Friday, August 28, 2009

End of the First Week

At the end of the first day of school last year, I went to one of my teammates and asked her, " Is there anything wrong with your class?" My class was unable to follow simple directions, talkative and already had problems with basic school rules. By the end of that week, I knew it would be a long and draining year. It didn't realize how bad it would be but I knew that the class would be my most challenging.
This year, I was shocked and pleased by the class. First day, they came in quietly. They were able to sit in groups without excessive talking, something I gave up on last year by the third month of school. This is a class full of students with life and personality and not full of disrespect and disinterest. I have walked around with a smile on my face and full of ideas and excitement. Now I can focus on incorporating all of the things in classroom I usually do without fear of chaos and pandomonium breaking out all over.
At the end of this week, I had done more group activities then I was able to do all of last year.

I love this crew and I hope they continue to remain a great group.

I don't really have plans for this weekend just to sleep in and plant some more pots on my balcony. I just feel awesome.

Friday, August 14, 2009

But I don't wanna....




I didn't go to my school today. I didn't complete my bulletin board in the hallway that fits with this year's theme. I didn't clean all of the gunk that was not cleaned up over the summer. I didn't make copies. I didn't 'cause I just couldn't do that on my last free Friday before school starts. I slept. I worked on my garden. I watched trashy television. Next week will be brutal not because I don't like my job but because I really I have enjoyed my summer of doing nothing.

Monday, August 10, 2009

10 Things for August

1. Trying to wake up again at 5:30 a.m. is hard. I can wake up at that time but I just can not get out of the bed.

2. I am waiting for payday and it is only August 11th.

3. I am excited about my balcony garden and what I am going to plant for fall.

4. Oh yeah, I am excited about school. (Stares at computer blankly and rolls eyes.)

5. I am worried about the added traffic that will be around the area I work. How much longer will my drive to and from work be now?

6. I have got to see Inglorious Basterds (misspelled the way Quentin Tarantino has it) when it comes out this month.

7. I need to work on the format of this blog.

8. I need to get some John Hughes films for my dvd collection. R.I.P. John.

9. I plan on signing up for a debt negotiation agency by the end of this month.

10. I hope to work on losing a couple of pounds. Not working during the summer leads to pounds gained for me.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Why does it cost so much to have a car?

1. Tune up
2. Oil change
3. Insurance
4. Gas

Ugh. No wonder I don't have any money this month. I will have to do any serious back to school shopping for myself after payday. I have a couple of more days of summer left and I am trying to get back at my regular work morning time of waking up at the butt crack of dawn. So far, I am failing miserably. Now, I have to go back to counting pennies.