Saturday, May 9, 2009

SOOOO Ready for Summer!!

It's been a really busy first year at my new job, and now that it's almost over, I can't wait to just take a deep breath & just relax! I'm currently in the middle of one of the craziest scheduled weeks ever... Here it is:

On Friday, we took the top band to the Meyerson, and today we took our beginners to their very first Solo & Ensemble contest (SOOO cute... they did GREAT!) We'll take the top band to another contest on Monday at the Eisemann center, then bowling, on Tuesday, we have after-school beginning band rehearsal, then Wednesday we have a marathon!! We'll take our beginners & second band to a contest in Canton, then take them bowling ALL before school is over. Then we'll come back and have a two-hour instrument drive. Needless to say, I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THURSDAY!!

We've got auditions coming up, as well as several school trips/assemblies & our final spring concert. Then, I have to somehow find all the instruments I couldn't find at the start of the year & turn in our wonderfully unorganized inventory (don't worry... it'll be organized after I get finished with it).

No, I don't hate my job... in fact, I LOVE my job. It's really easy to see how much I'm appreciated, which doesn't always happen in my profession.

Here's one more reason I can't wait until summer... Chris & I have decided to start "trying" for a baby this summer. Not sure of all the details, and how our "plannned pregnancy" will go. Christina has really taught me to not plan for such a miracle, but I'll go ahead and give it a shot anyway!! :)

I'm really excited, and I just can't wait for the day that we'll get to tell the future grandparents that they will be having their first ever grandchild (among the other joys of having a baby, of course)! DEFINITELY more to come on that note...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

First Instrument Drive was a SUCCESS!!

YAY! We had such a great night tonight with all our incoming beginning band kids. We had 40 kids try out & choose instruments, and it was so great to see all their bright little smiles. It's so nice to be reminded of how music can change an "ordinary" kid to someone so extraordinary! We had several of them choose what I call "God's Instrument" (see below).

I also got a sweet little teacher appreciation present from a band parent today. I know we always complain about the parents who don't call enough, then we complain about the ones who won't stop calling... but it's just so nice to be appreciated for what I do everyday. Whoever said teachers aren't appreciated didn't work at MY school!! :)
We'll see how the rest of the week goes. More to come...

Monday, May 4, 2009

Christina is officially a better blogger than ME!

Thanks to Christina's fancy little blog, I've been able to figure out a little more on how to make my page cute. I've also been given a little motivation to update my blog more often!

I am now a proud owner of my first laptop... not so sure if I will EVER get used to this attached mouse idea, but I'll learn to love it (and learn to get my HANDS out of it's way of those little short-cuts I don't know how to use!) Chris says I'm on my computer WAYYY too much, so I've got to be better about managing my computer & hubby time.

That's all for now (mostly because it's taken me TWICE the time to do this blog post b/c my hand CONTINUES to get in the way!!! ahhh!!) More to come (this week, if I'm lucky)...