Thursday, April 16, 2009

I see the sun!

For real... that big, bright, shining thing in the sky! I was beginning to think it no longer existed. I've had enough of April showers to last for awhile... I am loving this first sunny, semi-warm day in seemingly ages! Birds chirping, buds on the trees, dandelions everywhere, me not in 20,000 layers of clothing. I like it.

As usual when it is remotely nice outside, I am camped out on the back porch working on a term paper and a visual response journal for my art class. Thought I'd share a pic of my favorite work station, as well as my newly shortened hair.

I had to have an "emergency" hair cut this morning because I haven't had my hair cut since December (whoops, so much for that ideal 6 weeks between cuts) and I got a call on Tuesday that I had an interview TODAY for student teaching at Lakeview. My shaggy mop was not going to work, so luckily I squeezed in a cut this morning between practice and my interview. The interview went great! The principal and I talked teaching for awhile and then by the end it had turned to sports, so I left feeling a lot better than when I went in. I definitely got the placement, so this fall I'll be teaching a five minute walk from my house... love it! It is the same school where I volunteered during undergrad, so I really like the vibe there, the staff, and the kids.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Where Gearry is...

Palm Springs, Calif., Sunday through Wednesday hanging out with his friends Tim and Yuri. A nice little "mancation."

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Spring! (except it is supposed to snow tonight...)

Today started out with a perfect spring morning, although the weather forecast is calling for thunderstorms changing to rain/snow showers overnight! Ewwwww! Gearry and I got up at a reasonable hour and took the puppies for a walk around the neighborhood. Afterwards, we ate breakfast out on the back porch. Then, as yet another way to avoid all the homework I need to do today, we played an hour of tennis. Right now we're elbow-deep in some spring cleaning, including folding the approximately 10 loads of clean laundry that have been sitting in our chaise for a couple weeks now, and then I must, must, must get to lesson-planning and paper-writing.

I'll take another break tonight, though, when we go out to dinner to celebrate... Gearry's promotion! He found out yesterday he is now head chef (chef de cuisine) of 1875, the flagship restaurant at French Lick Springs Resort. I am so proud of him! He has worked very hard and he deserves it. It's a big step for both of us and opens the door to a lot of possibilities. Exciting stuff!

Zoey waiting patiently under the table for non-existent breakfast scraps.

Kisses for Bailey!