Thursday, August 21, 2008

Time flies....

Well ladies and gentlemen... the time we have all been waiting for is just about here.... The beginning of my first teaching school year!!!! Tomorrow I have new teacher orientation and then heading to my classroom to get more stuff done (I honestly feel like it will never be done!!!). I just got back from an L.L. Bean trip where I picked out my teacher bag (more of a messanger bag but I think it will do) and a lunch bag since I'll be packing every day. My bag is currently being monogrammed (yay) but I will have it by the first day of school. Oh well, off to get some beauty sleep... morning will come faster now that I'm working again ;-)

Monday, August 18, 2008


This past weekend I went to New York City with three of my girlfriends (more of a reunion since we did this trip 4 years ago and haven't seen them as a group since). We had a blast, except for sitting on the Mass Pike for three hours in traffic Friday night. Friday night we got to our hotel in Chelsea around 11:30pm and then the ladies went to the bar in the lobby while I headed to bed like a grandma (I'm a party pooper I guess). Saturday we headed uptown to a diner for brunch and then shopping around Herald Square where I bought my first Coach item (I'm usually a Kate Spade girl but I couldn't resist!!!)

After shopping, we headed back to the hotel to freshen up and get ready for dinner (interesting with four girls and one bathroom). We had dinner reservations at Alfredo's practically next to NBC (we got to see the famous sign for the Rainbow Room). Here is a picture of the four of us after dinner (I'm in my green J.Crew dress)

After dinner we walked to Dangerfield's for our annual comedy show, which was pretty fun. We always stop in for a show and it is a nice tradition. Then we headed back to the hotel for a nightcap in the bar where we met up with some gentlemen from Maine (random, yet fun).

Sunday I woke up and headed to St. Patrick's for Mass (which was amazing and beautiful!!!) then woke the ladies up so we could check out and start the day. As they finished getting ready I walked down a few blocks to get my Starbucks hot chocolate and Times (when in Rome...). I felt like such a city girl this weekend and it makes me want to experience Boston more (since it is so close). I'm thinking of heading to the Boston Public Library tomorrow to check out their Shakespeare exhibit and just enjoy the last few days of freedom before I start my new job.

Speaking of that, the more I think about starting my teaching job the more bummed out I get that it is not high school English. Don't get my wrong, I am so lucky to have a job and I'm excited to try middle school since I didn't have the chance to do so during student teaching. I'm just sad that instead of teaching Austen or Huxley I'll be teaching... I don't even know what I'll be teaching. There's nothing I can really do about it now but I'm hoping that someday I'll have the chance to work at a high school.....

Almost a year...

So I started this blog almost a year ago. It has had many ups and downs (like huge gaps in posts!!!) but I've really enjoyed being part of the blog world and sharing a little bit of my world to people. That brings me to today.... I want to know who has/is landing here and is enjoying/making fun of/laughing at/etc. this blog. So for the next week or so, please leave a comment and if you have a blog, leave that information as well. I know I lurk/read a lot of blogs and use this sort of opportunity to introduce myself so I'm hoping others will do that same. or this could go a different direction and I already know my readership.

Either way, say hi and help me celebrate my first year :-)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Attention Please

I need everyone to sit down for a moment...I'll wait. All set? I am officially a middle school English/Language Arts (ELA) teacher for the upcoming school year!!!! I received my contract this afternoon in the mail (I accepted the position last Monday) so I feel comfortable now announcing it to all my faithful reader (Dougie and Yellie, lol). I am so pumped and excited and nervous and overwhelmed all at the same time. I never thought I would really be a teacher, even though I aced the program and had a successful student teaching experience. But my dreams of being a teacher, my fantasy since I was in preschool, is finally true!!!

Some of you may be saying... Middle school?! Really? Yes really. It wasn't what I had pictured (since I always thought I would teach high school) but I am actually excited about this opportunity. Since I just did student teaching at the high school level, I think it would be a great comparison. So I'll have to let you know what I think.

I'm going to my school tomorrow to check out my room and start organizing myself. Classes start the 27th (eek!!!) so I wanted to be ready to go!!! So that's my news... I still can't believe it :-)