|Believe it or not, the boys really like dressing up and touring with Joe, Joseph's dad. Both were in agreement that Chris was the best of the group of storytellers.|
|Cute Mickey treat bags...I am using T's as a pattern for a later craft to share with other kids.|
|She and her husband have been performing together for about 35 years. He is one accomplished and talented musician.|
|And for Pat, let me tell you she still has the pipes!|
As of last Monday, Chris was formally voted in by the Board as the President-elect of RSCC. He takes office on Nov. 1, but Dr. Goff is handing things over to Chris a bit at a time right now. Yesterday, marked one of my first duty days as the "first lady." (I still laugh every time I hear it or repeat it myself!) I am sure several of you are wondering what the future holds for me. Well, as of last Tuesday, I turned in my resignation as a high school English teacher after almost eighteen years. My last day of teaching will be on December 21, the end of the semester. It is a bittersweet time for me...While I love my students and my subject area, I won't miss all the evaluations and other "leeches" that literally suck the fun out of teaching and learning. So when January comes, I will be volunteering at J's and T's schools, fulfilling my duties at RSCC, and helping out with my niece on some Fridays. One day I wouldn't mind going back to work part-time, but right now I have been given such a blessing to be with my children at their schools. You had better believe that I will be taking full advantage of it. I really think that God has brought this our way, too because I really need to focus on my health and well-being much more than I do now. March 2012 marks my 31st year of being a Type I diabetic. Stress is a big factor with my glucose levels, and being a teacher and a mom mixed with everything else life brings...well, let's just say that any wear and tear on my body just increases my chances of all kinds of serious issues down the road. AND I want to be around for as long as I can to see my children grow up and grow older with my sweet husband.
Well, let's just end this now before it becomes much too heavy! We have another full week, but the glimmer of Fall break is on the horizon! The kids and I are rejoicing in the fact that our break is next week!!! Yes, yes, and yes! We have a little getaway planned with J and T for the first part, and then we have some needed days at home planned for the second part.
I hope that your Fall days are just as pretty (although a bit nippy) as ours have been!