Yesterday was definitely the roughest day I have had since I started the credential program. I NEED this weekend to be restful and relaxing and I'm not sure how that is going to happen since I have three assignments due (two on Sunday and one on Monday) as well as planning for my student teaching.
The countdown to 28 has begun. Actually, the whole thing is a little counter-intuitive because I'm counting down the days while counting up my age. So, the countdown is also technically a count-up. But I digress. I have 6 days left before my birthday. That means I have 5 days to complete as many items as I can on my 28 before 28 list. Clearly I will not be crossing all of the items off this year. With the expensive tuition payments, I was not able to take any of the trips that I had wanted to. [#14, 26,27]
M and I will probably not have a date picked out for our wedding, but we did pick a deadline for it: summer 2012. I think that's just as good, so I'm willing to cross #21 off.
I don't know what to do about #7. Clearly it's not budging. I wish I could say that I'm fine with it, but I'm not. I don't want it to take up a spot on next years list, but it is something that I think is important. I'm not sure whether I will put it on again, or leave it off entirely.
I tried my best, but I have not been able to get in contact with Elizabeth Garrett. [#10] I scanned facebook and did many google searches, but to no avail. The problem is that I don't know where she lives or what she does. I hope that good karma finds it her way.
I'm hoping to make plans to ride the ferris wheel at the Spectrum sometime this week. [#1] If I can find more time, I will see whether I complete and cross-off a couple more items on the list as well.
We've had such gorgeous weather lately. I hope it's here to stay this time! I'm feeling rested and ready to tackle week 6. I am hoping to squeeze in even more tutoring hours this week because, as things stand, I can't afford my credit card payment this month.
On my to-do list this week:
Go running at least twice before Friday. (Tonight's soccer game doesn't count.)
Sadly, my art class has come to end. The new class that starts next week (for the last 5 weeks of the quarter) is on "special populations". How to teach and challenge all students from G.A.T.E to special education. Definitely not as fun as elementary art. The above drawing was done in less than 30 seconds. It's of the guy that was sitting across from me. The challenge given to us was to use one continuous line with quick motions to sketch to outline the figure adding only minor details. Not to bad for a 30 second drawing.
Hopefully this weekend I will be able to complete the 9 major papers/projects that I have left for the quarter. I would like to get them out of the way so that my weeks are less stressful. Here's to a productive yet restful weekend.
These sweet little baby birds were part of our engagement shoot. When you pull them apart they say "Mwah! I love you!" I gave the love birds to M a couple of years ago for Valentine's day. We keep them on the shelf, in front of a hand drawn photo of a San Francisco cable car. Every time I look at them, I can't help but smile and reminisce.
I have so much on my plate right now. With teaching, tutoring, classes and assignments, I feel like I'm being pulled in a million directions. I'm just hoping that I have the strength to make it through the next 6 weeks.
On my to-do list:
Finish and turn in paperwork for substitute teacher application
Start a food journal
Find a way to fit running back into my schedule
Finish up assignments that are due in the next week