I've been away from this blog for a while...
YAY! My sub assignment turned into a long term gig...so I have a lot more responsibility. I never had a job with responsibility before (no joke). Now I take work home with me, which sucks, but in truth I actually kinda don't mind all the grading papers, editing essays, and making up tests and such. It's all new to me so the novelty hasn't worn off, I suppose. And I get to make decisions! Actual decisions that effect people! And I don't have to ask anybody if the decision is ok - I can just decide something, and do it - like I have some sort of authority or expertise or power or something! I also stay after school a lot to plan and help kids who need it, so I end up getting stuck in bad traffic heading back to Chicago... I actually kinda do mind that.
Starting a garden in an old row boat my friend found in the alley.
Planning a trip to the Smoky Mountains.
Continually spelling Smoky Mountains as Smokey Mountains, because that's how Smokey the Bear spells his name and I can't get it out of my head.