So since I haven’t blogged since, what, 2014? I decided it was high time for me to get back to it. I don’t know what all I have to say, but I’m sure once I get started I’ll have plenty. Goodness knows I have no lack of soapboxes, anyway.
Topics I think I’ll be talking about this month:
- Women’s ordination — it’s become a HUGE issue in my church
- Diet/exercise — I’m trying to lose the ## I gained last year from stress eating and not exercising in my new job
- Vacation pics, etc. with friends — we’ve got friends from MN coming to visit in a week.
- Cooking and/or baking — my usual!
- Updates on life in general
- Poetry, maybe
- Pictures of our new house
Yes, that’s the first update! My last post, in May 2014, pretty much leaves out the whole year teaching 4th grade at the Catholic school in north Minneapolis (in defense, I WAS pretty much socked into the classroom!), and….drumroll…our move last year to Tucson, Arizona! Ok, you can pick your jaws up off the floor (those of you who didn’t know we moved, that is). Yes, the Maine girl moved to the desert. Yes, I’m ok. Yes, there ARE trees here, just short ones. And did I mention the MOUNTAINS!!??!!
Last July I accepted a job, very last-minute, as a 3/4 ESL (ELD) teacher at an arts magnet school in Tucson. A year later, we’ve sold our MN house (just yesterday), Kent is working on AZ licensure to teach here, and I’m two months into my second school year at the same school, teaching (gasp) the same subjects! We have a house we like (and more every day as Kent is fixing it up), a church we like, and are getting to know people in the area we like too. We’ve had lots of visitors, all wanting to experience AZ, and things are looking up, finally.
So that’s the last couple years in a nutshell. We’ll talk more later.