Friday, August 10, 2012


Hi Peeps!

I've been moved into my new apartment for about a week now, but I'm still only a quarter/third of the way unpacked. Mostly because I'm lazy I don't have storage or furniture to put stuff in.

After I moved, I was plagued with doubts (especially since my neighbor somewhat gleefully (at least to my mind) informed me that my pipes freeze in the winter, the last tenant paid almost $2,000 for heat last winter, and while the landlord was a really nice guy, he was lazy about the upkeep and fixing things-case in point, I'm missing a knob on a kitchen drawer, and the walls were supposed to be fixed (as in mudded, taped and repainted in the damaged areas) and were not (I took pictures so I will hopefully get my security deposit back).

After thinking about it, I realized...I really miss my hometown. And although it's an hour commute each way to my job (if I have it next year), I'm seriously considering moving back there next summer. This area is nice, but small. I went from living in the second biggest city in the state (with a population of almost 100,000, two Targets, two Staples, countless grocery stores and a mall...and cable tv/internet!) to a small town of just over 2,000. It's also about 15-20 minutes away from a Target, Staples, and grocery stores (with satellite tv that sometimes disappears when it rains). The only good thing about it is that it's 20 minutes from work.

I totally don't mind living on my own, but I think I like having the city and the hustle and bustle of people/things near me (even though I'm an introvert and basically stay in my apartment the whole time :) It'll will be something for me to seriously think about next spring.

I totally meant to go into the classroom today to start setting up, but I overslept and turned off the alarm took advantage of a rainy day to stay and snuggle in bed. I'll definitely have to go in (most of) next week to start setting up and getting ready. I have to go back on the 24th, but the kids don't start until the 30th, and since all those days are staff development, I really want to be set up before then.
Tonya's Treats for Teachers is having a flash giveway before the big TPT sale this weekend.

  She is also planning a 500 follower giveaway...and she's almost there! You need to check her out, she is one of my favorite bloggers and has awesome task cards in her store (as well as cool freebies!). New followers can get their choice of her Listening Center Task Cards or her Writing Center Task Cards. Go follow!!

Smiles and Sunshine,

1 comment:

  1. Kaitlyn--I know what you mean about missing the hustle and bustle of city life. I sometimes miss it, but I like my new home better--who knows maybe you'll end up liking your new town too. It all takes time!

    Good luck with setting up your room :o)

    ps: I'm having a mini giveaway of a place value game (to commemorate the opening of my TpT store) and I'd love for you to enter :o)


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