Sunday, October 11, 2009

Learn to let it bend before it breaks...

Man, it is cold these days! Joc has opened the fireplace and we've had nice, warm, toasty, popping fires nearly every evening this week. It reminds me again how grateful and happy I am to be working days now. We've even turned the heat on because the house is so chilled!
So, I've been considering going part time at work... school and student teaching has been overwhelming and busy for me and it's an option to drop down to two shifts a week. It is so tempting and I plan to talk to HR this week to see what my benefits, etc would be or not be. My boss told me the only difficulty would be getting me back to full time to which I replied, I'm not sure I'll ever need to go full time again. My graduation date is May 7, 2010 and I hope to teach once I graduate, I mean that's what I put all the work in for... right? So really, I'd be applying and sending resume's out this spring in hopes of a job for the next school year............ as freaky as it sounds to me, I could be in a classroom in a year! gulp. I could be "professor gable"... jeez, I'm going to have to work on a new title...
Meanwhile, in the present.... I am teaching my first lecture in two weeks... I desperately want to come up with something besides lecture and powerpoints to entertain the students... I'm thinking podcast or video or something.... any ideas??? I'm teaching assessment class, so it's pretty basic and non complicated....
Brandi Carlile's new CD came out last week, so I've been listenign to her on repeat since I bought it... it's another stellar disc... love her music! Check her out if you haven't before, or on iTunes, she has three full CDs out, I think my favorite will always be her first, self-titled CD just because I remember finding her and listening for hours on repeat and falling in love... it's so hard to let go of your first love, right? (c:
Off to bed, work tomorrow followed by homework!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Up early

Asked for and received a VO this morning. (VO stands for voluntary off, meaning I call and say, 'if there are enough nurses scheduled and you don't need me, i'll stay home') I have a mound of homework to get through, reading, write ups, postings, and then work for my class on Friday where the prof wants me to present and demonstrate the Snellen chart...what the heck is that? I need to refer to the book to review what exactly I'll be presenting to the class! Jeez. (c:
Is the age of the blog dead? My mom sent me an article a month or so ago about the blog craze dying down. People are running out of shit to blog about. I'll partially agree to this. I mean, what the hell is so interesting in my life that you guys want to read about it? Nothing, I'll answer that for you! As for others who blog so their families far, far away can keep up with life, can see pictures and videos they otherwise would be subjected to at holidays and visits in the future. I seem to remember watching a lot of silent videos from my youth, and enjoying them but I can't say everyone felt the same. I also recall watching other people's videos and thinking, "can i fit a nap in here without snoring/drooling or being noticed?" My blog is pointless, but I follow a couple other blogs that are pretty interesting and funny.... so I don't want their blogging to stop...but understand why the entries are less and less frequent. As for my friends who blog, I like seeing the happs in life, i.e. Rachael- I love your pictures and getting updates from NYC, Amers I enjoy watching Kaylen grow up on the blog, etc. I just feel like mine is pointless.
Well there was my pity party of one for the time being. Maybe if I were creative/motivated or had more time, I'd take 365 days and go through a cookbook, blog about it, become famous and have a book and movie done... can you imagine? Too bad the idea is taken already... bummer.
Until next time... happy blogging!