Saturday, July 21, 2012

what a week

first things first. seriously. Robert Redford. can you stand it? I know...hairy chest. I don't care.sigh.
The week was good. I like my job. a lot. It's fast. The people I work with are fun. I do busywork which makes the time go by like this (snaps my fingers) but it's a nice change of pace to work with adults and do a job that's my own. I'm going to get some modern office stuff to redesign the twenty year old folders,pens, notepads, and other office paraphernalia that the previous clerk used and make it my own this weekend.
Hope you had a good week and are enjoying your day off!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

after all

Interesting how timing works. A year ago if I were told that I would have to go to work 2 weeks before students would arrive at school you would have heard me moaning and groaning about the injustice and audacity of such a decision.
This year I'm over the moon happy to start up a school computer; to meet new faces that will turn into friends and a family of sorts as the year progresses; to learn what I need to do for this new place of employment.
I'm a bit anxious but I think I can do it. I've heard good things about what I can bring to the table and what the future holds for me.I'm going to make it after all.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Seasons change. Homes change. We change. The best part about this packing up and moving on is that all of my old stuff looks really fresh and new to me. How awful is it to say that I have good taste?! It's fun to put together new rooms with my "old" furniture...reinvent where a chair used to be but where it is placed now. My bedroom even has new-to-me linens on as's nice. The worst part of the rental is having to live with certain things I don't care for...carpet. ugh. Our former home was lots of gorgeous wood and tile and so...clean. cool. great for area rugs. oh well.
I've lost 17 pounds. amazing, right?! The good thing about losing weight is that your clothes don't fit. The bad thing about losing weight is that your clothes don't fit. Looks like I'll be busy with eBay as soon as I get the house in order.
I'm changing jobs. I was at the elementary school for 12 years as a "paraprofessional"; a fancy word for teacher's aide. Although with today's economic times I was more like a teacher at times. Small groups for reading; teaching whole class while teacher did computer work; along with a plethora of outside duties from cafeteria, crossing guard, playground, bus duty...the nuts and bolts of what keeps a school going. It was nice although at times too much drama with the teachers but whatevs...The school is undergoing a change and my job was going to be basically a full time computer teacher (at a parapro's hourly wage) along with all the duties and I just thought it might be time for an employment change for me.
This fall I'll be at the high school as an attendance clerk. First thing that came to mind was Ferris Bueller and the principal's secretary who knew all the cliques of kids and who was who. Hope I can be as cool as she was.