I have not intentionally spread out my birthday celebration over several days. Tuesday, my actual birthday we didn't really do anything. Wednesday we went out to dinner for my birthday, but I didn't feel very good afterwards so we didn't have cake, but I did open presents. I got a new ipod to replace the one that was stolen in April, itunes gifts cards, new skillets, and a new recipe book. Yesterday we finally ate the cake which was very good and I am not much of a cake person.
Today is so hot outside and I am not motivated to do much of anything. I did get our bedroom picked up this morning, but I really need to work on cleaning up the living room, dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning my bathroom. I have learned that if I don't go anywhere in the morning I am much more motivated to work in the afternoon. This morning, I went over to school and helped my mom put up wall decorations so her library would look bright and colorful.
Yesterday Lance and I went over to my old school and see the new classrooms that have been built. They were beautiful, spacious, had plasma HD TVs, computers for students, LCD projectors mounted in the ceiling, separate lab stations for students, it made me want to go back to teaching, but then I thought about the actual kids, their parents, the work, and I got over it real fast. Even now thinking about those beautiful classrooms makes me consider wanting to teach again, but it took so much time, I never did anything but schoolwork and it was so stressful. I do miss getting my room ready and organizing papers for the students on the first day back. Now that I think about it, I enjoy planning and organizing, just now actually teaching, saying the same thing over and over again and answering the same questions over and over again gets old pretty fast. Besides most of my good friends aren't teaching anymore and it wouldn't be the same without them.
One thing I do really miss about teaching is the steady income since now we are struggling, but maybe one day we won't be.