Thursday, January 1, 2015

Currently January 2015

Thank you to Farley at Oh Boy, Fourth Grade for the Link Up.

If you are like me you probably slept in this morning and are starting off 2015 in style by lounging in your pajamas.

Listening to...
Uptown Funk (featuring Bruno Mars) by Marc Ronson.  I am sucker of old school funky horns and beats.  Bruno Mars and Marc Ronson deliver it with style in this song.  Need a morning pick me up?  Add this to your playlist.


Game of Thrones.  While we have given up on our cable subscription, the whole family has been binge watching shows on Netflix and HBO Go over break.  (So much so that we went over our data usage from our internet provider this month - oops!)  My daughter is watching Arrow.  My son was been watching Pysch.  My wife and I are in the eighth season of DexterSince my wife was working on a lot the days I had off, I decided to watch a series that I thought she wouldn't be interested inMy brother recommended that I watch the HBO show Game of Thrones.  It is a very adult drama set in a fantasy medieval world (Think Lord of the Rings but with nudity).  The show is not for everyone as it is very violent, but the acting and storylines are excellent. 

Where the heck can I watch the Ohio State vs. Alabama game tonight??  I'm not a huge sports fan, but I do like watching college football.  My home state Buckeyes have made it into the BCS playoffs, but it's being played on ESPN tonight.  Ugh!  This summer my family gave up our cable TV to save some money.  Honestly, I don't miss it except for two things - Walking Dead on AMC and occasionally some sports on ESPN.  I guess my son and I will have dinner at some sports bar tonight. 

to stay in my jammies all day.  You know what I'm saying, right?

to get back to a normal sleep pattern.  I am most definitely a night owl rather than an early bird.  Usually over the summer and during Christmas break, I stay up a little later and get up a little later each day.  If I don't start getting back to normal bedtime, the first Monday back to school will be rough!

Yes, maybe a wish...
to travel to China.  Keith May, one of my oldest and best friends and his wife, Heather, joined the Peace Corps last summer and were assigned to teach English at a college in China.  They have created an amazing blog where their friends and family can read about their experiencesI read as soon as it is published.  I also video chat with them occasionally when we can find a time where we are both available (China is a 12 hour time difference so this is challenging sometimes).  I think about and miss these friends a lot.  I was video chatting with Keith recently and we talked about the possibility of me coming to visit them in China next summer.  My wife has given me the green light.  Now, it's really about saving up the money (around 3 grand for the flight) and working out the logistics.  I really hope we can make it happen. 

And finally, wishing...
for you, a year of  peace, love, health and happiness!



  1. Love The Walking Dead too.....ready for it to come back on! That would be awesome to be able to travel to China to visit.....what a long flight though! :)
    Have an awesome 2015!

    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

  2. Uptown Funk is my JAM!!!!!! Can't get enough of it! I also need to get back to a normal sleep pattern. Next week will be brutal.
    Hope your Yes, Maybe, Wish comes true.

  3. Well, I got out of my pajamas to do a little workout, and then showered and got back into a clean set of pajamas! And my workout was to take all of the Christmas decorations down to the basement ONE AT A TIME. Thank goodness I'm not Lynne D. I think I counted 40 trips. And yes, I really need to get back on a normal sleeping schedule. I'm pushing 9 am wake-ups times...

    4th Works

  4. Catching up on my blog reading right now!! If only I could find the motivation to write my own post :) Maybe tomorrow if we have another day off??? I just heard Uptown Funk for the first time the other day. Loved it. I am definitely not back in a normal sleep routine yet, especially after the strange weather week we've had! China would be amazing-- I hope it works out for you!

    EduKate and Inspire