Wednesday, October 31, 2012

FNSI, Very Late, and Lots of Other Things


What happened with FNSI is that I did not even get an adequate amount of fabric cut to take a photo!
Aside from that, a lot has been happening.
Two weeks ago I had a job interview.  One week ago I accepted the job (actually about 5 days).  Yesterday I resigned from my teaching position and asked to be released from the 30 days' notice.
Last night the personnel director reported that the superintendent agreed.
Today I went to work and was told to gather my things and leave.  I had to negotiate being able to tell my students and say goodbye to them.  Interesting, since the district's excuse for so many things is that we have to put the students first.  I did say a very brief goodbye, and my heart aches for the kids who cried.  I wasn't even allowed time to write a note to send home with them.
Tomorrow I will report to my new job--much smaller school [a state chartered school in ABQ].

Because of being sent home early I was able to troubleshoot some computer problems with Wi-Power.  The router was bad, but under warranty, so I'll have a new one in a few days.  In the meantime my computer is tethered by a blue cord (remember those), so the placement is pretty inconvenient and I'll be spending more time doing something else--catching up on some reading, perhaps?

New job means two hours more choices every day since I won't be spending those two hours commuting.  I'll be able to go to bed later and get up a little later (and have more time to see my Sweet Teen), so I hope to have an extra hour for reading, etc., and an extra hour for quiltmaking.
Autumn is here.  Freezing temps every morning.  Mums are barely surviving, but pansies and dianthus have not yet given up their little ghosts. It will be interesting to see how many ghosts and goblins we have this year.  We've had none some years--and one year we had six!


I hope all my readers have a sweet old-fashioned and delightful Halloween!
Happy quiltmaking......

11 comments:

Angie said...

Best of luck with the new job - sounds like a good situation all around!

Rosemary said...

Sounds like your new job will be better in many ways. So sad you couldn't even say good bye to your students. Have a Happy Halloween!

O'Quilts said...

wonderful wonderful wonderful!!!! Thinking of you. Happy Halloween

Christine Carey said...

Congrats on your new job! It's too bad your old boss was such a jerk about it.

Pokey said...

May God be with you, we have been praying for this, right? I am so sorry about your release treatment, though. Tell me there was nothing personal...!
:-}pokey

Auntie Em said...

Good luck with your new job. Sorry the transition from the old one was so difficult. Those additional hours in your week will be so worth it.

bethstrand said...

Dora, so sorry about the school's unkind handling of things but I'm happy you're getting those precious hours back in your life! I'm sure this new position will bless you in many ways! (And I'm looking forward to seeing what you do in the extra sewing time!)

Lynn said...

Silly of them to be so petty, doesn't make them look better to anyone! So glad for the better job and less commute, I drive but would hate to commute! Loved the fabrics you sent!! Don't know if I'd said that or not!

Shannon said...

Congrats on the new job! I'm so excited for you not to have a dreadful commute!

Josephine said...

Dora, I love all your quilting! I'm still trying to get your snowball feather to look right. I'll keep practicing. That is very sad that your school district acted so unprofessionally. Congratulations on your new job, and may you be very happy there. Jo Ann, Alabama

Kathryn D. Duke said...

Dora, teaching is just so hard and the average person just thinks about we get the summers off!!!
My first teaching job, after 11 years of child protective social work(another stressful one),was at a small rural school with mature children who were around appropriate adults(for the most part).I really enjoyed "teaching" them Home Economics...very little discipline problems.
The next and last 13 years were at an inner city style school where the students had been around very few appropriate adults and had not the greatest experiences in their short lives. Now this wore me out...trying to teach and dealing with the discipline and so many modern day inappropriate behaviors!!!
I am not complaining but just stating how difficult teaching can be and how I understand change is good. I hope your new job is just that...a good change!!

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