What a fantastic week! It definitely had its ups and downs, but overall, this week was GREAT!
1) I'm thankful I survived week two of my new job. I'm starting to feel like I'm figuring things out...even if my first faculty training didn't go as well as I had hoped. *lol*
2) I'm thankful that I work at such a fabulous place! The dean of our division was so concerned with our safety, he had Emergency Management and Risk organize a shooter simulation for us to prepare. I don't think it went as well as it could, but the important thing is, is it got us to start thinking about what we would do in dangerous situations.
3) I'm thankful I'm enjoying teaching Intermediate more and more all of the time. I do wish I had more time and energy to strengthen the relationship with my Composition I class, but I think that will come in time.
4) I'm thankful I survived my colonoscopy! While the day before really stunk, I was actually quite coherent after my procedure and really enjoyed the loopy feeling. *haha* I got my the results on Friday: I quote, "Biopsies showed quiescent crohns colitis changes. NO DYSPLASIA . . . The small polyp was benign and not precancerous!" WONDERFUL NEWS! Praise the Lord! And as my husband said, we learned new words, too. Thanks for all of your good thoughts and prayers. :)
5) I'm thankful my Martha Stewart Living magazine subscription finally started back.
6) I'm thankful we got to eat so many yummy things this week: Sour Patch Kids popsicles (those saved me on bowel prep day!), Nutella croissants, KFC, potato soup, Flying Fish, veggies, roast chicken and baked potatoes, Gusano's pizza, and caesar salads! And today, we are going to Fred's Hickory Inn for our Valentine's Day brunch!
7) Speaking of Valentine's Day, I'm so thankful for my wonderful husband! He is THE BEST, hands down. We started the day with chocolate pancakes (imprinted with a heart) and strawberries. At work, I got a goody cup from one of my new co-workers, and after work, Zach surprised me with a box of chocolates made by the culinary department AND Starbucks hot chocolate. Then we came home, made dinner, and opened presents. I got him a LEGO book, Jelly Belly Cinnamon Bears, and some pilsner glasses; LEGO, candy, and beer are some of his favorites, so I think I did well. BUUUUT he did way better than me! I GOT A CAMERA! Just like I suspected! ;) Zach went ahead and gave me my birthday present early: a Canon Rebel T3i!!! He did so great, and most importantly, he saved me the stress of trying to find the "perfect" camera. :) I can't wait to finally get to use it today! (I was behind on lots of things, but have caught up mostly, so now I can play.) Today, we are exchanging cards--since his to me hadn't come in yet--and going for a walk to use my camera. Don't you just love LOVE!?
8) I'm thankful I'll get my permanent crown on Monday.
9) I'm thankful I got a TON of work done yesterday. Overall, I was pleased with my students' reflection papers. Most of them developed their topics well and described them in a balanced combination of sensory details and engaging emotions. I was very happy to see that not too many of them used fragments although they did forget commas with coordinating conjunctions and had far too many comma splices. You win some, you lose some.
10) I'm thankful we have so many friends from work and so many friends in the area now. We had to go to the Jam Night because of Zach's new position, and I was so tired I was sure we wouldn't have much fun. But it was a BLAST! And that is thanks to the wonderful company we had. :)
11) Although I was sad we didn't get a snow day, I am thankful I got to see a little snow fall. There's always this week...
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS WEEK?