The Pontificator in Person

The Pontificator in Person
I Blink Therefore I Am

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

There's not much stickin' to those ribs anymore!

So we had some fun at our friends the other night, playing games and hanging out. When our chef for the night came in and announced we would NOT be having ribs for dinner, my first thought was "Well I don't mind if they are a little burned." Little did I know how not so little they were burned. Or should I say BEING burned. This was the picture taken AFTER the flames died down enough for the barbeque lid to be opened. Fun fun fun..... :)

Friday, May 23, 2008

I have to what???

Well I just signed my first Teaching contract this week. (yeah!!) It is funny though that we have been so caught up in all the tension and excitement of getting the job (and having a bunch of family in town to visit on top of all that), that I just made the actual realization yesterday....I don't have a job until AUGUST! So it is back to the temporary job hunt -- man I really thought I was done having short term jobs that barely pay enough. :( But after all is said and done it will definitely be worth it when August roles around. :))

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Starting my career at last...sorta

Well I never though it would happen this fast after graduation, but I am being hired as the new Full-time Art teacher at one of the local high schools. We are all very excited even though I will not start full-time until the Fall. I have been the long-term sub in this class since January and have been enjoying it very much. I can't wait to see what kinds of lesson plans I can develop for next year, and of course I can't wait for the certification people to get their hands out of my wallet so I can finally receive a respectable paycheck. I know some of you out there just went "A Teacher getting a respectable amount of pay??", but yes I have had some low paying jobs through college and this is the second highest paying school district in the area. But alas money is not everything; although, it does help to have some when you are trying to feed 5 1/2 little mouths and find a bigger house (my belly is starting to not fit through the front door here, so we have to upgrade :D ).

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Been a while

It has been a while since I posted here. I have been very busy finishing up my Teacher Certification through Region XI (ok, and I have been playing Guitar Hero 3 WAY too much :D ). The awesome news is that the principle at the high school I am a long term sub at has hinted strongly that I need to hurry and finish up the particulars. We are excited and thrilled at how quickly the Lord works in our lives!
Also, I was able to work with the full-time art teacher there on ordering supplies for next year. She handed me the catalogue and said mark what you want and we will order it! I felt like a kid in a candy shop, so check back here eventually and I will probably have pics of some new art work born from some of the supplies we ordered.