Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Back to school, and other exciting news...

It's that time of the year every teacher starts having 3am panic attacks... back to school time. Just kidding on the panic attacks, although I'm a tid bit stressed out considering this is my 4th new classroom, 4 years in a row... I need to stop this. I swear my life would be A LOT easier if I just stayed in the same place for a few years. I have a feeling I've found the place.

Joey and I went up to my new school yesterday to check out my room. I knew already that I would be in one of the portables (trailors for a classroom because the school is so huge and they can't fit all the kids), but I didn't know it would be so small. It's very clean and looks new, but I have NO CLUE how I'm going to set up my classroom in it. I was way upset until I started thinking about last year and all the tremendous hell I went through... so if this is what I have to deal with this year, I'm cool with it. I will make it work, no biggie.

This past week I've been a BIG TIME lazy bum not getting much accomplished other than being a lazy bum... BUT I did manage to get my application out for grad school which if everything goes smoothly with that and financial aid, I should be starting September 5th. New teacher orientation starts Monday, but I'm allowed to go to my class this week and set up. Considering I don't know what is going on yet and I'm not quite sure what I am and am not allowed to do, I've decided to wait on all that. I'll move all my stuff up there sometime this week just to get it all out of Joey's basement, but the whole set up process I'm going to wait on... It shouldn't take too much, if you recall, last year I had to deal with a disgusting classroom filled with a TON of junk and roaches, which this year I do not. Kick ass.

Anyway, for the fun news I've wanted to tell everyone... Aimee's pregnant!!!!! She made me wait a whole 3 or 4 days before I could say anything and that was torturous... so here ya go! I'm so excited for her and Matt, they are going to be wonderful parents! I'm just bummed a bit that I can't be there with her every step of the way, BUT she knows how much I love her and if she ever needs me, I'm just a phone call (or a 10 hour car drive) away. RIGHT AIMEE?!?!?! :)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

I suck... sorry dudes

Ok, I haven't posted in 5 bazillion years... I feel like such a slacker, especially because SO MUCH has happened in the past month.

Let's start at the beginning... I finally moved out of my apartment and moved to Kennesaw, GA with Joey. The move SUCKED and I never want to do it again. Josie came to visit the 2nd weekend in June and it was the BEST time! I'm so happy she came. Joey's house was a disaster considering I moved in the day before, but we had a great time and she even helped me clean!!! (or I should say, I helped her). I went to Michigan in the middle of June for 2 and a half weeks and had the BEST time! I went for Michelle and Ray's and Kimberley and Mike's wedding. Being in Michelle's wedding was the best time EVER! I had to sing, and it went ok... I was WAY too nervous and I don't know why? I didn't feel nervous! But when I got up there I started shaking... stupid adrenaline. But, I'm glad she asked me to do it, I was very honored.

I got to see everyone while I was home and it was incredibly fabulous! I was pretty busy the first week I was home with Michelle wedding stuff, but after the wedding, I got to spend some time with Kim before hers. I also spent a lot of time with Aimee and Josie who I miss SO MUCH already! It was awesome to have all of my friends around. I spent a lot of time with my aunt and my mom which was equally great. And it wouldn't have been an awesome trip home without seeing Rachel, Steve, and Natalie. She's SO tall!!! I can't believe she's going to be 3 in September!

Although I had so much fun at home, it's great to be back in GA. I missed Joey like crazy. Saturday we went to the Tim McGraw Faith Hill concert and it was AWESOME! Tomorrow I have a meeting to go to for my new job, which I signed my contract for at the beginning of this week. I start work again July 24th which I'm mildly excited about. So I have a week and a half to get done a ton of stuff I wanted to do this summer that I have yet to do... Six Flags, Aquarium, Ikea, stuff into storage... I am determined to get this done! :)

Last night Joey and I went out with Billy and David who live two doors down from us. They are awesome. I'm so glad we have another couple to hang out with! I'm hoping to meet a bunch of new people at my new school. This school is WAY bigger than my last one and has a lot of young single people that are hopefully awesome. My principal even told me when I got hired that everybody likes to go out and party together... sign me up!

September 5th I'm starting my grad program pending my financial aid... I'll keep you posted.

My mom, Rachel, and Natalie are coming to visit in October which will be great, but I don't know if I can go 3 months without seeing my mom! That's going to suck! The next time I get to go back to MI is at Thanksgiving time... so hopefully that goes by fast.

Here's some pics from everything going on lately! I PROMISE to start blogging again on a regular basis for two reasons: 1. I'm scared of Missy 2. I refuse to let MySpace take over my life :)

Me, Brent, Billy, and David

Me and Josie at Bahama Breeze when she came to visit

Me and Michelle after her wedding :)

Me and Josie at Kim's wedding

Kimberley and Michael

I love Aimee!

I missed my baby!

My girl Natalie!!