Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy 2013 and Currently...

As I am typing this, the clock is ticking toward midnight and the end of 2012. In less than an hour, it will be 2013. I am anxious to see what the New Year has in store for all of us...

So, of course, a new month means it's time to join in on Farley's Currently. I've been worried about this one. I knew it would be time to pick a new word for my One Little Word (OLW). I've been thinking a lot about "perseverance." Sometimes I need to remind myself to hang in there when the going gets tough--because it almost always gets better (and sometimes I don't even have to wait very long.)

Then I moved on to "appreciate." I NEED to stop and be more appreciative more often. I need to slow down and be thankful for the MANY blessings that I have. Even when things are difficult, I should be appreciative, because I know it could be worse (much worse). My struggles are few and my joys are many.

Then again, I've thought about the word, "consider." Consider the possibilities, consider the consequences, consider how lucky I am, consider how to persevere and appreciate... Nah, I just can't tie it all together that easily!

So I think I will consider it a little longer and commit by the end of the week. (That IS one more vote for consider, I see!)

I have truly enjoyed this vacation. I decided to just stay home and appreciate (heeheehe) the quiet, restful tone of no school. Get up when I want, stay up late, do school work, don't do school work... So many options! Aside from Starbucks, I haven't needed all that much to make me happy.

I want to design a "Stay Organized" plan. I know I am much happier when I get things done "on time." Why, then, am I often scrambling to finish report cards at three in the morning or looking for lost math tests under the couch when I am already late for school? Hey! Maybe my OLW should be "organize"! {Shudders} No, that's too much responsibility. I need to take smaller steps to success!

Well BloggyFriends, YOU have added to all that was wonderful about 2012. I wish I could e-mail anyone who has ever read one of my blog posts and say THANK YOU! But I'm having trouble getting one blog post finished and one little word chosen...

So, instead, I hope you will just know that I DO appreciate (keeping track?!) the connection that is built in the BloggyUniverse. Thanks for being a part of my little slice of it.

Three minutes left, so I will click "publish" for the last time in 2012...
All of these cute New Year's graphics are from Ashley Hughes on TpT!

Warmest wishes for a wonderful 2013!

Now, it's your turn to link up with Farley, to share your own "Currently," to follow the Rule of Three, and to make some new connections...


  1. Happy New Year!! I'm enjoying the time off too. It's lovely. Cheers to your shout out to the blogging world! I agree!

    Trendy in Third

  2. Those are all good OLW choices. I really like 'appreciate'. Appreciate what you have, your life, friends, job, etc. Appreciate the time and sweet things in life!

    Whatever you decide, it will good. Happy 2013 sweet Kim :)
    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  3. you are so funny... thanks for linking up like ALWAYS... you are always so encouraging and uplifting and I appreciate that!!! happy 2013!!!

  4. Happy New Year Kim! After lots of soul searching I chose commit as my word for 2013, but it wasn't easy. :)

  5. I'll vote for persevere.

    Thanks for all of your support and encouragement. You're the best and I hope the best rings your doorbell for a full year ahead.

    Debbie Clement

  6. Happy New Year to one of the sweetest bloggy friends I know!!!!!!!!! I love that you can't decide on your OLW. :)

  7. Hi Kim! Happy New Year! I'm with ya--vacation days need to slow down a bit! :)

    It has been FABULOUS to do nothing...or anything I want. It's such a rare thing for me and I'm loving it.

  8. Happy New Year! I want the rest of break to go slowly too!

  9. Happy New Year! I also have some troubles deciding on my OLW. After reading the words of others, I'm not feeling the committment to mine.
    I hope you decide soon. Maybe you could create a new word...that has a little of each of your three. Ummm.
    I go back to work tomorrow....but atleast it is a shor week. :)

  10. I hear ya on "indecision". There always seems to be something else to work on, to do, to find...makes it hard to make a decision.

    Have a fabulous last few days of break, friend. And have a very happy, positive, decisive new year :)

    Teaching in Room 6

  11. Happy New Year dearest Kim!!!! I love all of your olws!!

  12. Happy New Year to the sweetest blog gal around! May 2013 be filled with much joy. And, if you never decide on one OLW, so what? Enjoy just being you :)

  13. Happy New Year to you too!! I agree that vacation does provide us a sense of freedom! We wouldn't feel that way if we didn't work so hard to get to it, right? Cheers to some hard (rewarding) work ahead and the next vacay to relax!
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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