Tell All Tuesday-Summer Recharge

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Another Tuesday, another blog post!  Today’s theme is Summertime Recharge.  The school year is so busy with lesson planning, teaching, meetings, grading that it’s hard to find time to slow down and relax!  The summer is a perfect time to step back, relax, and recharge to be ready for another great school year!

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I try to do yoga throughout the year as a way to exercise and stress relief.  During the summer, I have more choices of classes and can take them throughout the day.  This summer, I decided to do Yoga Teacher Training to get certified to teach.  I have taken 3 training classes a week to learn how to teach, the history, anatomy-it’s a lot of information!  Additionally, I have taken a ton of classes and learned a lot about myself and my body.

The summer is a perfect time to read.  During the year, I try to read at night, but sometimes I’m too exhausted.  I’ve been able to read throughout the day and have added to my yearly total.  I’ve been able to read more books than just my monthly book club book as well!

I love being outside when the weather is warm!  Whether it’s taking a walk, eating on a patio, or sitting on the pool deck relaxing or reading, it’s perfect!

Join in the fun-how do you recharge over the summer?

Tell All Tuesday-Summer Snapshot

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I’m so glad to be participating again in Tell All Tuesday (even if I’m a couple days late-it’s summer!).  This week’s theme is Summer Snapshot-Where is a fun place you have gone, activity you have done, or something special that has happened this summer?


When I saw that this week’s theme was Summer Snapshot, I immediately knew what to write about!


In June, I got engaged!!  I was not expecting it when he proposed-he was teasing me that he wasn’t proposing for a few more months; he definitely threw me off!  He proposed at the White Sox game in a sky box-our family held signs that read Karen, will you marry me?  It was so sweet having our families involved, and I loved their creativity in creating the signs!  IMG_0005

Now’s the fun in beginning to plan! We’ve been looking at venues, and are close to making a choice and setting a date!


Tell All Tuesday-2 Truths and a Lie


IMG_8031 (1)I have been meaning to get back into writing blog posts, and have struggled with what to write about.  I’m excited to participate in this summer’s Tell All Tuesday to meet and connect with other bloggers and help myself write weekly blog posts.

To start the summer off, we’re going to play Two Truths and a Lie to get to know each other.  Here we go.IMG_80301. I am obsessed with pandas.  I have visited 3/4 zoos in the United States and have seen cubs twice.

2. I love traveling, but have never been out of the United States.  I have been to around 30 states and would love to go abroad someday.

3. I have a dog named Smores.  She is the quietest dog because she whines rather than barks!

Play along by posting in the comments which one you think is the lie-I’ll share in 3 days.


Have fun!