"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Monday, October 12, 2015

I'm back................

Haven't written in what seems like forever thanks to life getting very, very busy for me.   Back in early July I had applied for a new teaching position out in Wyoming.   Didn't hear anything from them until after school had started in Indiana and I had started teaching out there.   Did get a call though and decided it wouldn't hurt to go thru the process of interviewing.   As it happened I was offered the position as a Pre-Engineering teacher (same thing I've been doing) and did accept it.   Life got crazy with working a 30 day notice at the 3 different jobs that I've been working.

I'm looking forward to working here, not the least of which because the base salary for it is as much as I've been making teaching and working at Joann's.   Won't have driver's ed during the school year here, but the stipend that i'll make for the extra curricular activities that I will be coordinating will more than make up for that.  =)   I'm actually going to get to remember what it is like to have the weekends off again.

Started teaching on Monday and have a total of 26 students total and only 5 classes.  Biggest class is 9 students, smallest is 1.  That is compared to anywhere from 25-8 students in 6 different classes at the other school.  So nice to have small classes, and two prep periods to boot during the day.  The two prep periods is a good thing 'cause I have one class (two sections) that I wasn't expecting.   So will actually have to prep for that one...lol.  thankful though that I can pull info from other classes for it as needed and that the guy who was filling in for me left me some material for it.  =)

Moved out to Wyoming last week and arrived without any problems on the drive out here.  Am so thankful for that.  Have what seems like a mountain of totes and boxes to either shift around or empty yet  to go, but at least have made a wee dent in what needs to be done.

Now I just need to find things like the box with my jackets and coats, the rest of the kitchen utensils (so I can open canned food), my plates (thank goodness for paper plates!), the spare computer, and so on......lol.    Having said that though, I do have the barest of kitchen stuff so that is a good thing.

Need to find my fabrics for the block competition so that I can get ready for the next month's competition.  =)  (Did win in September - Wahooo.....!!!!) And find the commissioned sewing so I can get to work  on the garments as well.

I'm hoping to be able to get back into sewing something soon - I'm going thru withdrawals!!!!!!!!!!

5 comments:

swooze said...

Just keep keep at it. It will come. I was making such good progress on my house when my kids decided to switch rooms. I was ok with it under the condition I was required to participate in the activity, in fact, I didn't even want to be around. This past weekend I was at a quilt retreat and they did the deed. I didn't know what to expect when I got home but knew there would be something for me to do. There is a rather nice pile in front of my sewing room and in the foyer of MY stuff that was once ensconced in their closets. Sigh....I will get there. Just like you!

I just read back and saw your debt picture again. Once again I really think it is a great idea and hope your new position will allow you to knock it out even more quickly now. Good luck with everything.

desertskyquilts said...

What a saga this has been! Looks like you might have your internet now - or you were working at school a while. Thanks for the update. I'll answer your e-mail tomorrow.

Farm Quilter said...

Congratulations on getting a new job with better pay!! Where in Wyoming?? The western part of the state is gorgeous (I prefer the mountains to the plains!). Enjoy your new smaller classes :)

Kat Scribner said...

Good luck with your new position and location, Moira. I hope you are happy there. Wyoming, that must be like a world away! lol

cityquilter grace said...

wow moira! lots of exciting news....so happy for you....weekends can be fun and relaxing...god bless as you settle and make a new home...