I didn’t even know I’d reached a milestone until this arrived today! Whoohoo, only 80 more days of school.
I haven’t really talked about my job much because, well, we know I don’t love it:) But really, it’s going well. There are still plenty of days that I feel ehh about the whole school psychology thing. I’m just much more interested in mental health than special education. But most of the time I feel neutral about it. I do really enjoy the people I work with. And I like having responsibility and independence. Most of all, I like being in the school environment. I’m still craving more of something, but the problem is (and always has been) that I’m not sure what the next step might be in order to turn the corner in my career path.
Matt made dinner! In the crockpot that is. He assesmbed Kath’s pineapple chicken this morning and it turned out beautifully. I sure do love chunks of pineapple and the combination of sweet + sour.
Not having to cook dinner will never get old.
Happy 100 days of school friends!
There’s just something about being in Atlanta that makes me feel relaxed and content. Perhaps it’s how simple things are here? There’s a slow, southern pace and the vibe just seems so positive. My living space is also simple, as I didn’t bring any of my clutter with me – only a few dresses + shorts for the summer and other necessities. I also have a nice clean fridge, stocked with just the items I bought for the week.
I also feel closure that the school year is over. I struggled a lot with my career this year and I’m happy to have survived the job switch and tucked that first year of work under my belt. I never really felt that stressed this spring, but I think the financial aspect of leaving my steady job was a subconscious stressor. Looking back though, I think it was the right decision, as I’m planning to stick with school psychology in the fall. I promise to update you with the details when I know more myself! As I’ve alluded to, there’s been some problems with my school assignments, going full time, ect that I was dealing with last week. But, fingers crossed, I think I have another year of my life somewhat figured out. All I can say now is that having the summer off is the best thing in the entire world and I couldn’t be happier with how that worked out!!
Today, I slept in. I bought fresh food at TJ’s, I signed up for a one-week trial at the gym, and I cycled. Oh how I cycled! The gym has the same bikes as my beloved Northeastern studio and I was so excited to spin on them again. And the space is bright and the music loud! I’m out of spinning shape after a month-long break, but I still felt pretty good in class.
Matt will be working very long hours and doing a lot of traveling for his internship, so I’m going to be making simple dinners-for-one many nights this summer. I’ve been craving arugula since Saturday, so I bought a big bag for the week. Tonight, I used the Tasmanian honey I got from the weekend’s wedding to drizzle over the greens and topped them with goat cheese, TJ’s lentils, and a roasted sweet potato with balsamic and olive oil. The texture of the lentils made me think of chili and when the hot sweet potatoes melted the cheese, the whole meal was reminded me of nachos! Fun.
It’s way past even my summer bedtime, so I’ve got to run. Adios.Read More
I’ve been trying to relax at home this week, but things have been hectic as usual. There’s some complications with my job in the fall (that I hope to share with you soon), so I’ve been dealing with that since Monday.
In between that, I’ve been feasting on watermelon, cooking tilapia burgers for my parents, and attempting to come up with a guest list that’s less than 160 people (not fun).
This evening, I had dinner with a friend (now bridesmaid!) and now I’m half watching the season premiere of Dallas and half catching up on the internets.
Tomorrow’s about last-minute errands (and maybe some shopping!), and then we’re heading to Baltimore on Friday. I’m sooo excited to go to a wedding this weekend and eat cake. And see a whole lotta family!Read More
This is what happens when you come home ravenous and are trying to clean out the cabinets. I made it a cereal night because I was especially hungry by 5pm today. No time for cooking! I’ve been so hungry since I got back from Atlanta and I’m wondering if the ~8 miles of walking just caught up with me? My doctor says my blood sugar is low so I’m curious to find out what that’s all about too.
I found this
crack almond butter in the cabinet (from Kath?) that I was just gonna save for when I get back, but I couldn’t resist opening it. Wise decision it was. SOOOO goood. I gave up coffee 2 years ago, so this will be a wonderful morning replacement.
Anyway, today was my last day of babysitting! I’ll really miss the little one because she was just so cute, but I’m happy to close the door on the babysitting thing (at least for now). I’ll actually be doing some sitting over the summer to make some extra dough to spend in Atlanta, but it’s only for a few weeks.
After work, I picked up my engagement ring because I needed to have it made a bit smaller. I couldn’t believe how much I missed it! I mean, I went twenty six years without it, you’d think one week wouldn’t even be noticeable:) I was also pretty excited to peek into the wedding ring case….
Just two big days between me and summer vacation. I knew I chose this job for a reason:)
Hi Friends. This was one of the best dinners I’ve ever made. And it just materialized at the last minute in my kitchen! You see, I had Matt turn the crock pot on this morning, with a bottle of TJ’s bbq sauce, a can of beer, and some pork shoulder inside.
But I didn’t really have any ideas as to how I wanted to eat it. I usually like saucy meats over rice, but had the urge for something different. So the bbq pork mexican pizza was born.
Pulled pork on a habanero-lime tortilla, with coby jack cheese, corn relish, shredded carrots, and kidney beans. To-die-for.
As for week three of my new job, I’m feeling a bit more with-it, although still quite overwhelmed. I’m more familiar with faces, I’ve got the building down pat, but the school psychology model is just soo different than what I’m used to. All the teachers are incredible, and since most of them are fresh out of school, they are trained in the latest interventions. And there’s progress monitoring out the wazoo. Data was a scary word for some of the professionals in my Boston schools, but everyone collects data down here. Now it’s scaring me! I’m like the least educated person in the building. But I’m enjoying the challenge and my brain comes home tired each day. Tired, but hungry for mexican pizza and documentaries.
Matt picked out a documentary for this evening’s entertainment, so I’m off to find out what it’s about. Night.Read More