Jeez Louise, long time huh? To say I’ve been busy is an understatement. The other day, I was at work and my eyes felt like raisins with all the fluorescent lights I’ve been exposed to lately.

I’ve been having cohort training at least twice a week, program training Friday and Saturday for the last week and this week, H.R. stuff like insurance benefit meeting and there’s an upcoming appointment to get my “paperwork” done, and I’m still working at the Press.

Don’t get me wrong, I like being busy. I just wanted to let you all know that I haven’t been slacking on this here blog “just cuz.”

I have been having fun. Last Wednesday at my friend MTV’s house eating and talking. She let me borrow her Believer magazine. I need to make some time to read it.

We’ve been getting tons of books at our training sessions. I also need to make time to read that. Plus, I need to write the letter to the kiddos’ parents, figure out which “getting to know you” activity I want to do, do my “getting to know you” activity so I can run it by someone before the first day, figure out how I want to decorate my classroom (any ideas?), and . . . I don’t remember the rest of the list.

I’m also looking for an apartment on that side of town. Most of them are not too nice, but I think I’ve found some that are affordable and meet my “no roach or mold” requirement. I might go look for a new car tomorrow. For the last year or so, I’ve been driving this beat up 92 Bonneville. The ac went out at the beginning of the summer and I’ve had to buy two tires for it. I’m riding on my spare, so I really have to buy a third tire for it. The alignment is way off, but well, food and rent take precedence over that. I don’t know how it’ll be able to handle the long drive for the next month or so and my sis is pretty worried about it. So she talked my brother-in-law into helping me out tomorrow. I have crap credit due to stupid choices when I was younger, but we’ll see what happens. Credit stuff makes me nervous.

Well, I better get my ass back to doing my homework for tomorrow. I really like the lady who’s in charge of me. (She’ll be visiting my class a couple times a year trying to figure out if I’m coming along as an educator.) Anyway, I’m almost certain she had a lot to do with me getting the position I was offered so I want to live up to her standards. People set high standards for me so easily, I hope I can do the same to my huercos.

How are you all doing?


Cracked Chancla said...

sounds like such an exciting time for you. i'm not sure if you've mentioned this before, but what grade will you be teaching? i'm not a teacher but i remember my fifth grade teacher didn't decorate her classroom at the beginning of the year, she didn't even have curtains up. instead she assigned us art projects and decorated with our masterpieces. she put rope up on the windows and hung the art like on a clothesline with clothespins. the fact that i still remember that and the art projects must mean something. keep us posted.

La Brown Girl said...

I'll be teaching 6th grade language arts and reading. That's an awesome idea. I really want to use their stuff. I may use that idea. My windows have blinds, but I think I can manage the clothesline.

cindylu said...

Is the teacher supposed to be like a guiding teacher? Good luck.

Gene said...

Believer is one of my favorites, I really loved the last Music issue.

Efrain said...

I can't really put my finger on why, but for some reason I really love reading your blog. Even though I don't always comment, I always read.

Maybe in this post it's your remarks that I can relate to like kiddos', just cuz, no roach no mold, and huercos. They all made me grin and smile.

La Brown Girl said...

Cindy-What's a guiding teacher?

Gene-That issue is pretty good. I may start buying it on a regular basis. Do you write too?

Efrain-I do the same in your blog/journal/diary. I love seeing pics of your little girl. It makes me think of my niece who's on her way.

You know, I never used the word huerco, until I came to Houston.