Tuesday, January 21
Field trip to the Butterfly Pavilion.
Wednesday, January 22
work work work.... disheartening work
Thursday, January 23
Went to a place called Beauty Bar with the ladies to celebrate a friends birthday. It was one of the weirdest bars I've ever seen... dive bar meets glitter and tacky decorations, manicures, a television fashion show watch party, then a Motown DJ with free chicken and waffles. Fun night in a strange place.
Friday, January 24
Super disheartening day at work... then kicked out of the building before I could finish all that I needed to do. But then I went and had a lovely happy hour with some coworkers. Somebody joked that the staff is so tight knit because the school is such a mess... and I agree. But more than that, they are truly people who I would call a friend if we met at the park. And for that, I am very lucky.
Then, I had delightful birthday chocolate and wine with your classic "I hate my job" movie.
Saturday, January 25
A lovely day exploring Winter Park!
I did (and always do) enjoy my brief escape from civilization.
Sunday, January 26
Ice golf! Put-put on a frozen lake!
It was incredibly windy so we didn't make it far... but still had a blast!
Monday, January 27
My key chain broke, and my exterior door key fell off. I discovered this, of course, while letting Sally out in 10 degree weather at 6:00am. A neighbor finally let me in at 7:20. Not an ideal way to start the week...
Tuesday, January 28
Yet another horrible day at work... I cried on my way home. But that is one of my favorite things about volleyball nights! I get to be a different person, pretend that none of it exists, and have fun with friends playing volleyball. Its the best.
Wednesday, January 29
Today was a glimmer of light in the darkness that is work. I was selected by our nutrition program to be the formal observation for our school. It went so well - the kids were great, the reviews were glowing, we had fun, etc. It reminded me that I am a good teacher, that I can be a good teacher, and that I can love teaching.
We got a grant to hire a paraprofessional to help our classrooms... which has been great for all the other K classrooms. My para, however, adds way more stress and work to my life. So today, I took 2 hours to write him step by step instructions and expectations for the entire day... which of course was basically ineffective... but we try.
Thursday, January 30
I didn't have hot water the past two days, but now I do! Yay!!
Expected 6-12 inches of snow tonight... snow day tomorrow??