Here are some photos of my new classroom:
There was a dead cockroach on the floor (I had forgotten how buggy Texas is!) the size of a quarter, so I thought I'd share it with you all:
I am VERY excited about the upcoming year. I have tons and tons of ideas and plans and hopes; we'll see how they pan out. In the meantime, here are some photos of the house we're (probably) going to rent for a while:
Not fancy, but decent, with enough room for the kids.
There is so much to remember and get done and keep organized... so far I'm managing, but being focused is not one of my strong points. Just have to keep it together and keep it all written down. I'm doing lots of scribbling in a calendar planner.
I met the pastor of the First Baptist Church in town and he seems to be a very nice fellow. They have established musicians, which means I don't have to walk into a permanent position and can just be a church member for a while... and I may be able to find a band to gig with or something fun like that -- something that PAYS, unlike church music. They're pretty traditional but large enough that they have activities for the kids -- that's pretty much my priority. I can live with whatever, personally, as long as my kids are okay.
I can't believe we're actually doing this. Total culture shock. Small town life is going to be a huge change for me and the kids; I hope we can handle it gracefully.