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Jul. 27th, 2009 | 09:15 pm

So I'm transferring over to teacherinwi  as my new journal, soon.  However, until I decide if I'm going to do a paid account, and set up a layout and stuff, I'll be updating here.  So feel free to add the new journal to your friend list, but keep this one on too, for the time being.

Moving is going to be difficult because Tom's work schedule is not conducive to moving and he made no efforts to request off work for any day in order to move.  Which would be fine but I was relying on TOM to help me move my stuff, instead of my usual of relying on Chad, and now Tom's fallen through, and Chad can't get off work this late.  So no idea what I'm going to do.....it's far too late to get 'Two Men and a Truck', as this is prime moving season and to get someone for this week we'd have had to book a truck at least 6 weeks in advance.

Hopefully we'll get the keys tomorrow night and will be able to figure something out.

Tonight Colleen and I went to La Perla for dinner with Colleen F. and Colleen F.'s mom, as Colleen F. was in town for a week (she's been in Florida preparing for medical school.......she'll be in Miami for 8 years as a med student), so that was nice.

In other news, my right eye is bleeding heavily again.  I'm now convinced I will have to have surgery on that eye as well.  I'm buying into the districts short-term disability package because of how convinced I am that by year's end I will need surgery and I don't want to use my entire allotment of sick days for the surgery recovery.

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Jul. 25th, 2009 | 05:51 pm

Screw the airshow that's going on here today - I couldn't even walk to Subway without almost being run over 48935734289473298 times. Stupid people who aren't used to narrow one-way East Side streets shouldn't DRIVE on those East Side streets......and should get used to the fact that there are pedestrians on the East Side......pedestrians who don't want to be run over, but instead just want to go get a tuna sandwich and a freakin' cookie...

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Jul. 25th, 2009 | 02:45 pm

I'm thinking of starting a new journal. A new 'chapter' in my life (so to speak) is about to begin and I think a new journal for that time in my life is warranted. Thoughts?

Now to think of a username that hasn't already been used........

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Jul. 24th, 2009 | 12:45 pm

This is amazing. I'm fairly certain I won't be having a large wedding so can't do it (well, and Will DOESN'T dance, so I'd never be able to talk him into it), but I think I should try to talk Colleen into doing something like this! After all, I'm a bridesmaid, don't I get a say in how I make my entrance? ;)


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Jul. 21st, 2009 | 05:08 pm

I got a call from HR today.  Pending a good background check and a passed physical, I'm being offered a full-time renewing contract to teach first grade, for just over $36k. 

I'm excited but not as excited as you'd think I be. I won't be really excited until I can share the news with my best friend.

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Jul. 20th, 2009 | 11:45 pm

WE GOT THE APARTMENT!!!! Tomorrow I'm meeting with the landlord to give him me and Tom's checks for the deposit, and I'm signing the lease (Tom will sign later and Jay will be added on the lease later....).  YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jul. 20th, 2009 | 10:26 pm

More to say:

I saw my doctor and she wants me to have a mammogram done.  I don't think I'll like that, and I'm scared about it, but she said it was 'just a precaution'.  She might be saying that just to not freak me out, but I'm hoping she means it - that there's likely nothing there and she's just double checking.

Work tonight was frustrating, but what's new?

I got a call from the principal of the school that is interested in hiring me and I'm definitely going to staff training tomorrow and Thursday.  From what I can see in the overviews she sent me, it's going to be a lot like the classes I took at UWM - a lot of small group work, large group work, and discussion.  I'm glad for the opportunity but right now I'm also really unexcited about it.  I don't want to sit in a classroom for 7 hours tomorrow......

Tonight the owner of the apartment Tom and I really want came over to pick up our applications. (I'm hoping he doesn't notice that I filled them both out (I tried to change my handwriting for Tom's....but Tom hadn't filled his out and was at work and gave me permission to sign his name and fill in all his info so.......)).  We haven't been able to get ahold of Jay, so for now if all goes well with the applications, it would just be Tom and I on the lease, then we'd add Jay later.  I'm hoping like hell this doesn't backfire, cause Tom and I NEED a third roommate.......  Anyway, I should hear back from him tonight or tomorrow and then we'd pay the deposit and could start moving in around the 29th or 30th......

