Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Gott sei Dank!

After months of stress, job applications, hoping, praying, frustrating (and did I say stress?), our prayers are answered!

Friday afternoon I had a missed call from the apartment complex that Todd and I have been on the waiting list for.  After some talking and breaking the news to the Parents, we signed the application forms and will be moving into a two bedroom apartment mid-May!  

Last Monday Todd interviewed for a second job at a great corporation headquartered here in Topeka.  He still had never heard back about the first job but he thought the interview went really well and was hopeful.  A few days later, the HR gal called and told him they'd heard great things but had a few more interviews to go before they were doing anything.  He was trying SO hard to stay positive but a few days turned into 3, 4, then 5 days. No word.  Hope was fading.  Finally at about 4 o'clock today, the HR gal called to thank him for his patience and offer the job!  Just in time.  Big hooray and celebration in order!!

They do say good things come in threes.  

However, I will have to tell you the third when I find out!! :)

**EDIT**   So... after a few confused conversations, I realized how horribly worded the last two sentences of my post are!  I am NOT awaiting results of _any_ tests!  I only meant that I am not sure what the next good thing in my life will be!   **EDIT**

Monday, April 11, 2011

Countdown Begins

29 and a half days of school (with students) left!  Add in 2 full professional development days and 2 half days after they're done.  Under a month by the end of this week!  

Things have been crazy.  Not much has happened with my masters application.  Todd went to WU to talk about going back to school.  And all I know is that it's been way. too. nice. for me to be at The School.

I have been planning a student trip to Germany for June 2012 since I started teaching and am beyond excited to say that I have 9 students and a grandparent officially enrolled to travel with us already!  A few parents said that would go if more adults didn't go, my parents would love to go, a fellow teacher would like to go and, if possible, Todd will go. If I may say so myself....I kick recruiting booty!!

Fun school story for the week:  I started reading The Things They Carried in Junior English.. which officially gives me a legitimate excuse to say "Shut the f- up" to my students... okay, not to but in front of (and I only say 'f-' not the word!!) :) Lots of giggles and a few gasps.  Ohhhh high school!