Sunday, May 01, 2011
summer'll be here before we know it! yes. last week went by in a whirl of activities. Last Monday night at the junior college I ran into a former student. we'll call him grant, and I think I mentioned him a few years ago from one of my first classes there. anyway, he saw me walking to class and shouted out and came over and was all smiles and talking to me about going to college next fall at TU in Austin Texas. so I was thrilled to hear it and encouraged him etc etc.. always great running into a former student. I was busy at work getting students tested, doing our crazy adjusted schedule etc, and then I also found a teaching position open at a much nicer school district north of the one I'm teaching in. and JUST to cover my bases and seek out any more opportunity out there, I applied online, and the next day my supervisor at the college said to fill out the form there giving her permission to email back a reference. also I got an email from the school to take a gallup online survey like a teacher awareness thing... tons of questions about if I'm positive, how a team works, and how I work with negative students, and is it important for students to like me, and do teachers or students come to me for advice, and do I fix a problem right away and trust test scores etc etc.. very annoying and psychological I thought. ha some questions you had to choose one of two things that were both so ambiguous to say which described you the best. ahh well. at least it's a beginning. we'll have to wait and see if it's a serious interested or if anyone applying online gets the same emails sent out for the survey and references. Although my resume is pretty unique with the math and English certification plus overseas experience and college teaching experience. right!? HA
I'll say one thing, it fells a LOT better looking for a job while having a job than it did last year.
this weekend I drove ALL the way up to panhandle to visit my sister and her 4 kids etc. had tons of fun with the little kiddos all running around and talking to me about this and that non stop. lots of hugs and kisses which I need since I'm single and will possibly never have kids. :P ANd of course I went to a nursery in that small town that I really like and bought several new plants. came home last night and planted 'em before the rain this morning.
shout out to buddy S!!!! who's running the memorial marathon downtown this morning. so is my sister and another niece. go runners! I am usually volunteering and handing out medals as the runners come in but I decided to take some time off from volunteering for a while, too much to try and get in order with my two jobs and my house and I'm doing a project for my sister who's running this morning. SHe ripped out the entire bed in front of her house and we're redoing it from scratch. whoah.
How about that wedding Friday morning? what a great way to start the weekend. Not that I made it a point to watch but it was the only thing on tv from the time I was up at 530am til 7 when I leave the house. I loved the right colors and all the cheer.
can't WAIT to get back to UK someday. first though NYC this summer in JUNE. :)