Monday, August 27, 2007

Hello??? Anybody still reading...



Or... Where?..oh...where is Alaina???

Well, I went on a mini trip with The Man...a romantic get away...just the two of us...fun and sun...here is a picture of our hotel/motel. Guess where we went??? Maybe I should make that part of my contest...hmmm???



And... a random picture of me taken by my children...thrown in for shits and giggles...




I did manage to finish my socks last week at some point...





I am really happy with how they turned out and will definitely buy more of the Bamboo and do another pair - and it seemed to go much quicker working both socks simultaneously. And when I was done with one...I was done with both...how cool...

Lots of stuff going on in my life...As of last Thursday morning, the other math teacher that the district had hired accepted a job in another district. (No, they had not signed a contract with our district) consequently, my district was scrambling to hire another Math teacher this late in the game...solution...hire a elementary teacher (licensed through 8th grade and have he/she teach 9th grade on a variance...)

And how does that affect me, you ask...well, I taught Junior high...so, I was bumped to Senior High math - because I am licensed 5-12th grade. Which means all of my prepared lesson plans are now useless. I am going to be teaching Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calulus and Calculus. It's going to be all good.

I have been spending a lot of time a school trying to get prepared...at this point, open house is tomorrow night and my room is done - haven't gotten to any lesson plans, yet...tomorrow....I've been spending a lot of time with the teacher that was hired on Friday - brand new...young...I'm trying to make this as easy as possible for her...

On to knitting news...I did finish a whole dishcloth on our drive to our destination...(major hint...we drove there...) and I cast on my next project while we were sitting poolside...I can't just lay in the sun...I get too bored...here I am knitting in bulky wool...sitting poolside...anyways, I am making a new felted purse for myself... more pictures to come on that...

Here are pictures of the yarn I am offering for my 100th post contest....More to come on that another day...





As much as I would love to spend a couple hours online...I have to go to bed...I can see this "job business" is going to put a serious damper on my blogging time.

I have taken a minute here and there at work to check a couple of you out and see what you're doing - just haven't taken the time to comment..

I'll be back...contest to follow...promise....

Oh..in case you're wondering Kim..no, I didn't get married on that romantic get away...

5 comments:

KSee said...

Such a great shot of your furry purry friend. Wouldn't have a clue as to where your drove to. Does not look Yellowstone as your t-shirt says. Glad you were able to get away before school starts. Love the socks. I'm going to a yarn sale this Saturday & will be looking at the bamboo. I'm in awe of you as a teacher. I'd be running & screaming from the room. Plus, I'm so dependant on the computer & my fingers in the math department.

Cass said...

He he I love that pic of you! And YAY your socks are SO NICE!!!

WOW- you're teaching high school math. Yeah. Good luck with that. ;) Could you come grade Casey's Geometry for me? I can't do it. I have to go online for help! LOL

Kim said...

How did you know that I would be thinking that very thought! Bummer, dude!

Rachel said...

socks look great! i feel for you that things got switched up at the last minute and you are faced with serious demands of lesson plans! I'm sure all will be okay (well, it's what I keep trying to tell myself, I figured I'd try it out on someone else!).

Alana - Knit Wit said...

I'm looking at all new curriculum this year, and seven different preps, so I feel your pain. There are some nice perks about teaching in a small, private school, but having to wear umpteen different hats isn't one of them!!

And ya, I fear that going back to school is going to put a serious damper on all my summer blogging fun, too!