Hello all...its been awhile since I have written a new blog...so I feel the need to do a little updating....
I went back to work this week...teaching session 2 of summer school. Originally, I decided to teach summer school to help us pay off some debt, but the more I learn about myself, the more I know that 3 months off for me is too much. Way too much. Maybe if I had expendible income and could travel around the world, than maybe I wouldn't think 3 months was so bad. One month off is ample. :)
When I say summer school, I'm talking about something different than you may be imagining. I'm teaching Special Ed summer school. The kids who not only deal with cognitive and physical challenges who I teach in the regular school year, but also have severe behavior challenges in addition to that. If you want to learn how patient you can be, trade places with me for a day...no, not a day...just an hour....you'd be surprised! Despite all the intense and hard work it is, I LOVE it. LOVE my kids! You can't help but to fall in love with these kids--they are rockstars! It is an all consuming, physically demanding, emotionally draining job that I wouldn't trade for the world. I am one of the lucky ones who absolutely loves their job--because we all know teachers don't do it for the money! ;)
One of Dusty's oldest friends and her new little family came in town yesterday. Shea, Kyle, and their little bubby, Carson. One of THE cutest kids I have ever seen. Can't believe I didn't take any pictures. We hadn't seen them since our wedding almost a year ago. They were only over for maybe an hour, but it was great to see them! Wish they lived closer than Arkansas!
One of my bestest friends, Alyson, is getting married next Friday--8-8-08! I am the matron of honor...is it just me or does "matron" sound old? Whatever! I can't wait. They are getting married barefeet in the sand on the beach...love it! I guess since I'm the matron of honor, that means I have to give a toast, correct? Any of you out there done that before? I think I'm just going to shoot from the hip...I do better that way. Stay tuned for pictures!!