Is it just me, or are January and February the dreariest months of the year? There’s just something about them– like they’re gray and cold and downright depressing. Not to wish the year away or anything, but I’m
kind of really glad they’re over! Spring is just around the corner, which means vacation is just around the corner, which means graduation is just around the corner, which means OHMYGOSHI’LLHAVEMYLIFEBACK!
At least, a little bit.
I’ve had zero time to breathe, let alone blog, recently, so I’m practically bursting with things to say.. which you may or may not care about, but this is my corner of the world so HA! you don’t make the rules.
First, there’s this:
I am recently obsessed with this little nugget, thanks to one of the awesome bloggers I regularly stalk-read. How can you not love this kid? This video is partly responsible for pulling me through the Jan/Feb slump. We were made to be awesome.
Which brings us to this:
While my time at Penn State only accounts for the first third of my college journey (and 100% of my student loans– yikes), it is a community that will always have a special place in my heart– particularly when it comes to THON. Penn State Dance Marathon is the single largest student-run philanthropy in the world, and has raised over $100 million since its conception in the 1970s to fund research and care for pediatric cancer patients through the Four Diamonds Fund. Fundraising efforts culminate in a 46-hour dance marathon every February. This year, we raised $12.3 million FOR THE KIDS! I can’t help but be Penn State Proud =]
And then, on a totally unrelated note, there’s this:
I am going absolutely CRAZY, waiting for JT to release his new CD! Slightly obsessed. I’ve also been doing a lot of The Lumineers and Alabama Shakes lately. The fact that windows-down jam-sesh season is only about two months away is SO EXCITING.
Then, there are my second grade rugrats– love them! Almost halfway through this student-teaching experience and it’s going really well. Definitely keeping me busy, hence the slacker-status in the blog department, but here’s the bottom line– this isn’t just student-teaching. This is a 14-week long, live, in-person interview. This is my one and only shot at being the kind of teacher that will get hired in the fall. Let’s hope I’m getting it right?
And then there’s my mini. He isn’t so mini anymore! He’s 9 months old today and dying to conquer the standing and walking thing. He is a pretty unhappy camper these days, thanks to two front teeth coming in. His little life currently revolves around grilled cheese, baby jail, and the unicorn song (Good Night, Sleep Tight Kidsongs video, anyone?) and I promise I will share some pictures if/when I get around to his nine-month post. His first birthday is rapidly approaching, and this momma has lots of Seuss-themed ideas up her sleeve =]
And now…. it’s 2:40 in the morning and I have to be up in four hours. Oops.
So what’s new with you?