Saturday, October 27, 2007


It's a terrible, damp, rainy Saturday in CNY. All my scrapping friends are doing just that, scrapping. There's a virtual crop over at Susan's Scrapbook Shack. The We B girls are at an all day scrapping retreat. And here I sit. Doing nothing.

I have news! I'm starting a new job on Monday! I guess my days as a SAHM are officially over. I mean I've been working more since ds went to kindergarten, but I had Mondays until 4pm and all day Tuesdays to myself. Now, I'll be working Monday thru Friday. Some of my older blog readers (not older as in age, older as in reading my blog longer) may remember my dilemma a few years ago about being certified as a teacher's assistant and whether I should take a job with the school district or stay at my current job where the flexibility was key. Thursday one of the department heads from high school called me and offered me a job. He knows my brother really well. Anyway, I accepted. The only thing that caught me completely off guard was when he said he needs me so badly, he will get me started on Monday. I was practically speechless! When I hung up the phone, that's all I could say was, Oh shit! How am I going to go into work tomorrow and tell them this is my last day?

Well, I survived my last day at work on Friday. I gotta tell ya, it wasn't easy. I had to tell the story to my coworkers with tears in their eyes. I could hardly look at them because I was fighting back tears of my own. I guess it's kinda hard when you work with a small group where everyone gets along. They are like a little family, a second family, that I am leaving behind. My boss was very gracious I have to say. He told me if I didn't like it at the school, I was always welcome to come back. Gotta love that safety net.

So Monday, I am off to the high school (a "tough" high school) to be a teacher's assistant to special education students. I am happy, excited, worried, name it! I don't know what I'm in for, I've never done anything like this before! I haven't completely stressed out yet(which is my usual nature). I'm figuring the unbearable panic will set in sometime Sunday evening!

Maybe I'll go over & join the girls at the shack for some scrapping time. It'll help me relax, gotta keep that panic at bay! lol

Welcome! I'm Gina. Like the header says, this blog is all about home, food and life..


  1. girl - my thoughts are with you. i am an auntie to a special needs kid in high school - and le tme tell you - i KNOW they push their limits! a person like you is called to do that work... you will be fine.

    chin up sister! we need to get together and scrap it up!

  2. Hope all went well for you. I'll be thinking about you this week!

  3. Wow girl! So amazing how life can take a turn left! I'm sure the hardest was telling your current coworkers, and leaving. But this is a new adventure for you. You CAN do this! You are an amazing person, and you have so much to give. I think that your new job will fit you fine. You most certainly have the heart and soul for it.
    Nevertheless, you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Don't stress, enjoy the rest of the week, even if you have to take it hour by hour (Lord knows that's what I have to do some days).

  4. Wow! So this is your new job. Very cool! Congrats!


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