Meg's (Ad)Ventures

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

New Faces

One thing that I have found through the last few years is that teachers tend to be able to psychicly find one another. How this happens, I have no idea. In our few weeks here in Denver for instance, I have already met over 15 different teachers! There are two new faces in our neighborhood that are special though...

Just last week, Chris and I became friends with a great new couple from Ohio. Stacey is a high school Social Studies teacher and her husband Matt is an accountant. It has been great getting to know them, as they moved out here under very similar circumstances. What I truly appreciate is having someone to discuss "teacher stuff" with! Extremely passionate teachers are rare. When we find one another, we stick to each other like glue! Upon getting to know Stacey, we have had several amazing discussions about kids, classrooms, planning, strengths, weaknesses, and of course the teacher attire. (Let's be honest, the real challenge of a teacher these days is what to wear without sacrificing one's sense of style!) :) Anyway, it is nice to have someone out here to bounce ideas off of (as I haven't started working with my own staff yet) and get excited about the upcoming school year.

In other news...

Chris continues to rock the world of construction as he puts in long hours and dedication into his new job. He is now working on-site in a city about an hour away from Denver. He seems to not mind the drive and loves being on a "site schedule" of 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. I am so proud of how hard he is working and getting to know all his new coworkers. He rocks!

I recently found out that I missed passing my Colorado certification exam by 6 QUESTIONS!!!!! I was pretty upset, but realized that I only needed to get two more questions correct in 3 of the 4 sections to get a passing score. Chris has been the hugest supporter and has been so great with helping me study and remain calm. He best put it into perspective when he said, "Meg, you had like 1 week to prepare last time and you only missed by 6 questions. This time you have so much more time, practice with the test, and materials to prepare with. It's in the bag." He is so sweet and I'm incredibly lucky to have such a supporter. So the big test is this Saturday at 1 p.m. I could really use your thoughts and prayers (again) and I will surely keep you updated on how it all goes.

Chris and I are also getting ready to celebrate our 1st anniversary on Sunday! It is hard to believe that one year has already gone by in wedded bliss!! We are going to go out to this cool restaurant called The Melting Pot, which serves all fondu food. I am really excited!

Well, it's dinnertime and the tummy is grumbling. Off to dine with the hubby...


Tanya said...


Don't sweat it about the exam! I'm sure Chris is right, and that you will do much better this time. I'll say a little prayer to Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge for ya :) Also, happy first anniversary (a bit early)! I actually had it written down in my planner. Congratulations on what sounds like a blissful first year.

DD said...

Meg, I agree with Chris 100% - you had little time to study and with all the pressure of the new move and all the changes in your life, that is a lot for any one person. You'll rock this Saturday and I've already said a prayer. Congradulations on the first year for you two! You truly don't know how extremely proud I am of you two!!

Julia Reynolds said...

Don't worry about the test! You will do wonderfully next time when you have more time to study. (Gee, you haven't been busy lately, have you?)

You are right that teachers gravitate to each other. Almost all of my closest friends are teachers, and it was not planned that way.

I think they are opening a Melting Pot in Grand Rapids in the fall. I can't wait!

Take care!