So, about 2 weeks ago, I got a phone call from my teammate Kara saying that she had gotten a new speech job at another school, so she wouldn't be teaching with me anymore. I'll admit, I was pretty bummed that she was leaving. I'm going to miss her like crazy, but I'm happy that she's going to be getting to do something she really loves! I know God will bring the perfect person for me, just like He brought me Kara!
With Kara leaving, that meant that if I wanted to, I could move into her classroom. Her MUCH bigger, and spacious classroom! Even though we all know I hate moving rooms with a passion, I just couldn't pass up all of that space. The decision was made. I was moving rooms.
If you're an elementary teacher, you know exactly what I'm talking about, and why this task is SO extremely daunting. Elementary teachers are...shall I say, prepared...for a tsunami, flood, hurricane, tornado and anything else you can think of (as my husband put it). While we were moving things, he kept complaining that I had so much crap (which is true). However, I told him, I just chose to think of it as being prepared for anything! :)
Anyways, I began moving rooms before we left for Vegas and then picked it up when we got back. I have pretty much been up there nonstop, every day, working. By this past Saturday, I'd probably put in about 20 hrs working on my room. To say that I was exhausted is an understatement. Sunday afternoon, I went up there and worked for a couple of hours and then my friend Amanda said that she would come up and help me with my room, so of course I took her up on it!
I kid you not people, we worked from 7:00-12 Sunday night, only stopped for about 30 min. when our husband's brought us dinner, and we basically finished my entire room! I know, I'm still in shock. I know that if I was working alone, that would have probably taken me the whole rest of this week to finish. However, in one short evening with Amanda, it was all done! You have no idea how relieved I am! People, I'm actually ahead of the game instead of behind, like I thought I was! Whoo hoo!
I titled this post thankful, because I am. I am so thankful for Kara's friendship over the last few years, and having the chance to teach with her. I am sad to see her leave, but know our friendship will remain. I am SO thankful that I have a friend like Amanda who came up and helped me work in my room until midnight and helped me when I really needed it. She just wouldn't give up until it was finished! Thank you God for giving me the people that I need, in your perfect timing!