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Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:03 AM

Nice to know that you and Shane had a terrific week, although I would not have expected anything less. :) The proposal is coming. Good things take time. :lol:

Enjoy the shopping, I know I would not want to be in the stores while everyone was out in mass, looking for great deals. So, I admire you!!!

When you weed out your clothes, please think of donating them to one of the charities. They will usually give you a receipt to use for taxes, but I do not know if you will need that. It is good to have either way.

On my way back from Hong Kong to Memphis, we are leaving the hotel in one hour and fifteen minutes, so I am going to run.

Congratulations on the raise! I know you needed that. :)

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:26 AM

Oh, I always donate them. There's a local place called Savers that we go to. It's like a Good Will, but the money and the items all stay in the area, which is pretty cool.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:29 AM

That's great. I had no idea some of the donation places shipped the clothing to other towns. One of my favourite is the Good Will domestic violence department. What is donated specifically to the domestic violence is not put in the Good Will general area. These donations go just to victims of domestic violence. They use all items, even things such as shower cutains, bath mats, silverware, dishes, furniture, some things you would never think about. If you consider that the families are setting up new homes, they can use everything. My other favourite is the Paralyzed Veterans association.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 06:02 PM

It finally snowed here! Yay! We got at least six inches, which is fun. Tomorrow I get to take another Praxis test for my CT certifications, and there is some talk about one of the science teachers in my school retiring soon. So, that's pretty exciting. I've also been shuffled around into some new classrooms, which is cool (technically I'm a floater, and the class I was working with didn't need me as much anymore, so this happens from time to time).

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:12 AM

I am thrilled the snow is up in Connecticut and not in Florida :lol:

It sounds like the school is going to offer you some great opportunities. Good luck on your Praxis. I know you will do very, very well and have your CT certification before you know it. It would be great if you could get that science position. Perhaps the experience with Mad Science will give you an edge. How long does it take for you to receive your test results? And then how long after that does it take to receive your certification? Keep us informed please.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:38 AM

I have my temporary certification now. It's good for one year, and I can upgrade it once my tests are passed. I need to take two Praxis tests that NJ didn't make me take, and the CT Foundations of Reading test. Once those are all passed, I think I get a five year certificate or something. I forget how long it takes the results to come in, I wanna say it's like a month or something. The test I'm taking today though is on a computer, so I think they can tell me what I got as soon as soon as I finish. At least, that's how it worked for the other computer based Praxis that I took.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:33 PM

Outstanding!!! Good luck on your tests! So, after this Praxis, you have one more Praxis to go, is this correct? The Foundations of Reading test should be easy for you, so that should be a non-event and your certificate will be in your hand before you know it.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:16 PM

Thanks! I passed the Praxis I took, which is good. And yes, one more to go, and then the reading test. Shouldn't be too tough. My birthday was this weekend, and I got a Samsung Stratostphere (droid phone), and it's a lot of fun to play with. Shane took me out to dinner when I was in NJ this weekend, and also out ice skating (he's never been, so I got to teach him, which was fun times). So, good weekend for me. :)

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:19 PM

:lol: I wish I could have seen a video of Shane learning to ice skate. Those first steps are always hilarious. Ice Skating and dinner, sounds like the perfect way to spend your birthday! The Samsung phone sounds like a really nice device. Congratulations on a terrific birthday!!!!

The next Praxis will be easier for you and as you said the reading test should not be tough, so I am thinking that you will have your certification very, very soon.

Great news on a fantastic weekend!!!!!! Thank you for the update.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:07 AM

Oh jeez have I really not been here since JANUARY? Yeesh. Things are going well for me. I have a one-year teaching job, filling in for a year-long maternity leave, but still salaried as a teacher, so that's awesome. I'm hoping this will lead to something permanent. I'm still with Shane, and things are still awesome there. Hurricane Sandy is starting to pick up around here, but we'll be fine. We have plenty of food and water, and switched over to propane heat last year, so we'll be warm. Hope all is well with you guys. :)

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:08 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!


I am thrilled to hear that you finally secured a teaching job! Wonderful. You are probably right in thinking this will lead to a permanent position. Are you in Connecticut or back in New Jersey? What kind of school and what are the subjects? Please, do tell us more!!!

Tell Shane we said hello! How are things going for him?

Smart move on the propane heat. At least if you do not have electricity, you will be warm. I like that thinking!!!

We are thinking of you with the hurricane. Please check in to let us know you all made it through okay.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:51 PM

I am still in CT, and I'm teaching 7th grade science. So far it's going well for me. Shane is doing alright, he's working at Target and hating it. He's run into some trouble with his student teaching and withdrew from the program. He will, however, start subbing soon, and hopefully that will give him some experience to help him along. He's considering waiting until we move in together in CT to finish his education at a better school up here, because his current school is not helping him at all.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:08 PM

Your teaching position is excellent!!! I think it would be great for Shane to move up there with you and continue on with his education. Sounds like you both have a really good plan. As you mentioned, the subbing will help him immensely. Tell him we are thinking of him and hope he will be out of Target soon.

Hope the weather did not dump too much snow on you all and you still have power.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:33 AM

Hey! We haven't seen you around in a while, how have you been?

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:39 AM

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