Monday, July 20, 2009

the day that man first walked on the moon.....


having a great summer day today. I slept in instead of my usual wake up at 7am and go swimming. walked around my flowerbeds outside then had a nice big breakfast while watching Regis and Kelly. doesn't get better than that. Next I sprayed myself down with Cutter and went back outside to paint the picket fence in the backyard. It's coming along nicely little by little. I got about ten more pickets done before coming back inside for lunch. now I"m picking up the house a bit, and next is the gym and then work at whitewater tonight. I'm planning to get the house as clean as possible this week before going on vacation to Texas and New Mexico all next week. I thought it'd be nice to come to clean instead of thrown apart. also hope to pack for the trip and maybe go shopping some tomorrow for a brown pair of dress shoes.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

hello, man I've fallen behind in posting this summer

that's because I'm working at whitewater, and then otherwise I'm at home looking at stuff I should be cleaning up and putting somewhere, or out in the yard looking at things growing and imagining what to grow where next. then there are stops at the gym, or citybites, or grocerystore. and that's my summer
so far so good.
I am still waiting on a phone call from either a junior college or the state department where I've applied for jobs. also waiting to see about the DODEA website and if my referrals will follow through and do my evaluation etc..
SO who knows what's ahead for me this fall...no idea at this point. THe water park job is good part time and pays the bills enough for now.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

simmer summer somber sober

well it's officially almost the middle of summer and I'm stil looking for work. I hadn't been looking too aggressively since I wasn't really sure what I even wanted to do with the rest of my life. I have imaginings of working as a landscaper or event planner in some other city but my degree is teaching therefore... to make that fit just right....
The difficult part is making good pay, albeit way overseas, for something I really enjoyed doing, which was teaching English to adults. It wasn't even work to me, it was like play to go to class and come up with ways of teaching those pilots English. Unfortunately, right here at home the same sort of job just ain't out there for the same pay. ahh welll...
I have applied at two junior colleges in the area for adjunct professor positions..so that is something, although you don't really make a living off of being an adjunct professor.
and I have pursued again teaching overseas at a DOD military school, although I'm having trouble getting my references to follow through with the online evaluation.
and then this week I think I"m applying at the state department for a Bilingual Education Coordinator II position, but mainly out of spite because the posting looks like they really just want a hispanic person on the job, but also because I want to know what the job is really like and if I could even fit or not.
I intend to start searching OKC schools for ESL teaching positions just in case nothing else pans out. at this rate I have to realize that a job is a job is a job, and really just getting back to work on the school calendar will be worth it no matter what school I may end up at.
I'm working at Whitewater Bay water park this summer and sort of missing the summers when I didn't have to work but just had my teacher paycheck rolling in..... sigh.
I'm going to try and make ti to ARkansas to visit soon. and also I have plans to go to Santa Fe New Mexico the last week of July.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

from last year on base

guess I got pretty bored, I found all these pics from a year ago while living on base, so I thought I'd try them in a little video. :)

Thursday, July 02, 2009