Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I just got a call from the sub-finder.... When I saw who was calling, I vowed to myself that I was going to take the assignment NO MATTER what the assignment was. Luck dealt Lisa a good hand!!! I get to teach the pull out of class computer lab for grades 1-6!!! Love it especially since I really know NOTHING about computers! Just getting my feet wet and getting a grasp on what to expect.... Next time I will do a real class.
I was ready for action. Clothes cleaned and pressed. All organized to spend the day in the presence of sweet face little angels. With all my preparation, both mentally and physically, the school district did not need me for Tuesday. Not knowing my plans, the school district decided to tack one more day onto the long Martin Luther King weekend. All Elementary and Middle schools were off. I found my only hope was the High Schools, which were still in session. Sadly with only three high school to chose between, NO ONE needed the day off. Wednesday is now in the "plan". I am hoping for a High School assignment- I know, this choice is amazing to me also. I guess I will have to get "down with the lingo"- now where is my Brittney Spear's type outfits?
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Since June 2007 I have only been working part time at the airlines. I used to work a full-time job at a hospital plus this very part time job at an airlines. Back in June 2007, a quick decision was made to quit the full time hospital job, allowing me to find a job that was more do-able as a single momma. Teaching was suggested to me, and with this idea, I went forward at a turtle's pace. This rash quick decision to move on coupled with and this slow turtle pace is not the way to approach jobs that have DEADLINES for teaching a mere 6 weeks away. So hence, I did not start teaching in the autumn as expected. All good intentions were made by me in my mind that I was going to find another job, a job to get me thru until I could start teaching. What is facing me today is the month of January 2008. Months into this year of waiting to teach. I have been able to financially squeak by with working more hours at the airlines. I have been able to get a lot of my projects done in my box of projects. I have spent quality time with Mesa at the dog park... In fact, I have been known recently to chat about people I met at the dog park like they are my best friends. But time is moving on. Last week in a ditch to really see if I would like this teaching gig, I submitted my paperwork to be a sub-teacher. What is so scary about kids in a class room? Really... only 28 young eager faces with rosy cheeks, disheveled hair, runny noses looking up at me. What could be so scary? But it is! This week I made a small step forward and signed into the system that calls me with assignments.... They are calling me, and I in turn am declining this scary situation. Like anything in life, I need to close my eyes, hold my breath and jump right on it. It is too late for me this week..... Monday is a holiday. So this Tuesday my friends, TUESDAY is the day I will accept the call and head on out to suffer my first day as a teacher. I will close my eyes, take a deep breath and plunge into the deep end hoping to surface alive at the end of a school day..... I guess I will be guzzling the Airborne daily!
A report to follow after this torture happens..... Sorry no pictures of this carnage.
Monday, January 14, 2008
"So soon momma will be traveling for you. To love you, cherish you and take care of you forever. Hang in there my sweet baby.
I sure hope it says what it is suppose to instead of something that would be strange or insulting.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
Months of LID!!!
With this blog housekeeping task out of the way, let's talk about the real stuff I am wanting to talk about......
Dreams really do come true. During this whole wait time, I have been following along the blogs of other single mommas. I feel that connection, I "get" them, I live vicariously through their referrals and family moments. I love love love seeing a single momma realizing her dream of becoming momma. As this wait has lengthened along (see above) at 22 months for me, sometimes a hot single momma, like myself, starts loosing HOPE that this will happen. Today, I clicked on to Jenny in hopes of seeing Abby in the arms of her momma. My heart. My heart, people started pounding, aching and then BURST!!! Tears of joy for Jenny and Abby, tears of joy for me that this too will happen to me. It means so much to see this reunion for those of us who wait. Really, it means whether I have a good adoption day or not. So, one more month of disappointment I can manage in hopes that next month will produce more days of making families. One more month closer.