Thursday, August 10, 2006

The kids are coming...

...on Monday and there is nothing I can do to stop them. Here's an update on school: tomorrow is free day for us to get our keys and random stuff settled and then Monday is the real deal. We usually do block scheduling, but on that day we go through all 8 class periods as well as advocacy period. So I can't be too scared because I will only see the kids for 20 minutes there, and there isn't much I can do to look like a moron during that time. A lot of us, especially the new hires, have to float which means we don't have a classroom. I was sad for two minutes until I realized that the teacher whose room you are teaching in has to hang out somewhere else during their free time while you are in there, so essentially they don't get their own space either. I scored a cubicle in the little floater lounge, so really I am better off than those teachers because I have somewhere away from the students to go hide and look at KNK on the sly and students can't get in there. I am glad to have two weeks of power point presentations behind me, and thankfully they reminded us today that the kids already have enough friends and that we shouldn't sexually harrass them.

So that's how my days are going, but how are my nights and weekends you ask? We are in the midst of working on the renovation of the master bed and bath, and this week the dude came and floated and taped the sheetrock in the bathroom (the only thing we stopped doing ourselves) and we went ahead and had him paint all the remaining wood colored trim. Everytime I work on this house, I curse the losers who lived here before and thought it would be timeless to have bars on the windows and pink and teal tile. I was removing the bars today and hoping the prior owners are chained to those bars in hell for eternity. Anyways, to paint the trim the closet contents had to be removed. My shoes all got dumped in the tub which was sitting in the master bedroom waiting to be installed after the sheetrock was completed and our closets are laying all over our bed and Dylan's room. Sadly, we won't have bedroom and closet doors for awhile wither. That wasn't a total party, but here are some pics including the new Peanut Butter bedroom / bath walls and a reminder of what we started with in the bathroom:
2004-01-29 Foxwood Master Bath 2 2006-08-03 Foxwood Master PB Closet 2006-08-03 Foxwood Master Tub Shoes 2006-07-30 Foxwood Master Heart

12 comments:

Kache said...

Floating teachers...very interesting. Glad you have a place to check knk though!
Peanut butter's looking pretty good on the walls as well as on sandwiches. Can't wait to see the final product

Anonymous said...

The Peanut Butter looks awesome! I think I can convince John we need to paint!
Good Luck on Monday.

Carmen

KJ said...

Thank gawd they reminded you to not hit on the students. Love the pics! Sorry about the bars on the windows...yeah, wth were they thinking?!

Heather said...

I miss you!

Can't wait to see the bathroom done- although I think you should keep that sign up on your bedroom door. :)

Anonymous said...

Good luck at school on Monday, glad to hear you sneak on once in awhile.

Carrie

Rita said...

Your bedroom/bathroom are going to be awesome when you're done. Love the paint color too. Good luck on Monday!!

Jaime said...

Hmmm...floating. Sounds fun. I like the Peanut Butter. Hope the first day goes well for you!

Breana said...

good luck on the first day of school! they'll love ya! and if they don't i can beat them up...oh well maybe not, don't need to go to jail! and its not like you need me to beat someone up for ya! ;) can't wait to see the room and bath all done!

Lisa said...

Hope today was awesome for you and you're not hiding under your covers right now. Great paint colors too, your bathroom is going to look great.

shannon said...

looks great!
they keep booting my mom and she's been a teacher for over 27 years! good luck!!

Anonymous said...

Brandy, I hope yesterday went well. Update us with all the details when you can. How did Dylan do at daycare?

Carmen

Anonymous said...

How did your first day go, and how did Dylan fair?

Carrie