The First Day--ALL over again!

Well I just got the official word and tomorrow will be my first day back with my 2nd grade kiddos.  The teacher I will be filling in for is currently in the hospital awaiting the arrival of her first baby!  So that means it's time for me to get back into action and start working everyday {for the first time in over 3 months!!!} AHH!

This whole situation is kind of strange because I already met and spent 2 days with the kids.  But now I am on my own.  Will they try to test me? Push their boundaries? OF COURSE, they are 7 and 8 years old.  I need to get mentally ready.

Already this week has been very emotionally draining.  I found out on Sunday that a former student of mine passed away Saturday from injuries of a car accident Friday night.  Worst news ever.  It is heartbreaking.  And Tuesday I was subbing at that same school, so I had to break the news to a class of students I barely knew.  It is seriously the most heartbreaking thing and I never expected to be faced with such a tragedy this young in my teaching career.  The student was a very sweet, kind and sensitive little girl.  I am thankful for the time I was her teacher.  I know she is looking down from Heaven as a sweet angel.  The whole community is thinking and praying for her family.

Later that day, I received some more upsetting news.  However, I cannot share.

But THEN even later on, I got some really great, wonderful, fantastic news about my best friend--of which I also should not share--yet.

Ups and Downs and Ups and Downs.  I feel like the stress of it all is making me physically ill.

Still haven't moved into the house--the lenders just keep asking for more and more and more and more things.  It's all one big headache.

Then there's the wedding...the biggest day of our life seems to be overshadowed by a million other things right now.  Luckily, today I had off and spent my last day of freedom crossing some more to-dos off of the never ending checklist. 

So back to school tomorrow--hopefully it gives my brain a break from thinking about everything else in life and I can focus on one of my passions--teaching!!  I am very excited to jump in and take over! I didn't have a say in this week's lessons but you BEST believe I will be filling next week up with amazingness.

Molly {Soon-to-be Mrs. Stahl}

Sitting, Waiting, Wishing

The past week I have been waiting for my new long term assignment to start.  The teacher will be on maternity leave but she hasn't had the baby yet!  I feel like I have been "on call".  She is due on Thursday and although I want to start working and I know she is ready, I can't help but hope she holds off for one more day!  Why? Because I have a 1/2 day assignment at my most favorite school.  I love it so much there, I volunteered Friday to help out since I didn't have much else to do.

Things with the house are at what feels like a stand still.  The wedding is in less than 3 weeks and there isn't much more to do for it and work hasn't started yet.

So in the meantime, I have found the motivation I was very much lacking all summer.  I completed my 2nd TPT product.  It is all about Singular and Plural nouns.  I have been trying to prepare in advance for the next few weeks because of the upcoming nuptials.

You can find it in my TPT store.  I cannot wait to use it in the next few weeks! I can't even imagine how rewarding using MY OWN creations will be.  I am also very excited to share with my fellow 2nd grade teammates.

This weekend J and I spent a lot of time together, with friends and with my parents.  I can never get enough of hanging out with him--which is why I am marrying him!!  We got our marriage license last week.  Part of us is very excited and part of us is kind of excited for "the big day" to not be the focus in our lives.  I hate to sound like I am complaining but it has just felt like a very LONG time waiting for this one momentous moment and now we are ready for what life holds after it!

Molly {soon-to-be Mrs. Stahl}