It's actually laughable that I can sit here and say TGIF when I'm not even back to school! ha! But it really has been a busy week, so I wanted to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching today to share what's been keeping me so busy!
I got to spend Tuesday with my BFF, Ashley, helping her with her two beautiful girls, Elodie & Amelia. It was so great to be able to spend that quality time alone so we could catch up on all the girly things we can't discuss when our guys are around. AND I got to snuggle with her twins for hours on end. They are pretty much the cutest babies in the whole world, as evidenced by my photo below, and they are so easy-going. It's moments like this that remind me why I'm so grateful that we moved back to Illinois!
I spent Wednesday hanging out at the pool with my sister, who is currently in between semesters of grad school. It was the first day back to school here, which meant we were able to enjoy the luxury of an empty pool almost the whole time we were there. We read magazines, chatted about life, and then we treated ourselves to lunch like the Ladies of Leisure we were pretending to be. Again, it was great to spend time with her one-on-one!
Yesterday, I drove out to visit a childhood friend, whom I've recently reconnected with, and her children. It was fun to reminisce about the people we knew and things we did when we were kids. She was generous enough to send me home with a car FULL of baby stuff for Joel's sister, who is expecting a little girl in October... and this is just what would fit in my car!
I can't forget to mention the quality time I spent my my Quietest Classroom Pencil Sharpener this week. It's kinda ridiculous how excited I was to have this tool, but it really came in handy since I've been working hard to make my own Interactive Reading Notebook, using many of the lessons I got from Erin at I'm Lovin Lit. If you haven't already entered the drawing for my giveaway, there's still time!
Today, I had the interview for the teacher assistant position I mentioned earlier. The great news is that the AP said he would encourage his TAs to keep looking for teaching positions and would even recommend them for those jobs. That was awesome to hear, which relieves a lot of my anxiety about the position. The pay is still horrible... but something is better than nothing, right? He said he interviewed one other candidate today as well, so all I can do now is hope that I was the preferred candidate. Fingers crossed!
Whew! I told you that was a busy week! Tonight, Joel and I are going on a triple date with Ashley, her husband, and another one of my best friends from high school, John. I'm excited to meet John's girlfriend of one-year... I tell ya, you miss a lot when you move away!! It's going to be so good to hang out all together again. I can't wait!!