Instantly Awesome

Six months I had only a limited understanding of how awesome Instagram was. In July, one of my friends pushed me into getting an Instagram, and I have totally fallen in love with it.

I love photos, and Instagram fills the time waiting in line, for people to arrive, the few minutes before staff meetings, basically anytime. I love that people have their own unique style in how they style their photos, from the framing to the filter. Recently I’ve been pushing myself to take more photographs, and having a place to post them in addition to my blog has been a lot of fun. I also really enjoy looking at other peoples photos. Its kinda an addition

Here is how my last week end from my Instagram account, which you should totally follow: Foreverclassyandfabulous

You might notice a continuing theme of yummy treats, sweets, the pups, and shopping.

Creme Brulee- from dinner with Dad

Creme Brulee- from dinner with Dad

How I ended my Sunday evening-with macaroons

How I ended my Sunday evening-with macaroons

How I started my sunday-with a pumpkin latte, pumpkin muffins and a cinnamon roll

How I started my sunday-with a pumpkin latte, pumpkin muffins and a cinnamon roll

At the Los Altos Holiday stroll there were horse-drawn carriages

At the Los Altos Holiday stroll there were horse-drawn carriages

How I started my three day weekend-with Tory Birch and macaroons

How I started my three day weekend-with Tory Birch and macaroons

Nala begging me not to go to work on Friday

Nala begging me not to go to work on Friday

My extreme love of anything peppermint-including popcorn.

My extreme love of anything peppermint-including popcorn.

Anthro dress I'm drooling over. Want.

Anthro dress I’m drooling over. Want.

Sunday with the parents=hedgehogs and chocolate.

Sunday with the parents=hedgehogs and chocolate.

Nala's bored with my #ootd  photo shots.

Nala’s bored with my #ootd photo shots.

Artwork at Raft.

Artwork at Raft from two weeks ago.

How was your last few days? Do you like to view life in photos?

Love,

-S

Work, Testing and Becoming a Yearbook Teacher,

Work has been busy, and it occurs to me that I haven’t really talked about what the Roomie and I do during the day.

The Roomie and I work together at a small charter high school in san Jose. I teach two periods of intro to art, and then work as the site testing coordinator for the rest of the afternoon. I tackle a combination of paperwork from MAPS (Measure of Academic Progress), CELDT (California English Language Development) CAHSEE ( California High School Exit Exam) and most recently added PSAT and SAT Testing for our school. I organise, assist proctor, proctor the tests, and then collect and ship all the documents back.

In one aspect, it is nice that I teach for a bit, and then get to format the rest of the day any way I choose. But, it is also a lot of paperwork to read through (Dull stuff too), and mind-numbing test proctoring. I have been playing a lot of catch-up in both sections in addition to starting my BITSA training.

Also, I am the yearbook coordinator for our school. Getting that program ( a club at lunch really) up and running has been a lot of fumbling in the dark since there aren’t many notes left from my predecessor. He has been helpful, but I am making a lot of decisions that I hope will pan out well!! We shall wait and see.

The Roomie is also working hard, and teaches the girls soccer team after-school. We get home most days around 6, and dive into dinner and cuddle time with the pups. They sorely miss us, so we try to give them lots of love when we are home. Our days are long but the weeks tend to fly by. We have been very busy with the quarter ending this past Monday, so writing posts has somewhat fallen to the wayside. Now that I have had a few weeks of work under my belt, I am hoping to build gym time and blogging time back into my daily life. I also just got a Canon Rebel Xti from work to play around with for yearbook, so expect more photo saturated posts coming soon!

Today and tomorrow Roomie and I are at a professional development session at our sister school in Hayward. Tomorrow my group (the art teachers), are hitting up museums in San Fran, so expect a photo filled entry tomorrow!

Happy almost Friday! (it feels like one to me since we don’t have students for two days!)

Ps. What should I be for Halloween? I have no clue! 

Love,

-S