Growing Up

I would say sorry for the lack of updates here recently but I have been busy living life. I soaked up my relatively free, unscheduled summer (the first one in five years), enjoyed fellowship with friends and family and tried to prepare for the school year.

The last twelve days have been a whirl wind of painting my new place, moving all my junk, unpacking and I don’t even want to talk about all the paper I have been sifting through since getting to school ;) I still have some weekend projects at my new place. Although I want to prime and paint the cabinets soon I kind of like not having cabinet doors on as I am still adjusting to where I put everything.

My elementary room looks bright and welcoming and that makes me happy! I love the classes I have met so far and have only run into a few behavior problems so far in the elementary. I have met my HS and JH choirs and I think I have music picked out for their fall concert. Teaching on a HS block schedule will be a new adventure for me. A few scheduling problems but hopefully those will be worked out by the end of the week. One half day and whole day done. Is it Friday yet? I guess I should start working on my lesson plans for next week so I can enjoy the weekend. If you teach, have you ever heard of the Common Core Standards? In addition to learning my student’s names, I will be familiarizing myself with those.

I haven’t had time to freak out about finding a doctor, dentist, eye doctor, chiropractor/massage therapist or hair dresser this week which is nice.

I am glad I am on my own since my suppers have usually been consisting of homemade sals that I threw together over the weekend, mellon and finally some actually meals the last two nights. I have actually made it home before supper two nights in a row and it feels great! The only thing I want to do when I get home is lay down which messes with my productivity. I want to make bread for my neighbors but that has yet to happen. There is always tomorrow…

i realized today that I feel like I have done this for a while even though I still have lots of questions and have a lot to learn. My classrooms feel like mine and it doesn’t feel strange to check my mailboxes, see my name on my door and stand in front of my classes all by myself. Still need to work on getting to know the other teachers but I have time :) Kindergarten only had half the students today and it was kind of nice. I expected lots of energy from them but they were surprisingly quiet and obedient! Maybe they are advanced…or maybe they are tired at the end of the day ;)

Things will change once show choir starts. To compete or not to compete is the question. Time to pick the music and get stuff together for auditions and scheduling.

So that is my life right now and the random things going through my head. Time to get things together for tomorrow and go to bed.

I am craving green monsters in the morning. I had overnight oats this morning and had to force myself to eat it. A strange feeling since I lived off of those last spring.

And one final random note (vent) to a random post; I can’t figure out how to hook up my massive CD player to my speakers and the tech people haven’t come to help me yet. Must solve this tomorrow!

Night everyone! Feel free to share your random thoughts :D



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2 thoughts on “Growing Up

  1. Such a fun and exciting transition!! I am craving green monsters like crazy, too–I haven’t had one in a week! Next time I do one of these vacations I am going to bring more of my own food (especially breakfasts!). I haven’t forgotten about my guest post, I promise. I’ll have to put it on my to-do list for the long weekend! :) Miss you girlfriend.

    • I have learned that taking some of my favorite foods when I travel helps me a lot. It adds more to my luggage but is worth it in the long run. Enjoy the long weekend and I think a chat is in order sometime this month :D

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