Another Thursday, Another Thursday Thinking Out Loud – linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons
#1 – New afternoon job
I have somewhat talked about my job situation before, but in September I was only able to get one class per day to teach, rather than the usual 3 classes that Ontario high school teachers are scheduled to have. I would teach my one class in the AM, and then fill up my days with supply work, either at the high school where I was placed or at other elementary schools. This weekend I was told that I could get another class in the PM at the school I used to teach at. Sold! Both schools are 5 minutes away from each other so it is really easy. The school I work at in the PM is only 2 minutes from my house. My schedule is different on even numbered days vs. odd numbered days. On odd days, I work from 10am-2pm almost straight, and on even days I teach first and last period – which gives me a four hour gap in the middle of the day. Although I’m sure in January, I will be busy with supply work – I am taking advantage of that big gap to get some workouts in. It has been a 1.5 years since I’ve worked at the “new school” – and it was definitely weird to be back, but a good weird! Right now my schedule remains until the end of January – then all of us “long term occasional workers” get put back in the giant pool and who knows where I will be.
#2 – Luxe Box
My winter Luxe Box arrived this week. Luxe boxes are filled with various beauty and make-up items that are either full-sized or sample sized. Many of the products can be found at Sephora or other beauty stores. My last Luxe box had this amazing face cleanser that I need to get the next time I go to Sephora. I ordered a speciality pack for a few $ extra and could see what I would be getting this time around. In my box, I got a eyelash curler, mascara, OPI nail polish, a skin cleanser and a skin hydrator. If you like to sample beauty products, give Luxe Box a try (referral link)
#3 Florescent Lights
Does anyone else hate florescent lights as much as I do? I work in buildings that have next to no natural lights and the lights just make my eyes feel so tired. I have noticed a few staff members have brought in their own lamps to work to try and soften the light a bit. I might have to do the same!
#4 Would it really be that hard for my employer to:
Purchase better toilet paper?
I mean, seriously – it is sand paper and I am thinking about bringing my own….
Awful, Awful stuff
#5 Christmas Movies
It is time to watch all the Christmas movies. I am actually not a big fan of most Christmas movies. I do watch White Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life but that is about it. I also should sit down and watch The Holiday too – some argue that it isn’t a true “Christmas Movie”, but I say it is. If you can say that Die Hard is a Christmas movie, then the Holiday should be considered one too! I also need to catch up on all the 24 episodes on Netflix. I know, not a Christmas show, but since all the TV shows are on hiatus, it is the perfect time to get through another season.
#6 Christmas Office Parties
I am totally envious of people who get to go to these magical things called “Christmas Parties”. I am talking about the getting all dressed up, having a great dinner, live entertainment and I’ve heard rumours of free taxi drives home (?!?). I find that they do not happen as much as they used to anymore. My version of a “Christmas Party” is either a) Potluck or b) Pay $ to go to a Christmas party. There is one for my department tonight, but since it is Track night and I would have to leave only 10 minutes after the party started, I’m skipping it.
That is all I have for today! Have a great Thursday!