Saturday, April 25, 2015

Random Thoughts

With spring break behind us we are in the final stretch of the school year.  It's crunch time so to speak, with all of us working 110% to make sure we are helping all of our kiddos grow as much as they can.  I love the students, teachers and families with whom I work.  Sometimes there are times when we feel pulled and stretched in a million directions and it causes unrest or crankiness; however, I am constantly amazed that when push comes to shove we are able to push through because we care about kids and we care about each other.

On the way to work on Friday, I stopped at Wal-Mart and got bunch of breakfast items (easy stuff like poptarts, cereal bars, bananas) tossed them in a basket and took them around to the staff.  It's great how a very simple random act of kindness put a smile on so many faces.  It was also the first time in like a billion years that I had a poptart so it was a win-win for everyone:).

We are kind of under house arrest this weekend.  J is on weekend support for work (software analys) and has to be within 15 minutes of his computer ready to troubleshoot at any moment.  Since he has worked second shift the last two weeks, I want to spend as much time with him as I can so home it is for both of us.  It's rainy and dreary today so we are not missing any beautiful spring weather.

For the next 7 weeks I plan to work as an online scorer for Pearson in the evenings and on weekends.  This past week was training and after much technical difficulty Monday and Tuesday, got rocking and rolling on Wednesday and Thursday.  I have one round of qualification papers left.  I have met qualifications in two categories.  This last one eludes me a bit though, so what will be will be.

We have been officially waiting to adopt for 7 and half months now.  Since the beginning I have daydreamed about getting "the call" and the various scenarios that would follow.  Interestingly enough every single one of these scenarios involves a drop in the lap placement.  Drop in the lap placements are very much the exception than the rule.  I should probably be preparing myself for an earlier match, but I also wonder if I should just let go of daydreams like these and let go and let God.

Much easier said than done; however for almost all the important milestones in my life-meeting my wonderful husband...finding our home,..landing my "dream" job...they appeared when I was least expecting them.  It is so hard, though, expecting something the least when you want it the most...

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Our Trip to England

We had such a wonderful time!  I was prepared for a week of clouds and rain and was pleasantly surprised that we had blue skies and sunshine!  Here are some highlights...