Sunday, January 03, 2010


Another blog post from the road. We are on our way back from visiting my family. Had a great visit, exchanged our holiday gifts and are working our way home, now. It is always nice to see my family, but hard when it's time to go. I feel guilty leaving, like I don't see them enough. Part of that comes from the time we spend with my husband's family, I think. I feel guilty that I see them more than my family. Luckily most are in good health. Everyone was surprised to see how much our girls had grown. They are both taller than me-which we knew would happen, but my youngest is in a real spurt right now, where she's growing a lot at once!

In other news, my job is changing! I was interviewed and hired for a long term position over the break. There was a school in another district (different than the one I've been teaching in for the last few years, where my daughters attend) that called and interviewed me for a maternity leave assignment. The woman was supposed to be done in March and I'm not sure of all the details but they called earlier than expected and said the woman was on bed rest. I am supposed to have the job until mid-May! A nice long job with fourth graders, I think. I go in early tomorrow to start the job. I'm very excited. I'm subbing, so it's not my own class, but thankfully, I have a job at the same school everyday and with, from whom I have met thus far, a great staff. I'm very nervous, but also very excited. God has brought me here (several moments of “God-incidences” throughout this process to get me here) and I'm positive about the opportunity.

My weight continues to climb, with several pairs of pants no longer fitting me, so I'm looking forward to working on it. I can watch what I eat better when I'm not at home where everything is accessible, as well as packing my lunch. I have enjoyed the few runs I got to go out on during the school break, too. I like the “New Year” being a good time to reassess goals. I am still working on choosing my “one little word” for the year. 2008 was faith and 2009 was peace. I felt like I worked on being more aware with the words. I have written my resolutions and am hopeful to see at least some of them accomplished. I am hopeful that I can reach my potential towards the person I want to be.

Currently, my husband is listening to a podcast, my youngest daughter is playing her DS and my teenage daughter is resting/listening to her ipod. Too many nights of staying up late, I think. At least for me! :)

I have not been scrapbooking much, although I did start a little project I'm excited about working on. Maybe after I teach all day I will not feel guilty about sitting down to work on my hobby? Or will I be too tired to?! :) One of my resolutions is to sit and get two layouts (sets of pages) done per week. For non-scrapbookers, open a book up with two pages open and facing you. :) Two of those. :)The ablums I have started that I'm working on are all 6 x 6 or 8 x 8, so they aren't too large, I just need to get to them! :) One of the gifts from my parents for Christmas was a storage box perfect for scrapbook paper, so I can organize and that is very exciting! I love how my mom really takes note of things I mention throughout the year, especially concerning my hobby, and lets that be her gift guide. :)

Well, I think that's enough rambling for now. I hope you have wonderful weather and that your New Year has started out great! Thanks for stopping by!


Molly said...

Great news on such a long term subbing job!That'll get your new year off to a great start!

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations on the new job! I hope it will lead to something more permanent! I'm so impressed that you can even run -- I'll bet those extra pounds (which are hard to believe of a runner!) will melt away!

Juls said...

Oh goodness, the scrapbook! I used to do that -- before blogging took over. And LIFE. Congrats on the new job assignment.

Happy New Year! I might have to stead the "word" thingy. I like that.

Isabelle said...

Well done for the job success! You wouldn't like my job, would you? I wouldn't mind giving it up to you...

Edinburgh isn't too far a commute?