Taking Stock.

It’s been a while since I have posted. There have been plenty of days I’ve thought about it, and known exactly what I wanted to write, but I just haven’t gotten to it. There have also been days when I’ve had the time to write but had no idea what to say.

I came across this “taking stock” exercise today and thought I would use it as a catalyst to get back into the blog. You’ll get a glimpse of what’s been going on with the Halls too 🙂






Making: plans for next school year

Cooking: recipes from our new cookbooks Skinny Taste (all kinds of amazing!) and Thug Kitchen (some offensive content but delicious recipes)

Drinking: The Blackberry Fence Hopper from Shake

Reading: On Writing by Stephen King. I read this once when I was in high school, but I am refreshing my memory for a new course next year. I also packed The Fringe Hours for our beach trip (we are here through Wednesday).

Wanting: This gorgeous canvas from Lindsay Letters for our living room

Looking: At teacher blogs. Lots of changes are coming to my classroom in the fall and I’m trying to prep in any way I can.

Playing: footsie 😉

Wasting: Time. The bliss of vacation.

Sewing: Nothing. Ever. Not my thing. (In fact.. I need to learn how to sew buttons back onto a few pairs of pants. I will be searching YouTube for help next week.)

Wishing: For more sunshine over the next few days.

Enjoying: Having zero plans for the next few days.

Waiting: For a more acceptable bedtime than 8:00.

Liking: E’s “Teaching Sam + Scout” blog, changing my fitness routine with the help of friends Kayla + Brooke (and the Couch to 5K app), our low maintenance week ahead.

Wondering: What my students are up to this week (yes, I still think of them over breaks) and what the rest of this year has in store for us.

Loving: how God has moved in churches across the world this weekend for Easter

Hoping: my students take something away from my class this semester

Marveling: at God’s goodness

Needing: a massage

Smelling: the beach air

Wearing: A t-shirt and Star Wars pajama pants 🙂

Following: Emily LeyShauna Niequist, Jess Connolly

Noticing: the little things.

Knowing: God’s grace covers me.

Thinking:  How grateful I am for our friends and family.

Bookmarking: Organization hacks.

Opening: New books… I binged on Amazon this week.

Giggling: at lame teacher memes and “Big Bang Theory.”

Feeling: Content.

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