Adventures with Mrs. Key

Monday, December 31, 2012


This is my first time linking up with a Currently post.
My kids are 12 (almost 13..whooo), 8 (almost 9), and 7 (just turned).
One minute they are playing and laughing together. The next minute, they are arguing.
Gotta love it!
I feel like I am on the go all the time. I have had a few stay-in-my-jammies-all-day kind of days during the break. It has been soooooo nice. No hair doing, no make-up doing....
Did you read the above statement? Hehe We go to bed when we want. We wake up when we want. I love my job, but I don't love waking up so early. One day, we will live closer, and I will be able to sleep later.
I want a treadmill. My elliptical machine needs a parter to help collect dust. :)
I say that as I sit here eating a bag of popcorn and drinking sweet tea.
I need a haircut. Thankfully my appointment is on the 3rd after school.
I believe life is all about the choices we make. I haven't always made the best choices in my life, but that's one of the many things that makes me human. The best thing is that I've learned how to make better choices. Making a choice is probably the biggest character building area I teach my little first graders. They may not fully understand it now, but maybe one day they will remember me talking to them about it.
Happy New Year!


  1. I love your word. I keep telling my own three that happiness is a choice. Wait until yours are 21, 18 and 14...They roll their eyes! I know it sinks in and I too love to hear them laughing, arguing and talking with each other!
    Owl Things First

  2. Hi Dawn! Congratulations on your first Currently! I found you on Farley's page. I'm enjoying my downtime too. Luckily, I get the rest of this week off. I'm now following your blog. Feel free to visit mine if you'd like. I'm having a giveaway.

    The Reinspired Teacher

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and congrats on joining in on the "currently" fun! Great way to connect with fellow bloggers. I have had a few of those days over break myself. Hope you have a great new year :)

    Scrappy Teaching in FL

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I totally agree that waking up at 5am is not going to be good tomorrow!

    Literacy Sundae

  5. Hi! Hope your first day of school went well today! :) Love your OLW- it's a goodie! :) I'm a new follower- Happy New Year!! :) And...yuck to having to wake up at 5am!

    Smiles from 2nd Grade

  6. Hi, I`m one of your newest followers and have nominated your blog for the Leibster Award. Pop over to my blog to read more about it.

    Looking From Third to Fourth