I feel like I’ve been absent from blogging in forever! But it probably hasn’t been that long…
A recap of my life thus far:
School was out June 6th. Woot! I was actually a little sad to see this year end. I had some really horrible students, but I also had some great students. We worked hard and learned a lot. I also just got the news today that my third job during the school year (yes, I work full time as a teacher, tutor after school AND tutor on the weekends for 8 weeks for the OGT) really paid off. Of the 37 students in my class, 25 passed the OGT in math which was my particular subject area. That’s 68%. Not like super fantastic 80%, but considering that these kids either have already failed, or are projected to fail, I feel pretty proud of myself. I mean, I really only worked with them for 8 hours.
June 16th I started my summer job tutoring for the VOA. The kids are really rough and it’s really hard but…I’m surviving and I *hope* they are learning a lot. It’s really hard considering I have kids at below 1st grade reading level all the way up to 5th grade in my little class of 8 but we’re coping. And hey, 3 hours a day, just shy of $30 an hour? I can make it.
I am sort of playing kickball with a league from my husbands work. I kind of hate it, but the team captain is a good friend so…I’m helping her out. I also started playing softball with an all lesbian team. They are pretty hard core. We had a tournament on Saturday in Cincy and I couldn’t make it, but I hear they got a berth to state. Which is cool. The reason I couldn’t make it Saturday was b/c I was already committed to a ride in London with Noah and his dad. It went well. We rode approx 14 mph, but only for 21 miles. If we’re going to complete the century, I’m going to have to step up my game. We’re doing a 54 mile ride for Alzheimer’s in July. My family and co-workers pretty much paid for the entire sponsorship of $250. Which was great. My Grandpa has Alzheimer’s and it’s definitely a scary disease. I’m really psyched to turn in the paperwork and ride.
I’ve been busy knitting and reading, reading and knitting. Occasionally napping and cleaning. My goal for this summer is to get the house cleaned top to bottom. I already made a huge dent. I *finally* after 9 months of living in our house, got the guest room set up as an actual guest room with a bed and a dresser and got the spare room set up as an office/exercise room. And it’s actually set up. I unpacked like 5 boxes that we still had left from moving. Next up, the basement. It’s a scary scary place. And cleaning it is going to involved buying stock in Rubbermaid with the number of plastic containers I intend to purchase. A lot of stuff is going to find itself stored in the crawlspace.
Oh and the best part? I get to go see Mim at the end of the week! Yay! I’m excited. But nervous too. We’ve only been in contact over the interweb for like a year tops and we haven’t seen each other since probably sophomore year of college. Annnnd I didn’t lose the 5lbs I wanted to but…it’s ok. I’m not going to beat myself up about it and I know it will still be a great visit. Maybe no poolside exposure but…I can’t wait. There are also rumors swirling around that I may get a visit from a lovely lady in New York and by the end of August Barbie will be here!
So….summer is going well. I’m settling into my routine of work, lunch, internet, Law and Order, nap, get up and make dinner. I’m loving it.