Friday, July 8, 2011

I gave myself ulcers and won an award.

That came out wrong.  I didn't get an award for getting ulcers.  And I don't even really know if I got ulcers, but it certainly felt like it.  My stomach has been in knots for the entire week after an interview at an elementary school.  I've been talking since at least the beginning of 2011 about how I want to teach in an elementary school setting, not middle school.  I always felt that's where my heart was.  Anyhow, fast forward through two "failed" interviews to last Tuesday.  Basically my options were narrowed down between (um, this was the only interview scored since my last in April...I'm telling you it is HARD to score a teaching position these days) a new, challenging position at my middle school and the possibility of another challenging position at an elementary school.  Due to some changes at the middle school, I was weary combined with my desire for an elementary setting.  Between all of my anxiety, I accepted that whatever happened was meant to be.  Well, I found out today that I was offered the elementary position!  I'll bore you with more on that later, but I'm very excited!  It will be challenging, but it is also a great opportunity for me to have leadership and really shine.  I will be losing some of my summer because (and missing out on a group trip to NY, which I'm pretty bummed about) the school is on a different type of schedule, but I am THRILLED!

In actual award news, Amy, over at Juice Boxes and Crayolas, awarded me with this:

Thanks Amy!  Amy is a fellow runner and teacher!  I am constantly pinning her teaching posts and running posts as motivation and for tips.  Anyhow, without further ado (and probably many good pics since I am using D's computer):

Favorite Cartoon Character
Um, I seriously have to think about this one.  I am going to have to say...
Stewie Griffin; 
 Family Guy is about the only cartoon I watch and I haven't thought twice about Disney movies in quite a few years.  Although I totally want to race at Disney!
Favorite Thing to Photograph

 My favorite thing to photograph is definitely places we travel to.  My favorite, happiest memories are of traveling, and I love reliving those through pictures.  I'd probably say I have the most pictures of my pets though.

Favorite Thing to Cook

One dish wonders.
 D and I always joke about what my side is going to be because I usually don't have one.  I like to just throw everything in a bowl, dish, Crockpot, etc., and let it cook.  I'm not much of a multi-tasker in the kitchen.  I like my meals easy.

Favorite Exercise
 Gentle Yoga
While I do enjoy running and the way it makes me feel, it can still be a challenge to actually start doing it sometimes.  I love gentle yoga because it is so relaxing while it is an exercise.  Yogis out there would probably shun me for saying this, but it's the ultimate "lazy" exercise.  I hope to one day say running is my's my #2!

Favorite Movie
I really have to think on this one too.  I have more favorite shows than movies.  I used to love Grease!  Now, I think I'd have to say...
"I'm Ron Burgundy?"  It never fails to make me laugh.

Favorite Article of Clothing
It's hard to think of just one thing...
Simple V-neck tee
They are comfy for every occasion.  I'm a simple girl, really.

Favorite Flower
Tulips, hands down.
Favorite Breakfast
I honestly love anything that D cooks for breakfast.  I'm not a huge pancake or french toast fan except for when he makes it.  When we go out, I typically order something with eggs over easy or poached...yum!
Favorite Book I've Read Recently

I didn't read The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath super recently, but it's one that stands out to me. I really fell in love with this book.

Favorite Place to Be

 Duh, the beach.  Any beach...near, far, anywhere.  It is my ultimate relaxing place.  Those photos are from Aruba, where we eloped/honeymooned.
And One of my Choice: Favorite Drink

 Terrapin Wake-N-Bake Stout or a margarita!  Cheers :)

And I'm tagging...(only two because I'm lazy and this took a while):

Sorry if either of you has been tagged already! And all pictures are my own or courtesy of Google images.


justagirlLaura said...

Congratulations! That's super exciting!

annelise said...

Congratulations on the new job! That's fantastic.

Completely agree with you on Stewie Griffin. The best.

meghan said...

Congratulations on the new job! That's so fantastic that you're going to be doing something that you're so excited about!!

And cotton v-necks are my favorite too. The best I've ever found are the Mossimo ones at Target. I used to love JCrew, but they started getting little holes in them from washing. So, Target it is now...I have a zillion but can't help myself from buying more...

Danielle said...

Congrats on the new job!! I teach in an elementary school and was offered a job at a middle school for this next year, but I just couldn't do it. I love my little kids!! I hope you have a smooth transition and I can't wait to hear more about your new position!!

Claire {Beaktweets} said...

congrats on the job!!! that's so exciting. can't wait to hear more about it.


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