No, I am not kidding! My life changed drastically this week, and in a very unexpected way! It goes back to the summer when I was asked about doing a maternity leave for a teacher in our High School. I have subbed here for 6 years, and was glad to say “yes” that I would do her leave……in the Spring! She is having twins, and they are due in March. So, for about a month now, I had planned on working quite a bit — but not until after Christmas. Well, unfortunately this teacher has been put on bedrest for awhile, and I got a new job this week! It is temporary, of course, but it might last a long time since she is not due until the spring. We are taking it one day at a time as I try to recall all my English classes from WAY BACK WHEN!!! I am teaching Senior English — British Literature. WOW! How much do YOU remember about British Literature??? I have learned more these past few days than the kids!
So, what does this mean for you guys??? First, keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I adjust to working full time after 16 years of being a stay-at-home mom (for the most part). Secondly, please be patient when I don’t get to check my mail 25 times a day and return phone calls immediately. Thirdly, I will probably have to consider fewer classes for a little while. I know this is sad, as I love my classes, but I can’t do anything extra right now. I will maintain my two club classes, and try to do some project classes from time to time, but just not right this minute. I need a little time to get used to this new schedule and get through football season which is a very demanding time for me as a mother.
This is all I have time for right now, but I will update more later. Thanks for sticking with me! I am NOT quitting my FUN JOB — my Stampin’ Up! job in any way. Just gotta slow down a little bit. I love my Seniors and my co-workers are awesome! But I love Stampin’ Up! even more…
Have a great day! Dawn
P.S. Malachi did leave on Wednesday. I have no updates on that subject. I did NOT cry all day long — thanks to my new schedule……..but it was indeed emotionally traumatic!