Otherwise Tom and I are looking at 2 bedrooms in the Bayview area of Milwaukee.  We are getting really tired of being completely ignored by Jay and while we want to live with him, he's kind of screwing us over by not filling out the applications we fax him, returning our calls, etc.  We have an appointment for Friday morning to view one in Bayview that's $600/month.  So.........we'll see what happens.

(Now that I'm thinking about that, it's funny.  Depending on where we get a place, if we got one in Bayview, we might be within walking distance of where Will is (I think?) competing in a grappling event in mid-September...)

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Jul. 20th, 2009 | 11:41 am

Sorry I've been away so long - I honestly forgot about my LiveJournal. 

I may potentially have a teaching job, though there is a lot more to be done before that can be determined for sure.  I see it as a good sign though that apparently the principal really wants me for the job (it's up to the superintendent not the principal) and I am invited to sit in on staff training this week for the district's new literacy program.

I haven't even yet been able to apply for my license as trying to reach someone at UWM's licensing and certification office to answer my questions is almost impossible.  So that NEEDS to get resolved and done this week....

Tom and I (and Jay) have not found a place to move as of yet which is not good because we not have under 2 weeks to find somewhere to live.

Yesterday afternoon I noticed a strange bump in my left breast, so I'm going to see my doctor about that today.  She said on the phone that often women my age are going through hormonal changes that can affect the breasts, but that of course she wants to check things to be sure.  I have a friend who, as a senior in high school had a non-cancerous growth removed from her breast, but that was still scary enough.  I hope it's absolutely nothing at all, because I just don't need something else to deal with right now.

I saw my retina specialist a week ago and he said to come back in 3-4 months....my left eye is holding stable after the surgery, and while my right eye continues to bleed, it's slowed and continuing to slow and he wants to see if it will stop on its own, as further laser will lead to too much scar tissue and an increased risk of retinal detachment.  Again, something else I don't need to deal with.

I went down to Arkansas to visit Will/Will's family a few weeks ago, and that was fun.  I'm going again in a little over 3 weeks, assuming Will will have me - we are fighting, or rather, the fight is over but he's still extremely pissed off at me - if he ends up not wanting me to come, I don't know what I'll do; I don't think my airline ticket is refundable.

Hmmm, what else?

Oh yes, I was recently the target of some kind of scam.  I had to cancel my Discover card number and get a new account number a few weeks ago, as I was getting charges from some company claiming to be Google.  They were charging me about $74 at a time, and when calling their 1-800 number I couldn't reach anyone.  Discover said they've seen that vendor before and it's a scam.  How anyone got that credit card number is a mystery to me, as I haven't even used it in two months (I'm paying it off, and only using my Visa, as my interest rate on my Discover went up in January and is higher than my Visa by quite a lot.........(thanks Discover for ending my 0% APR you had promised me forever....))  Anyway, Discover gave me a new card number and reversed the charges for me, which is awesome.

And not to say too much, cause usually my entries about him/it are friends only, for his privacy but: Tom is doing much better.  (Now that I think about it, did I even mention that he wasn't doing well for a while?)  Anyway, he's doing better, and I'm so glad.  He's such a good person and a good friend, he doesn't deserve the shit he goes through, but he does it with a smile on his face.  I've only seen him lose it once, and even that one time scared the crap out of me....because it's so unlike him.

Will's little sister recently had a baby and the baby's middle name is Lynn.  I wasn't aware until 2 days ago that her middle name is after my middle name.  That's so amazing, and while I'm touched I'm also just a little confused.  I love his family, and I love the way they've embraced me, but I didn't think any of his sisters felt close enough to me to name their kid after me....it's a nice surprise.  I'm really touched.

Ok, well this is getting quite lengthy, and I'm sure I could think of a million more things to write, if I took the time, but I don't want to because my hands are cramping up, so I'll leave you with some sage advice:

Be kind to those you trust, trust in those you love, and don't let your faith waver, no matter the circumstances or oddities presented to you.  Faith, loyalty, truth, trust, and love will prevail.

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Jun. 26th, 2009 | 01:35 pm

I sprained my back.

Don't even ask.

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My summer thus far....

Jun. 25th, 2009 | 03:30 pm

Last Tuesday was my last day of student teaching.  Since then I've just been working a lot.

Monday I have an interview. I'm so nervous I'm on the verge of some kind of panic attack.

A week from tomorrow I'm flying out of here and will be with Will through early Tuesday morning.

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