Friday, July 22, 2016

Five For Friyay!


It's a hot one for Michigan. It's a perfect morning to stay inside and share 5 random things from my week with you! Thank you Doodle Bugs Teaching for hosting such a great Linky Party! Get ready for some random ramblings. Grab a cup of coffee and take five minutes peace!


I LOVE THIS BOOK! I just ordered a copy for a friend who, like me, has three children. She's a teacher who, like me, loves to have five minutes peace from time to time. Unlike me, she still has one in diapers, so her five minutes peace is much more valuable than mine! I miss the days of craving five minutes to myself. These days having five minutes with my children is a pleasure! If you have little ones at home or you used to, you must check out this book. You will love the story more than your littles, but they will laugh right along with you as Mrs. Large tries to find a place for just five minutes to herself.


Learning A-Z

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I didn't make it to Orlando for the TPT meet-up and I didn't get to go to Vegas for the teachers conferences. But guess what? I'm going to East Lansing! I can't wait to meet and be inspired by my Michigan blogger friends!



I will be able to go to the meet-up in style because I just got my StichFix number 8! I love pulling out my Fix Sandwich!


I kept three things from this Fix. Chessie helped me decide which ones were keepers!



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This has been one of the most relaxing summers I have ever had. My kids and hubs go to work every day leaving me lots of time on my hands. There have been projects on my mind for a while that I have wanted or needed to take care of. But guess what? I didn't do any of them! Instead I've gone out almost every day to pursue my passion...birds! I'm what you call a Lister. I list all the birds I see and I'm up to 182 lifetime birds. Not too shabby for rarely leaving my state of Michigan! People often ask me what my favorite bird is, or assume it's an owl! They are all my favorites. Check some of my finds out...
Willow Flycatcher



American Woodcock strutting his stuff!
Want more? Follow me on Instagram. I've been trying to post a bird picture everyday! That's it from me this week. Next week I'm heading back to school to start getting things set-up. Just a couple of hours here and there, so I'll still have plenty of time for the birds!

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the book recommendation! I LOVE good children's books... and as a kindergarten teacher and mother of 4 (4-15 years old) I am always looking for 5 minutes of peace :)

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    1. You long for five minutes peace and then when you get it you start to worry! Why's it so quiet and what kind of trouble is someone cooking up! I miss having little ones in the house, but enjoy having adult children to hang out with and visit! Thanks for stopping by!
      Jenny

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  2. I love seeing your bird pictures on Instagram. I love watching birds in my backyard. There is something so peaceful about watching them.

    Stacy
    Made with Love

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    1. I'm so glad you like my bird pictures. Watching them certainly does help me unwind and destress! Thanks for stopping by!
      Jenny

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  3. I love watching the birds in my yard. I usually don't know what they are! I recognize cardinals, robins, and bluejays. That's about it! I plan to start heading into my classroom next week too.
    Jan
    Laughter and Consistency

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    1. Cardinal, robins and bluejays are great starts! Now see if you can find a goldfinch or a downy woodpecker! It might be too hot for me this week...Maybe next week! Ha!
      Jenny

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  4. When I open my email and see your posts it's like getting a Christmas present! I didn't get to go to any of the tpt meet ups either. womp, womp.... Your Michigan meet up sounds dreamy! :) Next week is my week to get back into school though. Fingers crossed they set it up correctly for me or you may hear me scream in Michigan! hahaha
    Love and hugs!!!!!
    Maria

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  5. Hello! I am your newest follower and loved your post. I look forward to reading more. Have a great weekend and happy blogging!

    Jen @ Professional Bloggers Association
    www.ProfessionalBloggersAssociation.com

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