It wasn't too bad coming back from vacation. I had to work Saturday night and my classes felt like a drag Monday morning but after that it was okay. My allergies are especially bad in the fall so I take an allergy pill every day. I thought my allergies were just going crazy but as the symptoms continued to progress I realized that I had a cold and it was not my allergies. I spent Monday blowing my nose all day and was pretty miserable. It was our Anniversary that day. Scott went and bought me medicine and made stir fry for dinner, true love! I rested as much as possible Monday and Tuesday. I really can't afford to be too sick. If I can't teach my classes I will get fired. They don't have very good policies with that kind of thing.
On Thursday I subbed my token sub day. I'm trying to sub as little as possible in hopes of staying in the system to keep my options open for next year. I have a love/hate relationship with subbing. Mostly it's the worst but I love having the option to work or not. I had to put Ryan in day care to do it which was not cool. I think he was fine though. It's an in home day care and it's just this mom with her two small daughters so it's not too bad. She will be watching Ryan while I'm coaching basketball which starts tomorrow! I'm nervous/excited about that. I really don't know a lot and have zero skills. Ha! Coaching Basketball for Dummies will be my friend.
We had some friends over Friday night and we watched "The Shining." It's scary movie month! On Saturday I made the kids go rake some leaves. You would think they were being murdered. Oh man! Those kids need their butts kicked and to move to the farm to learn how to work. We later went to my brother Gabe's house for his annual soups and sweaters party. I had to leave early to work.
Speaking of work I'm quitting my job with Dada ABC. I'm so excited. The countdown is on! You have to give a 30 day notice or they will charge you $300 for ending your contract early. I sent in my notice and my last day is November 11th. I hate the lesson plans and I mostly hate being locked into a schedule. I hate working every Saturday night, it's terrible. I love being able to choose my schedule with VIPKid. I don't mind working a Friday or Saturday night if nothing is going on and I want to earn some extra cash but I hate being stuck doing it no matter what. I'm so glad I decided to quit. I started with them with the hopes of being paid more (which the pay is the same, only worse because of more prep time) and because I liked that they supply you with students because my bookings were down (my bookings are back up).
Well that's about all. I'm still sick, I thought I was getting better but I'm not. My sore throat was raging last night. I'm trying to take as much zinc and drink as much Emergen-C as possible. Coaching starts this week. I hope it's good!
|This was me on Monday, totally miserable!|
|Poor Ryan was sooo sad after daycare when he couldn't take home their fishy stuffed animal. He LOVES stuffed animals so much it's insane. But that face!|
|I decided to decorate my classroom for Halloween! I figured out how to put lights across the screen door as well. I love the lights the most!|
|The kids playing in the leaves before they started to work.|