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{Currently April 2015}

April is here! I'm CURRENTLY linking up with Farley !


I'm currently listening to some Ed Sheeran as I do some serious catching up on grading!  How does one manage to let a stack get this high in one week!!!???  I love Ed.  He is the ginger to my ale? lol #badpuns 

I am LOVING that we have a holiday this Friday. I want to spend time relaxing and having some fun! I worked through most of Spring Break (when I wasn't napping!!) and I need to do something non-work related for once.  Do you have any fun Easter traditions? My favorite memory is getting a CD each year in my Easter basket. I love music, and this was a big deal for me as kid.  Here is my favorite Easter picture of all times from 1985!!! 


That's me giving my little brother the side eye for being such a buttercup and ruining my photo op. 
I mean seriously- Why would you cry over wearing such a fabulous bonnet? It's not every day you get to dress up in yellow linen! #iloveyoumom  I had to crop out my dad because he is apparently a vampire. He hasn't aged a day in 30 years. 

I have been in Spring Cleaning mode! It is difficult to focus on some of the current situations in my classroom because I keep thinking about next year and changes I want to make. Am I the only one who struggles with this? Maybe it was just a tough 3rd quarter, but I am seriously ready to move along!  I have strategically taken a walk down the Kindergarten hall twice this week to remind myself of the hoopla that is to come and to get back on track with the present! I needed a reality check!


I need (ok maybe it is really a want) to read something for enjoyment. I feel like I consume a lot of content and information each day, but none of it is for pure fun! Do you have any good books you'd recommend? I love all types, but historical fiction and thrillers are my favorite!

My REAL name is unique. No, not Monique, I said unique. ;) I don't share it around here, but I will say I've never met anyone else with my name. This can be both good or bad.  


My blog name is a fun play on words Not JANE stands for Not Just Any Nerdy Educator. I had all kinds of fun brainstorming for months (seriously) but with the help of my word nerd friend Krazytown, I ended up with my favorite blog name ever! 

What are you up to currently?  April is my birthday month, so be looking for some celebrations coming your way! :)





10 comments:

  1. I LOVE your blog name and your blog is so awesome! So glad I found you, I'm your newest follower! Enjoy Friday and I am just wrapping up my 2 weeks off and did some spring cleaning...always feels good after.
    hugs,
    Vicky
    Teaching and Much Moore

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    1. Ah thank you so much! 2 weeks would be great! I might finally get in more than one workout a week! :)

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  2. I LOVE your name! How fun! I love the play on words too! So fun that you keep your name hidden too! I did for a long time too! I too am already in the mood to get ready for next year!! We come up with so many great plans that we want to implement, and try after we learn our successes and not as great of successes this year! I'm right there with you! Enjoy your Friday off, and dance around to a little Ed! I saw him in concert last year. One word. AMAZING!!

    Mrs. 3rd Grade 

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    1. In concert!? SWOON. He is like a rapper with an acoustic guitar. I love it! That is how I feel- I've learned a lot through mistakes and successes too and I want a reset! lol :) Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. I love you, friend! That picture is so cute! I cracked up at Daddy Vampire. Hope you have a good Easter break.

    Krazy Town

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    1. HUGS! You as well. I can't wait to tell you about my Suzanne inspired April Fools prank!

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  4. The Not Jane button on the currently linky was the reason I'm here. You're not two before or one after me but I just needed to see the blog and blogger to match that button. Obviously your months of thinking paid off.
    Sheri :)

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    1. Thank you Sheri! I blogged for mannnyyy years under my own name so I knew I needed something special. We are all Not JANEs, or we wouldn't take the time to stay so connected through the blogosphere. Thank you for coming by! I'm trying to get back in the blogging saddle. Have a wonderful weekend and come back soon!

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  5. Yeah, I love your blog, too! Glad you shared the story on your name and thanks for that sweet Easter pic! Hope you get one equally as cool this year! :-)
    Michelle (from BigTime Literacy, but I also blog at Good, Good Life) :-)

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    1. LOL Thank you Michelle- Unfortunately the star of the photo (lil bro) is at the Final Four this weekend. He is too cool for school right now. He is a basketball coach so it is for "work". I would love to do one of those photo reenactments though! He'd be happy to wear the hat now that he's missing some hair these days.

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