Tuesday, May 21, 2013

So long, farewell...

My dear friend Jessi is leaving Pittsburgh tomorrow. Yes, she's leaving tomorrow and yes, I'm still in denial about it. I was just at their house last night and it still didn't seem real, even though EVERYTHING in their house is gone/packed. I think in about four weeks when my life settles back down (it's seriously crazy busy right now) I'll be super duper sad and lonely.

Jessi is wonderful and has been my saving grace living here in Pittsburgh. I wouldn't have survived my first year here very well without her. She's sweet and selfless and generous; everything you want in a best friend.

So Jessi, I won't get super sappy on the blog because you know how I feel and how much your friendship means to me! Have fun on your crazy cross-country adventure!!


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Chuggin' along

Work's going well. We're flying through The Hunger Games and I really hope that the kids are getting something extra out of if. Regardless, they're reading and are completing their work so my job is half-done.

Summer camp is coming up quuuuick. June 10 is about a month away (eeek)! I think this summer will be excellent. I'm training my replacement, have good/strong returning staff members and some new staff that are shaping up to be excellent! My supervisor is keeping me in the loop, which is really nice and I think we've got some cool new stuff for the kiddos this year!

I'm excited to start my class in June! It's going to be nice to be the student instead of the teacher. I can't believe I'm admitting this, but I'm excited about having homework, doing discussion groups and writing papers. Hopefully my experience at school will come into play and I can apply my knowledge to my class.

We're heading to NC for Memorial Day weekend for a friend's wedding which should be a blast! I can't wait to celebrate Andrew and Stacey with a TON of our CMU friends:) Not to mention, going to a new city and spending some time exploring!

Clarissa is coming to visit May 17 and I can NOT wait! The next two weeks had better FLY!

So thankful to be living in Pittsburgh where there is no snow:)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

New Shoes

Today Matthew and I went to REI to look at running shoes for him (he's a member and had a coupon) and I ended up finding some shoes for me! They're super comfortable, dressy enough for work and casual enough for jeans. I've been wearing them all day and they do NOT hurt my feet! I also went online and ordered them in black:)

Check them out!

Thursday, April 11, 2013


So after complaining about the weather not getting warmer, spring has blossomed! So happy that it's finally warm outside! The students are super squirrelly, especially since we're doing standardized testing. I have also realized that I don't have enough summer/spring work clothes. Guess I have to go shopping this weekend! What a bummer:)

School is going well. We are starting The Hunger Games on Monday. I hope the kids really like it:) I'm excited about teaching it!

I registered for a class this summer and a class this fall. Then I'll have my Masters of Education! Yay!

Monday, April 8, 2013


So Matthew made these tonight for dinner! Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Slaw and Spicy Mayo. YUMMMMMMMM!!

They turned out great! Restaurant style quality:)