Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I have a secret blog.

Well, not exactly secret.  Just unannounced until now.  My husband and I decided a few months ago to serve God full time in Uganda.  This other blog is my journal of the process of making our dream a reality.  I hope you'll go read it. 


In other (old) news, my sweet baby turned one!  She is walking and starting to talk a little bit.  She says mama, baby, juice, and shoes.  'Juice' and 'shoes' sound just the same, but you can tell what she means by the context ;)

I started a new job this school year.  I'm in a different school district and I'm teaching bilingual special ed resource rather than being a classroom teacher like I was before.  I love it.  It's great to be able to work with small groups and really get to focus on what they need to learn.  I have an awesome group of students and I look forward to seeing them (almost) every day.  Also, it's just easier.  There, I said it.  You non-teacher peeps wouldn't believe HOW MUCH NON-EDUCATIONAL WORK falls onto classroom teachers to take care of.  Special ed does involve it's fair share of paperwork.  But it's nothing compared to the constant flow of picture money collecting, fundraiser promoting, identakid safety card selling, field trip organizing, t-shirt pushing that goes with being a classroom teacher.  And don't even get me started on Dubya and No Child Left Behind...

Okay, now go read my other blog.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again, REJOICE!

I'm reading a great book right now.  It reminded me to rejoice always.  I'm rejoicing currently in being convicted of things I never realized before.  Like how often I use humor to bring people down rather than lift them up.  Like how much (many?) of my resources are spent frivolously, rather than to serve God or serve others, or serve my family even.