Friday, September 5, 2008

A long time...

So I just realized it has been quite a while since the last time I posted anything, almost two months, so last night I told myself I had to write at least something on here and give a little update.
I finished out my summer semester of college with fairly good grades, better than usual for me, so I was happy. I really enjoyed my classes and I'm hoping that my classes this semester get better and that I end up liking them too. As of right now however they are just torture. I have a feeling it may have to do with the fact that I am working from 9am-3pm and then I go to school typically from 4pm-9:20pm. Well, it's a bit more complicated than that. Wednesdays I start school at 2 which means I have to leave work early. Tuesdays and Thursdays I don't have class until 5:30 so I have a small break, though it's not really long enough to justify going home and then back to school since my job is kind of the half way point between home and school. Then again Thursdays I only have one class from 5:30-7:20 so that's always nice. But the nicest comes on Friday when I don't have any classes and at work the last three hours are planning.
I work for Granite School District as a teachers assistant. I'm in a classroom at a county facility and we have kids anywhere from 7th to 12th grade at one time. It's a pretty awesome job, though it can be rough at times. The kids all come from tough backgrounds, usually full of abuse, drugs and/or alcohol and are now in the state's custody. The kids are always changing, ususally only there for a few days but sometimes a few weeks at a time. I work with a wonderful teacher who does awesome things with these kids. It's made me realize how blessed I have been in my life to have the family and upbringing that I do.
Between work and school I don't have time for much else. I haven't pulled out my camera for a few weeks but I really need to do that. And I know, I still need to post pictures up here from my trip to Yellowstone back in July. It was a way fun trip but I have been so busy since then I haven't had time for much. They will get on here eventually though, don't worry.
One last thing before I finish, I love technology! I'm sitting in a parking lot selling produce (usually I do this on Saturdays but this Friday was special) and I'm posting all this on my cell phone. I don't have much time to just sit down at a computer any more so this phone keeps me in contact with everyone, keeps me organized and I just love it. I'm probably a little too dependent on it, but I don't know what I would do without it. Thank you BlackBerry for inventing such a cool phone (the Curve, not the Pearl).