before 9-11, but that gave me more fear!  My hubby and I went to Aruba for our honeymoon in 2003----and we were on this small 20 seater plane from Aruba to Puerto Rico and I did not get to sit with my hubs, but instead in my little row of 3---a broken seat by the window and a foreigner male in the middle, who held onto a rosemary bead cross the whole time chanting and praying....  I thought we were going down......  I have since flown to Disney twice and that's it.

9.  I was a drummer all throughout school!  From 4th grade on.  I was the only girl for most of that time.  I did not participate in the Marching Band in HS, but did in the Concert Band.

10.  I met my husband at Zany Brainy.  (Any of y'all ever shop there WAAAAYYY back?!)  He's not a teacher, but in business.  He went to the same college as me, but if it weren't for Zany Brainy, we would have never met.

11.  I'm a verbal processor.  I'm one of "those" students who talks.  BUT what you might not know about those learners is that I might be talking, but it's usually taking in the info and processing it.  It is a weakness of mine and something I'm not quite sure how to overcome, as it has gotten me in trouble.... even as an adult.... :(  I do know to sit by the back/sides and to sit with people who know this about me and are okay with it :)  I have great friends and coworkers! :)  The hypocrite in me though---it bugs me to death when my 6 year old does it!  He's totally like his mama in that aspect.... I can only hope he has understanding teachers throughout school.

12.  I can usually name that tune in 5 seconds!  I love music---all kinds!

13.  I have been going to Target at least one time a week this summer.  I'm even more dangerous when I have my kids with me (which is every time) because I just throw it in the cart and go!  My hubby and wallet will be quite relieved when I go back to school!!!!  ha ha!

Well, I'm not sure that was all that interesting, but it's what came to mind!  I gotta clean off my computer desktop now.  I'm handing it in to get a new one in a few days and am a little embarrassed as to what my desktop looks like with all the downloading I've been doing!!!  oops! :)  It's also the reason for lack of pictures in the post too.... 

Okay, so I'm NOT quite a newbie anymore.... BUT I haven't been blogging that long and still am learning quite a bit!  (I still consider myself to be new) I thought I would join this Newbie Blog Hop over at Grade Three is the Place to Be. 

1.  What state are you in?
I'm a blogger from PA!  There are so many bloggers from around the world really, and there doesn't seem to be many from PA!  Come out, come out, where ever you are!!!!! ;)

2.  Current Teaching Position
First grade.  I also used to teach full day kindergarten.  This is my 10th year teaching!  WOW!  Time flies!

3.  Teaching Experience-
oops.  Answered some of that in the last question!  Before my teaching positions, I was a long term substitute.  I also taught baton and dance to kiddos for quite a long time at a baton studio that I also attended for over 20 years! 

4.  When did you start blogging?
I started blogging mid January.

5. A blogging tip
Take off your robot comment thingy!  If there is spam, you can delete it easily and also report it.  It is a lot easier for other fellow bloggers to comment without always having to "verify" that they are a "human!"  (Plus, half of the time humans can't figure out what it is either!) :P


Thanks for reading!  Join up to so we can get to know you too!!!


  1. I absolutely love your blog design. I'm a new follower.
    The Idea Backpack

    1. Thank you! I was a lucky winner in a contest to get a "make-over!". :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks! It came to me one night when I should have been sleeping.... :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. YAY!!! Another blogger from PA. I am super excited to hear that I am not the only one :) I sent you an email :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

    1. Woohoo! PA has to have more out there, right?!?!?! :). I'll email you back when I get my computer back tomorrow afternoon. :)

  4. I found your blog on the Newbie Blog Hop. I'm so happy I decided to hop along. I'm your newest follower.

    You Might Be a First Grader...

  5. I am so happy that I stumbled across your blog through the linky party!
    Drop by anytime :)


    Creekside Teacher Tales

  6. I HATE flying too! It scares me. I never enjoyed it.

    ✣ Miss Nelson✣
    Miss Nelson’s Blog

    1. As terrified that I am, I NEED to be by a window to look out!!!!! Guess I want to know if we are crashing or need to see what's below?!? (& now flying with kids----I don't get a window seat!!) :(

  7. I don't like the robot verification either. Glad I found you. I'm your newest follower. if you get a chance please visit my blog @ Calling Plays in 2nd Grade.

  8. I totally relate with the feet thing! My toes aren't painted, and its creeping me out! :)
    Apples and ABC's

  9. I found you on the newbie blog hop and I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Come on over to Groovy in 3rd to claim the award. Congratulations! I love your owl theme.

    Your newest follower,
    Groovy in 3rd

  10. I just stumbled upon this super old post but wanted to comment because I AM FROM PA!! And I am new to blogging and have been looking for PA HI!


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