News at Home – Feeling Energized!
What a week y’all! As you know, I’m on summer “break” but I’m not one of those people who does a good job relaxing and doing nothing. It’s just not in me. So I decided my non-school related project for the summer would be really clearing out and organizing our apartment. And boy did we need it.
Here’s the thing – I never read Marie Condon, because frankly, I knew I didn’t need to. I have NO PROBLEM getting rid of things. If I’m not using it, I want it out and gone! Problem is, my mom… she likes to hold on to everything. Just because she isn’t using it now – or in the past 3 years – doesn’t mean she won’t desperately need it tomorrow. *sigh* So I’ve systematically cleaned out kitchen, bedroom, and book closet. I have a busy week ahead of me, but I plan to get in the bathroom, living room and coat/misc junk (yep, that’s part of the problem!) closet this week.
All that leaves is my mom’s room, which I know I can’t touch, regardless of how much I want to. But that’s okay, because that means that I’ll still have a couple weeks before I go back to work to finish up some school projects while binge watching tv (printing, laminating, cutting for the most part).
I’ve also started bullet journaling! Here’s the thing, I just learned about it, but I’ve Kinda been doing it for years already. Just minus the structure that makes it WAY more efficient. I’ve always carried around a notebook where I keep lists and notes. So when I discovered bullet journals I started immediately and I’m seriously addicted. I’ll probably do a post about it sometime. It’s a nice outlet for my creativity too.
Then on Wednesday, I made a kind of off-hand remark to my mom (a remark I’d made many times) about her taking some classes at the community college. Y’all she wanted to go to school when she was younger, but it just wasn’t allowed. She got her GED and that was it. And she’s felt that she’s just too old to do it now every time I’ve brought it up in the past. Well, I make this comment and next thing I know I’m helping her fill out her FAFSA and apply to the local community college! Then Thursday she left at like 9am to fix her residency info (they marked her as out of state until she showed proof of residency) and to take the placement exam. Well around 6:30 I was very concerned about her, and actually left to go find her because her phone was going straight to voicemail and she’d been gone all day. Just as I was about to get on the highway my phone got an alert that the card I’ve given her had been used to buy Wendy’s. So she was okay! And I get home to find out she was gone all day because she also met with a counselor, got setup for orientation AND picked out courses! WHAT?! Needless to say I’m excited for her and very proud of her for making this leap for something I know she’s wanted for a lifetime.
Thursday was mostly good, but I got hit with some startling news. One of my fellow Kinder teacher’s texted to let us know she was resigning and won’t be back in the fall. I was like, well crap, but we’ll find someone no problem before the start of the school year. And then, around 9pm I got an email that my Assistant Principal was also resigning! Y’all that is a huge blow. It was a fear I’d had since my Principal had to leave back in November for health reasons – new administration often changes up a lot of things. But I thought surely by now we were in the clear. I’m very nervous about what this will mean for our school next year. I don’t know what to think of our Principal yet – she just started in March and hasn’t really showed her cards yet – and now I don’t know who the AP will be. The AP is probably the MOST important position for a school – they set the tone for discipline and such. So yeah, very anxious. Cross your fingers for me.
Spent Friday with my brother just hanging out and letting all the stress stay away!
Blog News – Also feeling energized!
I haven’t felt this good about blogging in a long time. I feel excited and I’m blogging every day. And, I don’t know about Michelle, but I’ve never felt like I was in the position to get as far ahead as I feel like we are right now. I’m already 2 weeks ahead and I think I’ll be done with August (except Sunday posts) by the end of next week. Why didn’t we do this earlier? I thought I’d miss my blog more, but since Michelle let’s me do whatever, as if it were my blog, I don’t really. Instead, I just have more excuses to talk to her and do stuff with her. So yay!
As energized as I’ve been feeling, this has not been a strong point lately. I just have so many other goals for the summer, it’s falling by the wayside. To be fair, though, I’m not eating badly. When I’m super busy like I’ve been, I forget to eat! And even though I haven’t been working out per say, organizing is a workout. I’ve been sore several days lately because of organizing activities. I’ll get back into a routine as the school year gets closer to starting I’m sure.
Last Week on the Blog
- [17 Jul] Rhythm and Bluegrass by Molly Harper ★★★½
- [19 Jul] #bingewatchersclub Christmas Movies happened
- [20 Jul] Earls Just Want to Have Fun by Shana Galen ★★★★
- [21 Jul] No Limits by Lori Foster ★★★½
- [22 Jul] Sunday Post with Berls | Feeling energized!
- [23 Jul] A little overwhelmed but excited! ~ WIR & SP
Coming Next Week From Me
Sunday Post with Berls
Blood Cross by Faith Hunter #audioreview
I’m starting a new feature — it’s basically a spin off of my Fun Questions from my old blog, but with a fresh start, name and logo here at Because Reading! Look for the first Bubbly Berls Babbles today!
Holiday in Death by JD Robb #audioreview
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!
I just finished…
I picked up The Woman in Cabin 10 in a last ditch effort to have read SOMETHING for my book club meeting on Tuesday. Well, I started it Monday evening and by book club I was 50% in. I’ve had it on my list for a long time and I don’t know why I took so long to read it!!
I’m still working on:
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (audio re-read)
- Teaching with Love and Logic (for work)
- Glass Sword (loving! borrowed and really want to return tomorrow…)
- F*ck Club (haven’t picked up in a few days but ready to get back to soon!)
I think the mere fact I have so many books going at the moment (I normally only have 2) just means they’re all slow going. I don’t dislike any of them – I’m really enjoying all of them honestly!
Since I have so many in progress I don’t plan to pick anything else up at the moment. When I finish the current HP, I’ll go to the next one as I really want to finish listening before school starts.