In the last year, plastic bags were banned from grocery stores and shopping malls in San Jose. A measure started a few year back has slowly been implemented in the surrounding areas, including San Jose, Sunnyvale (where Roomie and I live) and Los Altos (where the parents live).
So, I now need totes to carry everything. From groceries, shopping, errands, to bringing things to school and cute totes have become a real thing.
These are the ones that have recently popped up on my want list.
Which ones do you like? What do you use currently instead of plastic bags?
The last few days have been crazy busy, so thus the radio silence.
It all started Monday with a job interview. The interview went well, and Tuesday night they offered me a teaching contract. They had a vacancy and I had to jump to get everything settled. I had already agreed to sub for Los Gatos for a few days, so I had to sub and then run around after a full day of school trying to get all the details worked out. I took a TB test, fingerprinted, printed and signed my contract (it was like 30 pages!) and scouted out things at the school.
Last night the family, Roomie and I went over to Singlebarrell, this epic Prohibition era style bar in San Jose. We got there early and enjoyed a nice cocktail (or two!) before grabbing Thai food for dinner. We saw this yarnbombed tree, and it made me laugh.
A yarnbombed tree in San Jose.
I got my keys to my classroom today! I start Monday. I will teach intro to art for two periods and then I am the Site Testing Coordinator for the rest of the day. I will be giving tests like MAPS, CAHSEE and CELDT. Sounds like fun eh? But the best part is that it’s at Roomie’s school so we can hang out together at work, just like last year!
Now I am off to my mother’s birthday dinner. Tomorrow, my best friend Robert will pick up his swanky new car.
Do you have any weekend plans? Was your week exhausting like mine was?