Sunday, November 30, 2014

Currently - Dec. 2014

It's time for another Currently, created and hosted by Farley at Oh Boy Fourth Grade!  Be sure to click on her link and show her some <3! :)

December.. Wow.. this year has flown by FAST!!!  

LISTENING:   Haha... I came home long enough to toss a load of wash in and to do a couple emails.  I found that Currently was being posted, sooooooooo here I am! :)   I could have said something more fun like I was cranking holiday tunes, but ... it's really my washing machine doing it's version of the Macerena! :)

LOVING;   I am enjoying a more simplified (less stress) life.  It's a long story, but the last month I have been working on de-stressing.  I'm spending less time glued to the Internet working, and more time outside, enjoying the scenery! :)

THINKING:  Even though I have simplified my life, I am still planning out a few work projects.  I have a new laptop which is going to help me be able to create from remote locations. How fun is that?

WANTING:  I'd really like to finish up my Christmas shopping this next week.  I am almost there!  Whew!   I am not a real fan of crowds, especially holiday crowds.  How about you?

NEEDING:  To get my Christmas tree up. I was debating over putting up a live tree.  Though with the dogs in the house, maybe not a good idea.   The outside Christmas lights have been up for 2 weeks. #onlyoneintheneighborhood  #clarkwgriswold

GIVING:    I am pretty blessed. Even though I am not wealthy by any stretch, I still believe in giving back. For a couple years now, I have given a portion of my sales to the Gary Sinise Foundation.  If you are not familiar with this organization, they build smart homes (and provide other services) for wounded soldiers, EMT/Fire/Police.  Mainly soldiers that have lost limbs and have combat wounds.  What I like about it is that the majority of the funds raised go to the actual building of homes, rather than a lot of admin. costs.  The man who founded it, you might know -  Gary Sinise from CSI NY and Forest Gump.


  1. I love that you are giving a portion of your sales to a charity. What a fantastic idea! I love the idea, and think I am going to have to try something like this with holiday sales. I'm a new follower- I found you through Farley's Currently!

    Caffeine and Lesson Plans

  2. what you are giving is AWESOME!!! I too am inspired to do this!!! thanks for the idea!!!

  3. You're almost done with your shopping?! I just started! Although, our tree is up! Love that you're giving back to a great cause! My dad served in the Army for 23 1/2 years.
    Thriving in 3rd

  4. I love that you're giving back! It's such a great thing we're able to do.
    I haven't put up my tree yet either...just put up the outside lights today.
    Hope you have a great December!
    The Disneyfied Teacher

  5. So glad you are simplifying - feels so good! Gary Sinise's foundation is a worthy one. I always make a Christmas donation to a golden retriever rescue in honor of my sweet goldens.

    Krazy Town

  6. I am impressed you are almost done with your shopping! I am not even close. Thank you for the information about the Gary Sinise Foundation. I was not aware of it. I love the giving spirits of people during the holiday season. Hope you have a wonderful week.

  7. So jealous that you are done with your shopping almost. I think I have maybe a handful of people done and I don't even know where they all are. HAHA!

    Your gving is an awesome way to show your appreciation for those who give so much to use as citizens.

    You rock Danielle!

    Jennifer Smith-Sloane


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