Friday, July 29, 2011

ulcers, insamnia, and good books!

Here is the dealio.  Hubby and I spent all of yesterday apartment hungin around our 'soon to be new city.  We found one- we fell in love- we placed a deposit- but we can't sign the lease!  Curious..

I have to Interview with the Board/ HR for the position.  Although it used to be that once a principal made his or her recommendation for a position the new teacher would meet with HR discuss the paperwork and that would be it- this is not our case.  This is a highly prestigious district and they take hiring very seriously.  I still do not have a guarantee of a job- nor will I until at the earliest Monday afternoon! 

Unfortunately work starts Monday Morning.  Did I mention that Hubby and I live 2 and a half hours away from this place right now.  Or that we have yet to pack up our home. 

Needless to say, I have not slept a full night in weeks- nor more than an hour in days!  My stomach aches- and is beyond knots!  I am hoping that once I am officially hired, get to see this classroom, meet the other teachers,  and sign our lease (all of which I hope get done on Monday)- I will be able to have one nights peaceful sleep as I spend at least a week living with my parents while the people I love care for me so I can focus on the school year.

One major glitch.  I received today the list of materials I need to bring with me on Monday if I do get hired.  One of these are my official Praxis scores (which my university and 2 state's DOE have).  However, I could not find them in our house.  I do not remember ever receiving a paper copy of them.  Even if i did the odds are good that they were destroyed by moving, or simply thrown away by Hubby on accident.  (He is not a pack rat, and throws away all non necessary items he finds- which have included bank statements and bills he hates clutter!)  I e-mailed all of my professors my problem.  The only solution I can think of is to get someone who has access to those files into that office and me drive back up to my university (3 hours away) then drive back down in time for the interview at 1- eek!

Last night I watched the sun set as I drove back to our first home for one of the last times.  And I watched the sun rise.  I am hoping for more than 1 hours sleep tomorrow.  Good thing I have an amazing good to read!  Secret Daughter, check it out on amazon.  It is the first book in a year that I have been able to stick with!  The next time you have a chance to sit down in read (or can't sleep for more than one hour a night) get this book!  It will not disappoint!
in other new- while writing this at 6am- my puppy ate a 5 dollar bill.  FML!


  1. This is completely not post related, but I saw your question on the Clutter Free Classroom about a paper sorting solution for first year teachers. I just wanted to let you know that I had a fabulous experience with those Ikea file boxes. They lasted me through (at least) 2 years in a kindergarten classroom.
    Their product name is Flyt, and they only cost $2 for 5 boxes. They don't sell them online, though, so you'll have to find a brick and mortar to purchase them. Hope that helps!

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