It feels like ages ago I was busy doing my student teaching and finishing up my master's degree. It still seems strange to say "I'm finished." My diploma is waiting for me to pick it up. My certification will be official tomorrow. I'm done. I'm done and I do not have a job. In one week (yes, I'm counting the days), my stay-at-home-mom, SAHM, status is being reinstated and I cannot wait!
I was a SAHM from the time Bugs was born until doing my student teaching this fall. It is not a stretch for me to be home with my kids because I absolutely love it! This year is different than most because Bugs is in first grade so he is no longer here during the majority of the day. Punky, being in kindergarten, will be with me all morning and we have big plans!
This change of schedule means I no longer need to get up at 4:30 to get my runs in before getting ready for the day. I will have three hours every single weekday when my kids are at school to do my errands and run. Let me tell you, I plan on running and running. I used to feel rushed to get my run done (I gave myself 42 mins on the treadmill), stretch, and ready before the kids woke up. I tried out my new schedule last week on two occasions and both times I had to remind myself after an hour that I should probably stop running and do something else. I have a feeling the miles are going to fly by until it is gardening season when I plan on spending quality time getting dirty moving plants and possibly putting in a new garden.
One more little thing: I am still looking for a job, so this schedule may not last. So, if you happen to know of a school that is hiring a high school chemistry teacher within about 45 minutes of my house please let me know.