So...it looks like blogging is becoming just a weekly thing for me lately. I'm so hoping that will change soon.
I guess it's okay to tell you what has been going on here lately since I'm pretty sure everyone around here knows now. We have been having drastic budget cuts in our county recently and it has really been affecting our schools. In the last month, we have had over 500 teachers lose their jobs and lots of teachers have been displaced to other schools. And I was one of those. I don't have tenure yet (I will at in about a week!) because I took some time off of teaching to work for Steve. So...anyway, I will be moving to another school next year.
I was really sad about this at first just because it was such a shock and because I have worked for the same principal and with the same people for almost 8 years now (but not consecutively). And the school I'm going to will be very different from where I teach now. It will be a Title 1 school and I have never taught at a school like that before.
But, I know that God has a plan and I am okay with it. There is a part of me that has always wanted to work with children who don't have all the things that the kids at my current school have. So I am even a little bit excited about it! But I have been VERY busy trying to wrap up my year and get my stuff moved out little by little. I wish you could see my garage and guest room. Between 3 kids home from college and now all my school stuff, it is just stacked floor to ceiling!
Please be praying for me as I get ready to start this new job! I know it will be an adjustment, but I think I will enjoy it once I get used to it.
This past week Steve and I got to go see two of our very FAVORITE performers...James Taylor and Carole King. Oh my goodness...it was so good! That day had been so busy and hot and humid. When I got home from school, I was so hot and tired and just needed some good friends and some good music and relaxation. And that's exactly what we got.
We went to dinner with our good friends, Pam and Rodney at an Irish Pub downtown called Ri Ra's. We love them and we had a great time together. Plus the food was delicous.
And, y'all...the concert was amazing. I think it has been coming on PBS recently so if you get the chance, you should watch it! Those two are just so talented and they put on a really good show. Did you know that Carole King is 68 years old?? What on earth? And she has so much energy and spunk and such a great personality. And, of course, James Taylor is amazing. I could just listen to them sing all day. They have been friends for 40 years now and their friendship is evident when they perform.
Friday we went to Carraba's for dinner...kind of as a good bye dinner for Laura. She left this morning for a mission trip with Campus Crusade. She flew to San Diego all by herself for 10 days! I am so excited for her. I am praying that this week will be really special and meaningful.
After we dropped Laura off, Steve and I went to breakfast and ran a few errands. Then this afternoon we went to an orientation for Mark's study abroad trip to Spain this fall. It was really exciting to hear all the fun things he is going to be able to do. I will be sad to see him go, but he is going to LOVE it!!
My kids are just traveling all over the place! haha
I only have 4 days of school left. I am praying for a good last week that goes quickly! :)
I hope you have a good week, too!