How is it already February? What even happened in the past month?!
If we were having tea, I’d ask you how your January was. Did you reach your goals? I’m not entirely happy with my month, but lots happened. I successfully managed to stay about a week ahead on my blog (though now I’m not anymore… whoops) and I finally spent some good time with G. I worked a bunch of days at the same schools, so I made a bit more moolah (yay!) and I am back on my feet financially. (I know, I know, how many times have I said that in the past couple months?! But this time I actually am, for serious!) It’s nice to have a decent amount in my savings. I’m still living frugally, because I have ambitious saving goals, but I mean, what a difference it makes to not be broke!
If we were having tea, I’d tell you that this past weekend was such a nice break. Last week I said I needed some me time, and man, I sure did. I feel so much better! Plus, I went to yoga yesterday with G and I was properly able to get in the zone and really truly clear my mind. I’d been struggling a bit all week with that, so that was really nice. I think I just needed this time to kind of reset and destress.
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If we were having tea, I’d tell you that G and I did a massive clean of the house yesterday. Dusted EVERYTHING, wiped EVERYTHING, and vacuumed… EVERYTHING. It was actually a bit disturbing how dirty the floors were after only about a week and a half. We got a bit lazy over the past while, let the dishes pile up, stopped sweeping and dusting every few days and it just got bad. We found a toy Matrix had somehow lost under one of our end tables in the past few weeks, and I tell you, I have never seen him love a toy so much! We got for a buck at Superstore when they had stuff on sale. It doesn’t appear to be much, but he sure loves it! So much that he keeps losing it under the bathroom door from chasing it down.
Also, guess what? Matrix is 8 months tomorrow — and that means we’ll be switching to grown-up cat food as soon as we’re out of the kitten food! #mybabyisgrowingup
If we were having tea, I’d tell you that G and I got coupons to see movies for $1.50 so we saw two movies last week! They expired yesterday, so it had to happen. We saw Point Break (which was kinda meh) and Bridge of Spies which was actually really good! It’s about an insurance lawyer that represented the US during the Cold War when trying to retrieve one of their spies as well as an innocent American student from the Soviets. Tom Hanks is great in it! I’m surprised it didn’t get more attention. Have you seen any movies lately? We saw The Revenant a little while ago and I was BLOWN AWAY by it, and I cannot wait for Deadpool. That’s been planned as our Valentine’s Day date since we learned it’s coming out just a couple days before!
If we were having tea, I’d tell you that this week the only jobs I have are at that challenging elementary school, but I’m not feeling too down about it. Last week I spent two days at the junior high I taught at for my practicum, and I think it was the refresher I needed. I know a lot of the kids there pretty well since I was there last year, and it helped me so much to hear them tell me they missed me and to see them get excited when they saw me as they walked into class. I’ve been feeling so much like a failure as a teacher, and at the end of my stretch there last week, I had a student ask me if I was staying there. When I told him I wasn’t, he told me I should try to get a job there so I could stay. It made me so happy to know that I’d influenced him so much that he wanted me to teach him for another year! It just made me feel like maybe I’m not so bad. I’ve had some pretty bad days at some pretty challenging schools, and I’ve learned a lot. I’m still not sure that I want to teach full-time quite yet… but maybe, possibly, I didn’t choose the wrong profession. (Don’t worry though. I’m sure by the end of this week I’ll be unsure again!)
If we were having tea, I’d tell you that I am so ready for February. Come at me, bro! I’m financially stable, taking care of myself, and not completely disturbed by the idea of spending time with other people. I ain’t going down again!
Was your weekend full of you time? (Did you spend it cleaning like I did?) Are you ready for February?