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Linking Up...Five for Friday

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for my first ever Five for Friday.  I'm trying to forget today is Friday because the more Fridays I see, the more I remember that summer is winding down.  >>Insert pity party here>>


I would love to say my nose has been stuck in a professional development book, but instead I've been binge watching The Killing and Scandal on Netflix.  So many shows and so little time before school starts!  Which leads us to number 2!
What did I ever do without Roku?  I'm loving having Amazon Prime and Netflix so easily accessible.  The headphones attached to the remote is ingenious.  Best thing since sliced bread...

I finally bit the bullet this week and ordered this rug for the living room.  Rug shopping is stressful; (binge watching Scandal is not).   It should be here in two days.  I'm hoping it looks as good in my actual living room as it does in my head.

I finally broke down and ordered an Erin Condren Teacher Planner for this year.  I don't know why I waited so long.   Isn't it lovely?  I can't wait to break out the planner supplies and get it decorated.  Attention stalker:  Even though this is my planner, that's not my real name and not my real school. 

We lost our sweet little mouse this week.  RIP will be missed.  I never thought in a million years a rodent would share my house, by my choice.  We are all sad.  We had a nice little burial ceremony for him.

Happy Friday!!!


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