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monday appreciation #10

I have 45 minutes until midnight and full bars of this internet that I’m squatting, so let me get to being appreciative.

  • I am so very appreciative of great friends. They are godsends. One took LA this weekend while A and I moved and she had her very first sleepaway from the momses (I got “momses” from The Kids are All Right– touching movie). I also got a chance to meet one of my bestest online buds. We’ve been friends for 3+ years and she lives so much closer now! Hey there LG.
  • I am appreciative of my new job. It’s pushing me in a good way, and I feel equipped to deal with the challenge. I had a nightmare job a couple of years ago that has left me very anxious about my ability to be a good teacher. I’ve never had an experience like that before or after, so mentally I should know that it wasn’t “me” but still, stuff like that leaves its mark. This is another school where teachers are expected to WORK (a minimum of 10-11 hrs a day plus each of my class sections are 34-35 kids..) but I got a lot of positive feedback today and the feedback for adjustments were things that I noticed as well.
  • I am thankful for new hope in my relationship. I’ve been taking time to reflect on ways that I’ve changed over the years (and may warrant a password protected blog in the future) and that knowledge has helped me slooooow down my usually quick (and emotional) reactions. Let’s see how long this lasts.
  • I may have said this already but i’m SO THANKFUL for my new 15 minute commute to work. 5 minutes to LA’s daycare and then 10 to my job. No more turnpike (tolls) or tons of gas wasted. I went almost a week on half a tank of gas! Loveliness!!

I know I need to be asleep right now but the pepsi I insisted on drinking at 9:30 pm is keeping me going. Perhaps I should use this energy on lesson planning for next week…


5 comments on “monday appreciation #10

  1. J.Suga
    August 17, 2010

    Smiling as I read this blog. So wonderful. I think I’m going to mimic you and start doing Monday appreciations too. 🙂


  2. Autumn
    August 17, 2010

    I’ll tip my glass of aloewater juice to your 15 minute commute. Have a great week! 🙂


  3. laniza
    August 17, 2010

    What a wonderful list! Girl, I can’t even imagine 10+ hour days. I hope that the pay equals to exceeds your expectations!


  4. rastagalnj
    August 17, 2010

    Hey there neighbor! We got to get together really soon for our thrifting date. Not impressed with Goodwill so I’m looking for a new spot. Glad things are coming together for you, commuting is no joke…a huge time sucker.


  5. Monika
    August 19, 2010

    Hooray to short commutes to work. Mine used to be a 4,5 hrs train ride and is now a 5 minute- walk (including picking up my morning cappucchino). Priceless!


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