This past fall - after Maggie was off all of her meds and it seemed like things could be "normal", I started asking to teach again. When she was diagnosed, I was scheduled to teach and had to get out of it. I have (overall) really enjoyed teaching at the college level. Sometimes they can drive me crazy but overall I have had some really great students.
Anyway, back to the fall. I started emailing the University I teach for to see if there were any classes in my area that I could teach. There was nothing. Then back in November (I think it was) I was asked to teach a class that would start in January and go 5 weeks. Great. Sign me up. Then a couple weeks after that I got an email asking if I would teach a class that starts the last week of the first class and is on Wed nights. (Wednesdays are a tough day in this house as Rod works Wed nights at church) We talked it over and worked it out with the grandparents and I accepted. THEN I was asked to teach a class that is in a city that is a little over an hour away that started the week after the second class ended. Rod and I talked it over and I agreed to teach it.
With the roof, windows and siding that we had to do, I knew I wanted to help with replenishing our savings account. So I ended up teaching for 15 weeks - longer than a full semester. Three different classes and classes are designed to go from 6-10pm one night a week. Some students were "needier" than others - others were a joy to work with. I had some interesting situations that happened within the class.
So after 15 weeks....I am finally done! I just turned in grades for my final class! YAY! I can breathe again and no more super late nights driving home! Woohoo! :)
Well, now all of a sudden it has hit me. J's birthday is this weekend. We will be doing a couple of parties for him (family and friends). But next week (Mother's Day weekend) is the garage sale for our subdivision! I have no idea why they chose Mother's day weekend, but it is. I get so exhausted doing the garage sale on that particular weekend.
I wasn't sure if I would do a garage sale. But Rod and I finally decided that we would. Oh, I mean I would.
Yes. So much fun! So in the next 10 days I get to plan a "knight" party for some boys, make a bunch of goodies for school parties and all the other parties AND put together my garage sale.
Yet here I sit.
Here is a tiny little project the kids and I did at the end of Spring Break a couple of weeks ago.
I am thinking about putting them into these: