Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Break? Part One...

So, once again, I find that it is months later and I have not blogged.  I should just admit defeat and realize that I am not a good blogger.  I can't do it consistently enough.  I feel like I just say the same things over and over each week when I do write.  And I can never remember to download the pictures I took of the activities before I leave for the weekend.

BUT, I am still going to try.  I got a smart phone at the end of the school year so maybe that will help me take the pictures and upload them to the blog.  MAYBE.  I still have high hopes of using the blog to share what is going on in the classroom, and/or my life.

So, here is what has been going on...

We ended the school year with our graduation ceremony.  No matter how much I tell myself that I am not going to cry at graduation, I usually do.  This year, I knew it was going to be harder because I did not know if I would be returning to the Preschool.  I have been very open and honest with my Board members and parents of the Preschool.  I have been looking for and applying for a full time position.  I LOVE the Preschool.  I have spent 10 years there, but I knew that I wouldn't be there forever as the teacher.  I knew I would move on at some point, but remain involved as the Director. 

For those of you that know me well, the uncertainty makes me very anxious.  I always have a plan, and am always planning WAY in the future (I have been planning my two daughter's birthday party which is in October, since like February).  I didn't know if I was going to find a full time position or would be coming back to the Preschool.  So, I planned for everything.  I had a plan in February that I presented to the Board members in case I wasn't here next year.  I left the graduation ceremony and closed my classroom door for possibly the last time.  I planned for Preschool as if I would be there.  I submitted applications to everywhere I was willing to work at and I was qualified for.  I had a couple of interviews.  I cleaned and began organizing the Preschool to get ready for the next year school year.  We held our Board meeting to prepare for next year.

At home, I have cleaned like a mad woman.  I cleaned EVERY. SINGLE. CUPBOARD in my kitchen.  I took everything out, wiped them all out, moved dishes around, organized my canned goods, cleaned my pantry.  My poor husband and son took trash bag after trash bag as I threw stuff out that was no longer needed (I should have taken it to Goodwill or given it away, but I just wanted it gone at that point).  I have cleaned the kids bedrooms and my bedroom.  Took BAGS of clothes to consignment and the Women's Shelter.  And I have cleaned my basement.  This kind of cleaning happens in the summer usually because I'm too busy during the school year, but this was over-the-top cleaning.

I have also had two kids have surgery (one had oral surgery and one had eye surgery) and the third have strep throat, all within two weeks.

Oh, and did I mention that my husband got a new job also?!  This was another change for us.  While we were very happy with his old job and appreciate what a wonderful company they were to us and to work for, he worked 2nd shift and worked almost an hour away.  His new job he really likes though, and they seem to also be a fabulous company to work for, but he is working 1st shift and is 15 minutes from home.

So that is all for now.  I have bored you all long enough.  A Part Two will come soon.  Promise on that.  Probably late next week.

For now, enjoy your summer!  School starts in about a month!

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