Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New Job

I work in the education field as a paraeducator. I stopped working last spring when the student I worked one on one with moved to another state. I've been looking at job boards for the two nearest districts the past few weeks. I've been fortunate not be so desperate that I can be a little picky about what I'm looking for and what schools I'd want to choose from. My first choice is the school I worked at last year because it's also where my boys attend. Close to home and no schedule conflicts since its the same hours as them.

Well that school called me yesterday and offered me a job! It was a nice surprise when the secretary called. She says... "Hi Angie, we were wondering if you wanted a job?" I said.."Well, yes, actually, what are we talking about?" It's only a temporary position for now. They need a one on one assistant for a kindergartner. He will be assessed fully Oct. 24th. After the assessment it will determine if he needs to go to an early primary class at another school, in which case my job would be over and I'll start looking again. Or he could be staying and just need an assistant to be with him all day where I would become full time again. I'm not sure yet which I would like to have happen.. I'll get back to you on that after I've worked with him for a week or so. LOL.

This came at a very good time. We were just saying it may be time for me to step up my job search and branch out to other areas. This seems to be how my job opportunities have always come to me... just when I need them to, with little effort on my part. I'm not bragging, I'm just very thankful!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The land of coffee and lattes

So, I got a bunch of Bed Bath and Beyond gift cards for my birthday back in May. My mom gave them to me for a new coffee pot since mine was so old, descaling was not an option anymore. After MUCH research, I finally settled on the Bunn with thermal carafe. I really like it. After my coupon and gift cards I still had money left over (yay me). So, yesterday I went and picked up a Krups espresso maker. Now I can make my own lattes too! (We've been trying to cut back on all things unneccessary, like Starbucks $4 lattes...). A friend of mine has this same machine and she is, admittedly, a little neurotic. She did all the figuring and found out at that making a latte at home costs only 75 cents!! That's using good coffee, milk and vanilla flavoring (or any flavoring, really). What a bargain compared to $4! Since the machine was practically free (I paid just over $9 after gc/coupon), it's a friggin' steal! I also like how cute and petite it is. It doesnt take up much counter space at all. It's sitting right next to the coffee pot and is very easy to use. (not making commercials today... just saying...)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fall and Free Fair Fun!

Life has been going pretty well around here lately. The weather is still really nice, but I hear fall is around the corner. With the kids back in school, it's been pretty quiet all day long. Makes for a boring, but cleaner, house. Hubs and I are doing so well. Nothing more has come of his work situation. It was 'over' when I first posted the story on here, but I felt the need to get it out of my head at the time.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow. My mom invited me to the fair. She had 2 free tickets and didnt want to go alone. We used to go all the time together since Hubs doesnt like going, he doesnt care for crowds too much. It's been a few years since I've gone. I'm not big on rides (except Disneyland, because face it, those arent rides, they are experiences!) but the food, the animals , the exhibits and even the 'infomercial style' vendors are so much fun! My favorite part, that I'm the most looking forward to, are the scones! It's tradition to get one first thing and get a bag to take home at the end of the day. My mouth is already watering! =D

Friday, September 12, 2008

not just words

i am
calmed by his touch
comforted by his smile
entertained by his humor
safe in his presence
he is
lovingly honest
adoringly caring
faithfully passionate
forever on my mind
we are
ambitious dreamers
wholly devoted
truly committed
together forever

Saturday, September 6, 2008

You can let go....

I was bored this morning and flipping channels. I came across this video on CMT:

I lost my dad when I was 16. He died from an aggressive form of cancer. He was never able to walk me down the aisle, like in the song, but he did help me ride a bike and my heart did break many times seeing him in the hospital. This was over 20 years ago. I didnt go up to the hospital the last night, I dont remember why. My mom told me it was probably good that I didnt, since he had a far worse day than the day before, when I last saw him. I remember always praying he would get better; just a little bit longer, hold on, you can get through this. On that last night, I went to bed and finally prayed that if he needed to let go, please help him realize it was ok now. We got the phone call in the wee hours, that night. I knew what it was, as soon as I heard the ring.

Now, I know I have no divine intervention and I dont pretend to be religiously spiritual. I have a relationship with God, I call myself a Christian. But I know, that one small prayer was more for me than anything else and it is something that I've taken with me all these years as a comfort and healing tool in getting over the loss of my father.

So to the writers of this song: Thank you. I've had a good cry and I've relived the old memories of the good days, for that, I'm grateful.

Friday, September 5, 2008

beginning to ramble

Well, here is my first post as a blogger. That's a corny opening. Whatever.

I realized the other day (and many times on many other days) that I have a lot going on in my head. And sometimes, I need an outlet for these things. So, rather than bother my husband with my ramblings (to which he really doesnt mind, but I know he's got a lot on his own mind, he doesn't need my stuff in there too), I figured I'd vent it all here, for my sanity and his.

First order of business: If you like what you read or not, feel free to let me know, but please don't bash me. I have enough crap to deal with on a daily basis than to sit around and weed through hate mail. I can take criticism but I wont tolerate trash.

With that being said, thanks for checking this out. :D