What a week it’s been since last Sunday! I was waiting until the official announcement, but I was promoted from Teaching Assistant to Teacher at my school recently and started this past Monday. It’s going to take a while to get used to, but I’m off to a good start! I couldn’t ask for a more supportive group of people to work with either. The next couple of weeks will be devoted to setting up my classroom, getting to know my students and learning the joy of paperwork in Special Education. It’s a process and one that I’m taking over gradually, but I love it!
It does mean extra time at work, but I haven’t minded the drive since I found a shortcut to work that’s cut my 90 minute commute to 60 minutes. Last post, I said that my commute was a killer, but it seems more doable now and I’ve decided to prolong it until August. I’ll be housesitting one week in July and off for a week in June and July, which makes things easier (plus I have vacation time if I get to my wits end OR I can stay with friends in the area or nearby). This plan also allows me to pay off a good chunk of debt and buy a few things I need/want in the next few months. Not stressing about money for the first time in my life is an amazing, wonderful feeling!
Life rattles aside, I’ve been reading a good bit this past week and lately I’ve been tackling this monster;
It’s a fantastic book and every Marvel comic lovers dream. Admitably I got into Marvel through the movies, but it got me into the comic book origins (but even those have different origins). It’s going to take a while to get through, but I’m savoring every character sheet. I’m also still making my way through a few novels on the side since this is more of a reference book.
Since it’s Memorial weekend here in the US, I have tomorrow off and I’m enjoying have an extra day off with no driving. Yesterday I volunteered at a nearby festival with a friend and attended a Veteran memorial dedication. Today I plan on taking it easy, though I may run a few shopping errands nearby this evening or tomorrow. It’s nice to have a short week and by Tuesday I should be rested enough for a 4 day work week!
What are your plans for the weekend?