Sunday, May 4, 2008

Testing, testing, 1 . . . 2 . . .3

Testing. This post is about the testing I have been having lately. First and foremost are the tests I took a week ago to prove that I have all the book-learnin' I need to be an art teacher. Some of the massive amounts of information I tried to re-learn was what I needed and other parts were not. I hope I had enough of the right things in my brain to get a high enough score. Time will tell. I felt fairly positive about them right afterwards, but time makes my assuredness wane. I should know in about 3 weeks.

Other testing in my life would involve crashed computers, mouthy teenagers, and dramatic 8 year olds. Oh, and sometimes other family members of the adult variety too. The computer has been crashed for 3 weeks exactly. I woke up 3 weeks ago to a blue screen. It told me to restart in safe mode and it wouldn't even do that. The good news is two-fold. First, the computer folks want to barter computer work for bicycle work (hubby) so that is very good. Second, the computer guru is saving all my files (doc/pub/jpeg) and I have vowed that I will now backup my files weekly. The only rub is that they will now have numeric names and I'll have to go through them all to rename them. At least I have them so I'm looking on the sunny side. I'm hoping to have my own computer back this week. We are also lucky that the kids didn't lose any due schoolwork and that my mom has a computer we can use.

I'm counting down the days til school is out -- 14 school days!!! I really like my work but I also really like having time off in the summer! Having only experienced it for 1 summer so far I am really looking forward to it again! Since I'm a secretary this year I do have to work 2-3 weeks into the summer and start back 2-3 weeks before school starts but it's still a nice break. Nice to have SOME income for part of the summer too. This is, of course, if no art job appears. I'd really like to stay at the school I'm at now (since it's across the street -- can't beat the commute!) so I probably won't actively look for a job unless one opens up there. And I don't think it will, and I'm ok with that for now. The additional money would be nice but I really like what I'm doing right now and wouldn't mind doing it another year or two.

I'm outta here!