If you could not tell from the random, almost obvious ‘banked’ posts – we were on our annual camping trip this week. Meaning, I had no access to internets, phones or anything social media related. Yikes! We are back now and spent the day cleaning our gear from camping. I will be posting another round of “Do’s and Do nots of car camping” like I did last year. Boy, do I have some great “Do Nots” lined up! I will get to writing that post sometime soon.
It is almost back to school time. I do not think that I totally said what was up for me in September after posting about having to leave my previous school – but as of right now I have a small contract lined up. So small that it is only for three weeks and then I am back to supply teaching again. BUT – it is full-time work for the worst month for a supply teacher, so that is something. I could become reassigned next week, so I’m hoping to find something that is a bit more lengthy in terms of the length of the placement. However, if I do not get reassigned, one thing that is for sure, is that I will not be coaching Cross Country Running this season. I am currently placed at a school that is at least a 20 minute drive away, but due to traffic, more like 40 minutes. I cannot coach after school and make it back to pick up Max from daycare. P works late Monday’s and Wednesday’s, and I have night class on Tuesdays, so coaching a school team is out. I hope to continue with the Ottawa Lions, but we will see
I did not run at all this week.
I read a book this week! A real book – not a magazine or running guide. I bought Lauren Graham’s debut novel: Someday, Someday, Maybe back when it first came out (all the way back in April). But, it has been collecting dust on my nightstand since it arrived in the mail. I finally dove into it this week and I enjoyed it. I have been a fan of Lauren since her days as Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls, and currently watch her on Parenthood. I picked up her book because I guess I am all Lauren Fangirl and wanted to check it out. The book was an easy read – about a twenty-something actress first starting out in New York City in 1995. The book was somewhat autobiographical in nature, but only loosely. I felt that parts of her writing were very predictable, but it did not stop me from reading – nor did it stop me from finishing the book in just a few sittings.
A few teaser pictures of our camping trip