Friday, June 27, 2014

Five for Friday

Happy Friday! I hope this post finds you all relaxing and enjoying summer break! I feel like my break is starting to slip away - slow down summer!!! It has been a hot and humid week around here and in true south Alabama Gulf Coast fashion, there have been thunder storms almost every afternoon! Sure makes for good snuggling with my doggies and reading or napping weather!
My sweet Lucile, who thinks she is an outside dog, says it is way too hot!

Thank you to Doodle Bugs Teaching for hosting this fabulous linky!
 I have been blogging my little heart out this week! I am really loving all the summer linkies along with the year round linkies! Check out these linkies that I have linked with this week and consider posting to one or ALL of them next week!
Fourth Grade Frolics
Monday Made It - share your fabulous homemade "anything"!

Merry Mondays - share your Pinterest inspired tips, crafts, recipes, and more!

Tales of a Teacher
Tips to Tame 'Em - Share your beginning of the year "taming" tips for getting your class in order. See the schedule for the different week's topics.

Wordless Wednesday - use pictures to share what you have been up to during the week!

A week full of linkies with Mr. Greg!

These guys have a week's worth of linkies! Monday Meet Up, Two for Tuesday, Worksheet Wednesday, Tried & True (sometimes Throwback) Thursday, and Free Font Friday. I have not posted to all of these YET! My goal is to have posted at least once to all of these by the end of the summer!

Do you read or post to a linky I did not mention? Please share in the comments so I can check them out too!

Work Work Working!
I have been on roll with my Teachers Pay Teachers store this week. I have completed a few items and am working on updating some of the old and adding a lot more new! Check back each week on Two for Tuesdays and Worksheet Wednesdays for great deals and FREEBIES!!

Blog Design! Tips and Suggestions Welcome!
I am still adding to my new blog design. This week I learned how to add a cute signature to the end of my blog post and how to add a message in my comments section. I still have a few more things to learn and add and then I think I will be done. 

What is one of your blogs best features? What should I add to my blog? Please leave your thoughts in the comments!!

I am going a little stir crazy! I had surgery two weeks ago today to remove fibroids. My house is a mess and I cannot do a thing about it. I am still under doctor's orders not to pick up anything heavier than 10 pounds, avoid steps, and avoid bending over. Not to mention that I still get tired after taking a shower! I have almost cleaned out my DVR. Thankfully I am now able to focus enough to read and blog. However, I am sick of my sofa!!!!!

Yep! You read that right, I have been summoned for jury duty!
Normally, I would actually be very excited to be selected to serve on a jury. I have never been summoned before and have secretly been hoping I would get called - just not RIGHT BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS!!! Are you kidding me? I have so much planned for that week. I was supposed to teach Jump Start, finish getting my classroom ready, working on anchor charts and lesson plans, oh and a BACHELORETTE  PARTY IN WASHINGTON DC! 
I am so bummed. I have wanted to serve on a jury since forever and the first chance I get is at the worst possible time! I am so conflicted.  I kind of want to be dismissed but then again I kind of don't. UGH! 

Now it is your turn to share what you have been up to this week. Leave some love in the comments and head over to Doodle Bugs Teaching to link up and read what other have doing this week!

And just to put an extra smile on your face...
 I got 15 shots of this when what I really wanted was...
My precious diva angel! She has never met a camera she didn't like!

Happy Weekend!

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  1. Thanks for the round up and for sharing at Merry Monday Linky!!! I got called for jury duty too - and it was over my birthday! It ended up I never got called in, so PHEW!!! Glad you're having a fun filled busy week! See you again on Sunday 6 pm pst I hope! Julia

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  3. Love your new signature! Frogs and kissess...too cute! The pics of your doggie are great. It cracks me up that she likes the camera, mine just runs away every time I try to snap a pic. Have a great weekend.

    Luv My Kinders

    1. Thank you so much!!! Have a great weekend too!

  4. Okay Melissa! This post was jam-packed- but I love it! First of all, I hope you are felling better and getting stronger. Having been through several surgeries I can empathize. It takes time to get back to 100%. Do what your doctor tells you. Secondly, all those linkies! Oh my! I think I have done most of them this summer, but I am going to check out Smedley's Smorgasbord! That one keeps coming up my Bloglovin' feeds so I bookmarked it today. I am having the best time reading other blog posts and learning so much. I love to steal ideas! Probably why Pinterest and I are BFFs. Thirdly, let's talk about jury duty. Last winter my son fought a traffic ticket and asked for a jury trial. It was sooooooooo interesting to hear the process that takes place. I do hope you get picked, but certainly the timing is awful. Last- your blog looks great! Are you doing all this yourself! I could have hired you to do mine! Thanks for sharing so much!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

    1. Thanks girl!!! I am trying to be a good patient so I have had plenty of time to work on this blog. It has been an amazing learning experience! I hope I am picked too, I think!!! Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments!

  5. Thanks for all of the link party ideas! I am new to the blogging world and am excited to link up with everyone!

    :) Gina
    Miss Peluso's Kindergarten

    1. I am pretty new too and these linkies have been too much fun!!!

  6. Love your new signature! Oh the jury summoning. You know...if it was the first day of school they wouldn't even dismiss you. Drives me nuts. It's always at the worst time that you get called. I hate that you are going to miss a Bachelorette party. :( I have been missing all the summer thunderstorms while I've been on the west coast. No rain out here! I'm sorry you're still stuck to the couch. At least you've gotten some TpT stuff done. That's always good!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. Timing does stink!!! I got cleared this afternoon to finally be able to drive a little. :) Hope you are having a blast on the west coast!!


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