Enjoying Summer?

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Enjoying Summer?
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Fri, 06-24-2011 - 7:52pm

How are you all doing? It's been pretty quiet around here

Sherry

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Fri, 06-24-2011 - 11:14pm
Summer just started today for my youngest who will be a HS junior in the fall. Yesterday was the last day of classes. We went late this year to make up for all the snow days we had.
We are spending a week in Cape Cod in July. I've never been. We usually spend a week in RI every year. I was on Martha's Vineyard many years ago when one of my older brothers was doing research in Woods Hole and I went up to visit him so I guess I passed through Cape Cod but, I don't remember it.
My oldest two start their camp jobs on Monday so we will all be in our summer routine. DS is sort of looking for a job but, at 16 I don't think he'll have a lot of options.
I think I'm going to read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows again in preparation for the final movie. Other than that, I'm still job hunting. Three jobs just opened up very close to my house. Two are part-time but at this point, I think I'd be ok with that.
I hope everyone else is enjoying their summer. I've noticed that it's pretty quiet around here too.
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Sat, 06-25-2011 - 2:40pm

Our last day was Monday

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Sun, 06-26-2011 - 5:25am

I'm planning a recital for my students in August.

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Sun, 06-26-2011 - 2:29pm

Good luck with those job possibilities.

Sherry
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Sun, 06-26-2011 - 2:34pm

It sounds like you started your summer off well. The quick trip sounds like fun.

Pay cuts and furlough days are scary, but around here they just fired people to save money. No one even discussed furloughs. You're lucky in that respect.

Have a great summer!

Sherry
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Sun, 06-26-2011 - 2:40pm

How many students do you have? Around here a recital can be a big deal with performances,decorations,

Sherry
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Tue, 06-28-2011 - 8:57am

Sherry- what I did last year was rent a church.

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Tue, 06-28-2011 - 9:30am
Yep, now back to bed I go!!zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Wed, 06-29-2011 - 10:37pm

Hi, ladies! I've been remiss in checking in with you all.

I don't know if I'm really enjoying summer all that much, to be completely honest. I spent the first part of it stuck at home taking care of my step-daughters full time because their mother doesn't care that much about taking them for her appointed visitation time. That's a story for a different place, though.

I was to start graduate school this summer but there is no way my DH and I can afford to take on the amount of debt it will require for me to get my Masters degree, and honestly, I was having a really, really hard time getting excited about going back to school to advance my teaching career. So, after some discussion and a leap of faith, I signed up to take a CNA class. I'm halfway through the program and loving it. The lady who is in charge of our clinicals definitely doesn't know the best way to approach the educating of new trainees. :womanmad: I've felt like I've been thrown to the wolves a few times, but it's definitely shown me that if I can do this job well, there's a good chance of me using my teaching skills in this career field. If this works out well for me, I may pursue a new career in nursing.

Last week, I received a phone call from a lady I know from our church. Her husband is a director at a local farm implement manufacturer and the company has a partnership with another farm equipment company in Europe. The partner company sent one of their employees over here to work with the local company and the young man is from France and is seeking some tutoring with his English. She contacted the guidance counselor at the high school who suggested she call me and in short, they offered me a part-time job tutoring this young man. I accepted and it's been great! I love being able to sit and help someone one-on-one without having an administrator breath down my neck about standards and documentation.

I hope the job searches go well for you all and you find the right job at the right time. I'll probably still lurk around and chime in occasionally. Enjoy your summer!

  "Aut dosce, aut disce, aut discede"
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Fri, 07-01-2011 - 9:56pm

I'm a CNA too! I started when I was in HS and need to

Sherry

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