On Monday, I start orientation for teaching.
The students start the following Monday, the 27th.
Am I nervous?
Am I overwhelmed?
Am I stressed?
Am I excited?
You better believe it!
Last night, I had a
small emotional breakdown. I am so overwhelmed with everything that I want to have done before school starts.
Thank goodness for my sweet husband during times like this.
Who held me while I cried and didn't stop holding me until he had successfully put a smile on my face.
When I wanted to keep preparing and planning through the late hours of the night, Taylor played the "Dad role" and set a 30 minute timer. He told me that I had to be in bed by the time that timer went off.
Thank goodness he listens when my body is pleading for sleep, because I often ignore the pleadings completely when I have a "To-Do List."
Have I mentioned how grateful I am for Taylor? So grateful.
I am starting to realize that I will forever be indebted to this wonderful man.
Back to School isn't all bad though...because Back to School also means Back to School SHOPPING!
Growing up, we always got a few new outfits, maybe a backpack, and a new pair of shoes before the first day of school. And now that I have a "first day of school" all over again, I decided that I once again qualify for back to school shopping!
Marci and I went shopping earlier this week, and I found a few gems.
|Notice the jewelry galore. That was mostly what I was looking for, since my wardrobe is already significant. Ha|
I was also looking for some more slacks/dress pants. But I always have the hardest time finding any that fit me. They usually need to be hemmed (which isn't a big deal), but they are also usually so baggy in the thighs. Dress pants are meant to be flowy, but when you're 5'1" and have miniature thighs like I do, the flowy pants look more like a trash bag than anything else. Awesome.
So I didn't have any luck finding pants this go around.
But then, a few days later, I went to D.I. to find a globe, and I noticed racks upon racks of dress pants. So I decided to give it a shot. And I left the store with 3 darling dress pants that fit me perfectly! Some other shorty out there had already had them hemmed to perfection! They are in mint condition, and to top it off, I left the store with 3 dress pants and a skirt for $22! Why am I not shopping there everyday?
Love me a good deal.
Oh, and we can't forget the new sperrys that should be coming in the mail today :)
|My sweet mother-in-law saw this lunchbag in the store and got it for me! It's even insulated on the inside! Isn't it darling?|
|This is Taylor's favorite corner of the house....not. All of my school supplies/decorations ready to go into my new classroom!|
|These colored felt pens are easily my favorite purchase.|