Friday, July 8, 2016

A Little of This and That...

Happy Friday, Everyone!!  It's hard to believe the first week of July is already done and dusted.  This week has flown by!  After the crazy school year I had, I am now taking things slow.  I am even a little territorial about my time...I am not interested in being on the go or planning every second of my day to get the "most" out of summer vacation.  I am quite content poking around the house and tending to things that have been pushed to the back burner.  That doesn't mean I have become a recluse though!  My five things this week include...

1) Fourth of July fun with my family :)  Every year my aunt has a party on the Fourth where we basically just hang out, eat good food, laugh, drink, and enjoy being together.  The kids swim in the pool, run around, play games, and end the day with some Sparkler fun.  What a great way to celebrate summer!!
My nephew and cousin's little boy

My cousin's little girl and my niece showing her brother some love :)
2) I went to the movies TWICE this week!  I can't remember the last time a saw a movie at a theater... I'm not sure why because I love the cinema experience.  Tuesday night, I went with my Girlie to see Conjuring 2.  SO GOOD!  I love scary movies! It was a bonus to hang out with my girl :)
Scary goodness!
Last night, I went to see Central Intelligence with some work friends.  We were a little hesitant because it didn't get glowing reviews, but we all thought it was funny and had a great time.  It didn't hurt that Dwayne Johnson is very nice to look at :)
3)  I love the beach and I am always sad at the end of the summer when I realize I haven't made the time to go soak up the sun and relax by the ocean.  This summer will be no different because the reality is that my skin only does two colors... white and red.  "Tan" barely happens and brown... nope.  Instead of days by the ocean and cycles of burning and peeling, I have been stealing a few moments here and there to chill at our local beach.  I'll grab lunch and go down for an hour or so just to enjoy the view, smell the salty air, and listen to the waves lightly crash on the shoreline.    
Just love that view
4) School work is never far from my mind.  I am currently obsessing over book bins for my classroom.  I NEED a minimum of thirty-six to get my library center organized.  I have thirty-one bins so far and have been going store to store anxiously searching for five more.  It's very frustrating!!  I have even looked on line to order them, but no go.  I can't wait to finish the project... It is making my heart happy to think about how very zen my new room is going to be!!  (We must never tell my husband how much money I spend on all this silliness!)   
Can't wait to finish this project!!
5) I have completely fallen off the dieting wagon.  TRYING hard to reign myself back in.  The struggle is real.  I am setting new goals (let's be honest...they are not "new" goals.  I should say I am pushing "reset" and doing what I know works for me).  I am committing to tracking those points through Weight Watchers every day and MOVING.  10,000 steps a day, no excuses!      
Yup.  Sadly, I've been there.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!  Enjoy!!


  1. Hi Deb, great set of five, particularly #5! Been there done that, maybe you've seen me walking through the bedrooms and back to the bathroom as I brush my teeth before going to bed?? Thanks for visiting Normandy Life today
    bon weekend

  2. Deb, I second Normandy Life above! I'm your newest follower becuz with a name like Mixed Bag Of Crazy, I know we could be bosom friends. Thanks for dropping by today from Five on Friday. Will be back soon and often.

    1. Glad you stopped by. Thanks so much for following me! :)

  3. I hope you enjoy your well-deserved summer. Who wants to be running around like crazy when I'm sure you've been doing it all school year? That Dwayne Johnson movie sounds like fun. I thought about it but can't remember the last time I've seen a film. Yikes.

    Have a good weekend

  4. I wonder how many people have run on the spot, walked up and down the stairs or done things like that to get to their daily step count! Loads I expect!! Your classroom is going to be very organised isn't it, I hope that you can find the rest of the supplies that you need soon! Thank you for joining in Five On Friday, I hope you have a great weekend! xx

  5. Good luck with finding the rest of the bins. I can't actually remember the last time I went to the cinema.

  6. That was funny about running in place. Enjoy your summer, don't think about school stuff till August. Been there done that.

  7. Your beach view is amazing. I think I would just spend my summer in that one spot if it were my view. I understand about falling off the diet wagon, I always feel as if I am simply walking behind it and never quite going to catch it. Hope you are having a great weekend!

  8. There is nothing better than down time. Enjoy x

  9. For 7 years I could go enjoy the ocean two blocks away every day for a little bit...and not get sun burned :) I'm glad that among your Friday Five that is something you can enjoy, too!