Saturday, August 25, 2007

Goodbye Lazy...see you next summer

This past week was probably one of the craziest, fast-paced weeks I've endured since my student teaching. I found out I had a job last Thursday and have been preparing ever since. I found out this week that I AM the English department at this high school of 66 students. So, I will be teaching 9-12 grade English and a Psychology course which I am developing for THIS school year. I was at the school every day this past week (except Thursday when I was at the sweltering hot Tigers game) setting up my classroom and resisting the urge to have a panic attack. I feel so abundantly blessed to be given this opportunity, I'm just nervous I'm going to screw it up (dangling preposition). SEE!

Thursday, Ben and I went to the Tigers/Indians game. Shockingly, it was my first game of the season. Ever since Ben and I have been together I have attended more than a few games in a season and definitely before this point. I was so excited to be there...a great matchup between AL championship contenders, a day with my husband, the smell of sweaty, drunken people and all the mulletts you could ask for (dangling preposition). It was Magglio Ordonez hat day complete with fake Puerto Rican hair...it was classy. Unfortunately, we did not make it in time for Ben to receive one of these hats...one small step for me, one giant leap for future get-togethers. All in all it was a fun game even though the Tigers lost.

Today, a goal of mine was realized. I woke up before 9 a.m. on a Saturday!!! Oh, and my sister and I ran in a 5K race and finished...alive! It was a hard race, but I'm so glad we did it. I would have placed third in my age group if I had not forgotten to put my age down on the registration form, so instead I got first in the "did not put age down" category...they don't give ribbons for that age group. My sister placed third in her age group as well. It was a fun/gruelling time and I'm glad I was able to experience it with my sister. After the race I came home and set the world record for inhaling french toast and bacon (in my age group).

It seems my days of watching 4 hour blocks of Friends are over...until next summer!

3 comments:

rachel said...

dizang girl! you're turning into superwoman. congrats on not dying during the race. let me know if you want help with anything english related, since i have nothing to do and no seasons of friends on dvd. :) also, really too bad about ben missing out on the maggs hat. it would have gone nicely with the electronic fart machine(S). ;)

JeNnIfEr said...

Good job, Jeanette! I'm very proud of you! You're an inspiration to those of us who fall apart trying to run from her car to her apartment door in the rain........yeah, ok, that's me.

Best of luck this week at school. Give me a call and let me know how it goes. I'll be thinking about you!
Lots of Love!

Sara Luke said...

Did you read my blog about being at that game? It's complete with pictures. :)