Monday, May 18, 2009
A bright, sunshiny day
After weeks of rain, we had a beautifully sunny day today. I adore thunderstorms, and generally like rain, but I must admit that the sunshine is gorgeous, too. Carlos rode his bike into work, but we picked him up in time for a picnic lunch at the park.
After our picnic, we went to the aquarium. The last several times we've been able to touch the baby sharks and sting rays, which our kidlets think is the coolest thing ever. We spent quite awhile there.
We had ice cream sundaes on the way home and then the kids got on their bikes. I know that in just a week or two, our days won't be nearly as carefree--I'll be teaching a couple of classes where you get 3 credit hours in 8 days. Lots of fun, and the pay is definitely good, but it is intense for everyone concerned. Carlos will also be teaching a little more.
I actually got an offer today for a full time teaching position this fall. I love the principal, the school is a really good one, and their Spanish program is one of the best in the area, but the kidlets are still so little. I am very, very grateful that I was able to turn it down, as well as for receiving the offer in the first place.
When I switched majors halfway through from Biology to Spanish, I wondered if I was really making the right choice. I prayed and prayed, and felt peace about it, but a part of me would really appreciate it if God would just inscribe explicit instructions on a tablet with a lightning bolt. I hate making mistakes. Thankfully, I feel sure that switching to teaching wasn't one of them. It has allowed so much flexibility for us.
Posted by dulce de leche at 1:32 PM