Nerves of Steel....yea, right!
I interviewed on Monday (4/30) for a 3rd (& possibly a 1st) grade position at Ally's school. But, I must say that I was so nervous that I made myself sick to my stomach all weekend and especially on Monday. Almost like morning sickness, just not quite as bad. ;D Although I did give myself a headache and stomach ache on Monday and needed to lay down before my interview. I took a quick nap but it didn't really help. Needless to say I was quite the nervous chick when I went into the interview. But, once the interview started I settled right down and the interview seemed to go well. I felt really comfortable with the women who interviewed me and I think they liked my answers to their questions. The principal said that they would be interviewing the rest of the week and the beginning of next week. Maybe I'll know something one way or another by the end of next week or so. At least I am hoping. I've been so worked up about this that I have been giving myself headaches. I know.......So not cool. I need to settle my nerves down. I just want a teaching position.....like yesterday.
The Daily Grind...
I subbed 3 days this week so I stayed pretty busy with that. I talked to the middle school principal's secretary, Joyce (who is as sweet as can be!), and asked if she knew if a particular lang. arts position was coming open. She said she had heard the rumors but the teacher hadn't turned in her contract yet to let them know if she was staying or leaving. She said she'd let me know as soon as she found out. (See, I told you she was a sweetie!) Maybe something good will come out of that.....We'll see.....
Braving the Wilds...On Friday I braved the wilds of the zoo. I know, sounds strange that I need to brave the "wilds" at the zoo. You don't have to remind me that the animals are all behind bars and glass. I know that. It was what was not caged up that I needed to brave: kindergarteners. Yep, that's right. I went on the Kindergarten field trip....as a chaperone. It actually wasn't too bad. I had two kiddos -- Whitney and Chloe. They liked taking off in front of me -- I could still see them -- and didn't have a lot of patience waiting for me to catch up. Imagine that. :P It was hot and muggy and it seemed like every single exhibit was uphill. But, I did have fun with the girls. Whitney rode home with me when it was time to leave. She had such a good time and it turned out to be a really fun day.
Canton here we come!
We took the girls to Canton yesterday. Although they had been before they were way too young to actually remember it. They LOVED it though! We started in Pet Alley and looked at all sorts of animals -- mostly dogs. Of course, as you know from my previous post, I was on a mission. :D Well, I must say: Mission Accomplished. Woo!!! Hoo!!! We looked at all sorts dogs: Yorkies, Chihuahuas, Beagles, etc. But we just kept coming back to the Cocker Spaniels. I just love them. Pretty soon after we started we found a little girl that had a lot of spunk and looked like a healthy little gal. We kept looking and found ourselves comparing all the other little dogs to her. So, our decision was made. Or I should say my decision was made! ;P After talking to the breeder a little more I decided that the girl was mine. I paid for her and got her papers. (On a side note -- if I get her registered in the next 30 days I get entered into a drawing. Whoever wins gets the $ they paid for their puppy back from APRI. Pretty cool!) She was too cute riding in my Canton buggy on a blanket and Allison's pillow. Wish I would have had my camera! (Darn!) I did get some cute pics of her after we got home. I'm a little biased but I think she is just adorable! Say hello Dixie!!!