Saturday, June 13, 2009
Simple Woman's Daybook
Outside my window... the sun is shining so brightly and it feels so warm out. It is definitely a layout day - which is where i'm headed in a few minutes.
I am thinking... that i've never been this busy in my life. This week has been exhausting. It's amazing that i'm still even functioning. I began my job as the 7 and 8 year old teacher at the Boys n Girls Club Summer Camp on Monday. There are 36 students in my class, but i've yet to have that many in one day. My shift is from 8 - 1:30 and this past week only in the afternoons I had to babysit also until 5. You think i'd be tired of children by now - haha!
I am thankful for... new friends. Katy and I just recently started hanging out and i'm pretty sure this will grow into something great. She corrected me last night when I told my brother she was my new friend - No, best friend! haha! We have so much more in common than I ever thought and we just seemed to click instantly. I love when you find a friend like that! I'd been praying for about 2 years for a best friend and i'm thinking this just may turn into that. We've hung out almost everyday this past week and we're teaching music together in VBS this week - hopefully we won't get too tired of each other. haha! JK!
From the learning rooms... well, I had my interview Monday and then immediately got an email that said I was officially accepted into the alternative certification program. Classes begin July 13th and last 5 days a week for 3 weeks. Friday morning I took the practice test for Pre-k through 4th grade and did alright considering i've never had an education class, had zero preparation, did not study at all, and got less than 4 hours of sleep the night before. I'll take the real thing on the 23rd and if I pass I can apply for a teaching position and begin in August. Exciting yet nerve-racking!
From the kitchen... the table is covered with supplies for Casie's VBS room. She is putting together decorations for the "Studio Go" theme.
I am wearing... my new swimsuit that I got at Target a few weeks ago. It's a one piece and is a totally different style than anything i've ever worn. I think it's adorable and feel so comfortable in it. When I tried it on I called my mom in to get her opinion - I was expecting her to love it, but instead she just started at me and then popped out no with a slight giggle. I was hurt a little bit... seriously! I sat trying to figure out what was wrong with it. haha! Come to find out she liked the swimsuit, but was disgusted with my skin color. Appearently I need a tan - have you gathered that yet?
I am creating... motions for the VBS songs. Three songs down, three more to go. There were about 10 songs to choose from - I narrowed it down to 6 (theme song plus one song a day to match the bible lesson) and then picked the 3 songs that we'll do for the program on Thursday evening. Hopefully i'll be ready in time!!!
I am going... to lay out as soon as I finish this post.
I am reading... umm, not really reading anything right now.
I am hoping... to realize that people are not perfect and it's okay to mess up. Everyone is not always who they seem and in a weird way that provides relief. We need relationships - and i'm hoping to really work on that.
I am hearing... China running around in circles on the kitchen tile and whimpering with excitement because she recognizes Casie's swimsuit. She's ready for some sun!
Around the house... things are still pretty messy and crazy from the garage sale. Now that most of the storage closets have been cleaned out, so many of the other random things that we need but don't use everyday can now go into those closets. Organization is so satisfying - i'll be glad when we finally get there!
One of my favorite things... laughing! This week has been so much fun - hanging out with friends, watching movies, cracking jokes, just being okay with who I am. I had been putting so much pressure on myself, but this week felt so freeing. Is that a word?
A few plans for the rest of the week... laying out this afternoon, working on VBS motions tonight, Church tomorrow, VBS in the mornings and Boys n Girls Club in the afternoon. Things will hopefully slow down after this next week is over!
Here is a picture thought... summer is here and the pool and sun are screaming my name (as if I haven't mentioned that 40 times). Here's a little flashback foto for you!