Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mid Summer Update

Hello, hello! It has been quite awhile since I have posted. I am still very unsure of where I want this space to go in the future, but for now I hope that you are following me via Twitter, Instagram and even Facebook. I tend to update those accounts regularly, so please feel free to follow me or request me as a friend. :)

I am not going to lie, July has had its ups and downs. Well, I should say ups and one down. That down being that I have been sick all month. Literally, I have been sick the entire month so far. In late June I started to come down with something and had the basic sore throat, stuffed up sinuses and cough. I tried to remedy it on my own (as I usually successfully do) and it did not work. On July 4th I was in urgent care and just miserable. I ended up having bronchitis and spent my 4th of July holiday week IN BED. They gave me amoxicillin and it did NOTHING. Five days later I called back and said I thought I needed the Zpack, which I have never taken before, but knew it would be effective. Thank god I did that because the Zpack did wonders right before I went on vacation to Miami. I was so close to canceling my trip and I am so thankful that I didn't!

My girlfriends and I went on a vacation to Miami, and it was fantastic! We spent hours sitting on the beach soaking up sun and it was just what I needed. I was still blowing my nose and drinking Alka Seltzer like it was my job, but I still had a fantastic time and cannot wait to go back!

My friend Kristi and I doing a jumping pic... I have some work to do before I master the art form of the "jumping pic" :-/ 
I totally ordered pizza on the beach. It sounded good! 
 View from the jetty at the very end of South Beach. I still cannot get over how clear the water was!

Other things that have been going on ... I got into my classroom and did some work. Yes, I got a job! I am the newest fourth grade teacher in a suburban district and a school very close to where I live. I am SO excited and feel so fortunate and blessed!

The main entrance of my building. I love how my school is tucked back behind houses, if you didn't know it was there, nobody would have any idea! :) 
This is where I will spend a ton of time for the next year! I have a lot of work to do, but I could not be more excited! 
 I am so proud of this book collection that I have been collecting for the past two years!

I am juggling three jobs. Yes, three. I am still at the agency and am still on call status so I am choosing my shifts and hours (which, is SO nice). Two days a week I also nanny (ok, babysit) for a friend of my boyfriends from his running group and I the other three days I am working for another friend of a friend that runs an in-home daycare and wanted to move up a level, for which she needed someone with a teaching degree. She has anywhere between 13-17 kids a day and they are ALL under the age of 5... I (lovingly) refer to it as "Toddler Town" because ... well... it IS! I love it :)

I wish I could post pics, but I just cannot because this blog is not private. If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter or even Facebook you will see some pictures of my newest friends under the age of 6 :)

Things with Bill have been going great and our one year anniversary is coming up! I can hardly believe it. That year has flown by and I am so grateful to have him in my life :)
 A little grainy, but this is us at the Art Festival a few weeks ago

I am not sure what will happen with this space. Only time will tell! In the mean time, tell me how your summer has been going! What has been most memorable so far? For me, it has definitely been Miami and setting up my classroom :)


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Well I hope you find a way to still post on this space as I miss your posts! July was a month of ups and a big down for you. I am glad you are on the mend, though. Bronchitis is awful and it takes so long to fully recover.

I am glad you've had some great ups this month. And how exciting that you are approaching your one year anniversary!

The highlight of my summer so far was my weekend visit to DC to see Becky & Ben, and my trip to Asheville this past weekend! My summer has definitely had more lows than highs, but eventually things have got to hit an upswing in my life.

Julie said...

1000 congrats on getting a job chicka! Way to go!! I'm still holding on to hope that I get one so we'll see what happens but as the months creep by faster than I'd like my hope isn't at an all time high anymore. Can't wait to see how your year goes :)

Heather said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better! That is no way to spend anytime in the summer.

Congrats on the job!!! What exciting news!

Amber said...

So many exciting things happening in your life!! I have been having a pretty great summer too. It has been SO busy that it's just been flying by. Mostly ups with a couple of small downs. I find the longer I step away from blogging the harder it is to come back but I hope you do end up coming back as I miss your regular posts. I am so excited to hear more as you enter your first year of full time teaching too!!

Shoshanah said...

I can't believe you guys have already been dating a year! Time really does fly by.

As for our summer, the highlight would probably be our Florida trip. Even though it did rain every day we were there, it was still great to get away for a bit.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Yay! I'm so happy to see you on here! I always love seeing your updates on facebook etc. That is so exciting that you got a job and that you're facing the fist year anniversary! What an exciting time for you!

P said...

Sorry to hear you've not been well!

I think my most memorable part of the summer so far has been moving into my own place after ten years in my flatshare. The last month has been amazing!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Hi! It sounds like you are having a great summer! Less posting = more fun! Congrats on the new job!

My summer has been full of a lot of outdoor activities! Luckily the weather has been perfect for it, not too hot! I am looking forward to a couple of trips in the next couple of months as well...