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Without work to keep me busy, I've been working on wedding stuff! I have the invitations almost planned out, the dress, shoes and veil purchased, and chosen 'colors' (though when I 'revealed' the colors to Ed - blue and green, he responded with, "didn't nature decide those colors for us?) :)
I've realized that I don't handle lots of free time well...I need something to keep me busy :)
I am really enjoying being crafty, though. I've learned how to work with vellum, how different stamp inks work, and how to emboss, which will hopefully all come in handy at some point.
I think I am also procrastinating from some heavier thinking, however. At some point I really need to switch back to 'teacher' mode. I'm hoping that starting this Monday I will be able to get into my new classroom. I should really get going with lesson planning, but I'm not sure what curriculum I'm using yet. I also need to (unfortunately) give back my wonderful mac laptop that is owned by the last district. I've been putting this off, both because I really love this computer (my old one is slow and not all that user friendly) and because it seems somewhat symbolic - the last major tie that kept my connected to my last job.
While I hope and believe that this is the best choice for me and my future, it is scary to be starting 'all over' - a new school, new city, new kids, new colleagues, and a new principal. The population of the school is different, and will test me in new and exciting ways. It will be great, though - scary, but great.
Luckily, I have 'running' to keep me calm. 4 weeks down and I'm up to 16 minutes of my 30 minutes spent running. I'm even going to sign up for my first 'race' in years - a 10k at Santa Cruz, by PCTR, in September. Ed is going to do one of the longer distances, and has been encouraging me to sign up. I'll just hike it rather than run, but it'll be nice. I have a gift certificate from volunteering so it will even be technically free. No excuse not to sign up - and it will be a nice celebration of my completion of the running program. My hope is that I can consistently run 3 miles a day 3-4 days a week at the end of it. And we'll see where that leads...
So, here's to exciting new changes : )