Sunday, March 3, 2013

March Currently!!!

After working for only 3 days last week (due to snow days) I have been exhausted.  You would have thought the week was much longer than that.  We had school Monday, snow days Tuesday and Wednesday, and work Thursday and Friday.
Why was I so stinking tired then?!?!

This weekend has been quite busy as well spending some time with the fam!
Hung out with my little niece, Marie, on Friday and we spend a good portion of the evening dancing! :)
Here's a pic of her...

Have a cute pic of her and I to share.
It's kind of dark, but cute nonetheless...

And hung out with my other nieces last night.
Audrey got ahold of my phone and took a few pics of herself.
Thought I'd share one... lol

Always love Farley's currently.  Wish we would have completed it Friday though.
If you are one of the few who haven't checked it out, click on the image below to go to Farley's amazing blog.

My responses will be in green (I LOVE March and St. Paddy's Day) and Emily's responses will be in dark green. (Great minds think alike...)

I am being such a bum and still in bed.  So at this point, I am listening to absolutely nothing. Silence is golden as they say!!

I have been working on losing weight since August.
I have some highs and lows, but have lost 38 pounds and am SOOO excited!

I am in TOTAL agreement with Farley.
Spring break should be longer!
Especially since I am traveling to California for a wedding during that short week.

The wedding in California would be the reason I would love to lose 10 more pounds by spring break.
I know it is wishful thinking but if I set my goal high, I will lose more.
At least that's what I am thinking.

So if I worked out more often, I might be more likely to achieve that goal. ;)

Now for my Like, Love, Hate...
This was hard to do when thinking about the letter A.

I started with attitudes...
When we hear the word attitudes, our minds usually go toward negative ones.
But I like the positive ones!!!
My focus has been positivity and I am totally liking those who contribute positively to that goal.

Yesterday I tried on possible dresses to wear to both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding.
So I went with attire...
I am LOVING the way these dresses, which I've had for years but haven't fit, are looking on me.
It feels amazing being 38 pounds smaller.
I have my attire for both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding and didn't have to buy them.
I do need to buy some accessories but that is so much cheaper than a entire outfit!

I really hate the word hate but that doesn't start with an A. lol
I went with aging... 
I am really starting to see it in my face.
I found some pics of me from years before and thought "WOW, how young my face looked."
I have been checking out many different anti-aging products but haven't found any I love yet.
Any suggestions for me?

Well it's time to hand this off to Emily!  Miss you, girl!!!
I love me some Pete Yorn! (Ok, that sentence only makes sense to my sister and one of my best friends, but it is totally true.)  
Have seen him in concert several times.  If you are interested, on the above album my favorite song in "Closet."

We recently had several snow days, thanks to two snow storms that delivered 15 total inches of snow.  Boy I needed those!  They let me get caught up on grading.  And my 30th birthday is this month.  Loving my birthday, not necessarily the number!

There is one week (5 school days) until Spring Break.  Hubby and I will be spending it in Charleston, SC.  (Happy bday to me!)  
I  can't wait! 
Walking on the beach, looking at old houses, and Southern cooking!! 

Before we leave I have to finish my latest grad school assignment, implement and collect data on a strategy used with a student who has ASD, for the purposes of adjusting their IEP or 504. (Riveting, right?)  I am getting my Masters in Autism Spectrum Disorders.  I am half way through my degree, and I have learned SO MUCH.  
But I will be glad when I have my degree, and my free time back. :)

Now my 3 words:
(BTW, Farley this was a bit of a challenge.  With a name like Emily, I had to think about this one!)

I like being an erudite.    It means showing great knowledge and learning.  (Yes Antoinette, I had to look that one up!)  -FYI for readers, Antoinette and I always talk about the vocabulary I use in conversation.  It is apparently very extensive. :)

I love eating!  With my upcoming Spring Break trip, I have already looked up restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.  Thanks, Guy Fieri! 
Though I love eating, I HATE eggs.  It's a texture and a taste thing.  No egg scrambles for me!  As my mom used to say, "Good.  That just leaves more for people who like it."  
Eggs, you can have them.

What are your plans for this month?  We are entering our last quarter after Spring Break.  Where has the time gone?

If you get the chance link up to Farley's Currently, we are only number 311!  (Funny, I love that band, too.)

Antoinette & EmilyK


  1. I am so impressed with your weight loss. Congratulations!!! hats off to you.

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  2. Hey Emily, I actually called you an erudite in a card that I wrote you last year. Don't know if you remember it but it was filled with REALLY BIG words like erudite. Of course I had to look it up also. lol
    Love ya :)

  3. Cindy-
    Thank you so much. It has been quite a weight loss journey so far but I am loving the results. The key, for me, is to keep a positive attitude about it. I tell myself it's a means to an end and I'm gonna love the end.
    Thank you again. :)

  4. I found your blog through this months currently! Congratulations on your weight loss! You should be proud! Keep your head high!

    Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

  5. Marcy-
    I just left your blog, which I found through the Currently. lol
    Thank you so much! I am very proud. It feels amazing.
    Antoinette :)

  6. Antoinette-congrats on the weight loss!
    Emily-I'm with you on the hating eggs!

    :) Nicole
    Tadpole Tidbits

  7. Come on guys! Eggs are incredible! The commercial said so:) Erudite. I know it, now I need to use it in my daily life.

    A-38 lbs! I love you and don't right now. That is Amazing with a capital "A" but I a jealous. Tee hee! I bet you will look fab for the wedding.

    My Teacher Friend

  8. Congrats on the weight loss Antoinette! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me! I am your newest follower and look forward to reading more of your posts!

  9. Nicole-
    Thank you so much! It is such an amazing feeling. :)
    I don't know if i would say I love eggs, but I eat them quite often. At least the egg whites. I'm not a big fan of the yolk. Maybe you and Emily should try egg whites.
    Thanks for stopping by! :)

  10. Brandi-
    You are too funny!
    Erudite is a great word. We should see if we can get it to become a more commonly used word. lol
    Thanks for loving and hating me. lol I totally understand. I will post pics of the wedding.
    Antoinette :)

  11. Kim-
    Yeah a new follower! We love followers. :)
    Thank you so much!
    Looking forward to checking out your site more, also!

  12. Antoinette, your niece's eyes are so beautiful! And congrats on 38 pounds; that is amazing!

    Emily--I LOVE eggs! Scrambled, sunny side up, eggs benedict. MMMMMMMMM. :)

    Oh! And 311 is my birthday, coming up on Monday! Wasn't it nice of them to give me the week off for my birthday??

    Teach On.

  13. Hi Gayla-
    Thank you so much! :)
    Congrats on getting your birthday off. I am a June bday, so I get mine off every year!
    Have a blast! :)