Wednesday, June 13, 2007

To the Work, To the Work

I am sure the title says it all, but I am now officially hired at Clyde ISD. Wow, it took me two tries to spell Clyde--even spelling the word has me frazzled! I signed my contract yesterday and I will start back in August. I have been off for three years now. Three years of blissfully sleeping in, doing grocery shopping at prime times, leisurely having coffee with my BF's (best friends) and staying up late to watch Leno. No more. Back to rising at 6:00, throwing on something that is hopefully ironed or at least not wadded up in the bottom of the closet, rushing back home to grocery shop or do a load of laundry and then falling into bed by 9:00.

On the bright side of things, the people that I met at a recent workday were so nice and friendly and laid back. One of my best friends is the principal and I will be teaching reading (which I love). I also will be adding to my retirement--which now that I am 52 seems like a good thing to do. I don't want to be eating cat food or working as a greeter at Walmart when I am 80.

So, part of me is excited to go back and part of me is sad. I guess that is somewhat normal. I'll let you know how things are going in late August when I am driving home from school sticking to the seat of my car from the heat after a parent yelled at me and I made two children cry.

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Yay! Another opportunity to be Jesus to LOTS of people! :-) Remember last August when I sobbed all the way through HIP b/c I was just slap exhausted? You get a free one of those! We would never let you eat cat food in retirement, but I know that you will bless MANY people in your new job. I also speak from experience when I say it is an ADJUSTMENT on the ol' body to keep that schedule!

Denise W said...

Congrats on your new employment! You are going to bless those people and be blessed by them! Love you!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Donna! I did not know about this job opportunity. But am so excited for you. Yes, welcome back to the days of early rising, exhaustion, early to bed.ha. God has led you here for a reason. You will bless so many people by being there. Can't wait to hear more about the job.
Lois P.