Monday, June 11, 2012


I feel bad that I haven't been posting much, but it is the end of the school year and it's just craziness!

I still have essays to finish because even though I know it's a bitch to grade them at the end of the year, I always feel like me students need just one more to really be prepared for the next year.  (They argue that they'd be just fine without it...).

Graduation is tomorrow, grades are due on Wednesday morning and I have to be out by Wednesday afternoon.

Every year teachers have to basically pack up their rooms - not completely, but everything must be put away and cleared from all surfaces for custodial work.  I've barely started this process.

And in the meantime I'm sleeping and/or making medical appointments!  I finally booked a regular OB appointment with Kaiser.  They were able to get me in tomorrow!  I'll be meeting with the nurse practitioner in high-risk pregnancy/perinatology.  I'm glad they set me up in this direction without me having to force it.

I have my final RE appointment on Thursday.  It's really weird to be leaving them!

It still sounds like I'm going to have to start with Kaiser, then go to another HMO, then back to Kaiser because of the school layoff situation.  The news is getting better, but nothing has been done yet.

And on top of that - I got a summer job!  I wasn't planning to work, but this job just kind of fell in my lap at the last second.  A friend referred me to an SAT test prep company (but a really cool one who doesn't just teach tricks - they teach actual skills) and I start next Monday.  It's just 3 hours a day, 4 days a week.  I'm a little sad to be working, but a little happy to keep up with teaching over the summer.  (And Mr. GG won't ask me what I've done each day in an accusing way.)

So that's the super quick update.  I'm sure I'll have more to say after the appt. tomorrow!


  1. Sounds like a great plan for the summer! Enough to maybe pay for the crappy summer insurance, but not enough to exhaust you any more than the babies are :) Let me know if you need help navigating Kaiser, that's who DH works for.

  2. Umm, baking triplets! (Is what I would tell Mr. GG). :) Just kidding, my husband works from home, so I grill him constantly about what he's up to, we're just jealous! :) Although, I'm sure all the extra money will be nice right now!

  3. You are one brave lady for working over the summer. It's all I can do just to get to the break! I can't imagine how I'd get over the term without taking the time off. Good luck tomorrow.

  4. Congrats on your summer gig and good luck. I think sometimes it's easy to forget all the things teachers have to get done in preparation for the term to end. Sounds like so much on your plate in a short time. Good luck with your next appt.

  5. That's awesome about the summer gig - yes, sucks to be working especially with the babies. I wish this process wasn't so damn expensive. :/

    But yay for summer and relaxed schedules!

  6. Wow, great news on the summer job! Just checking in on you :)
    - Mrslilybugg

  7. Congrats on the graduations (yours and the kids) and a summer job! 4 days a week, 3 hours a day sounds perfect.

    Good luck with your appointment! I'll look for your next update soon :)

  8. I feel like life got a shit-ton busier once I started making headway in my pregnancy...It's so all-consuming, that when you throw an already-hectic schedule in there with it, every day feels like an absolute whirlwind. I am so glad you're doing well:). I'm glad you found something that you're excited about for the summer! You are a better person than me- if I could have summer off and was offered a job if I wanted it instead, I know my exact words would be,"Hell to the No!" Good luck with your end of school year wrap-up this week!!