Thursday, April 21, 2016

One more day....


This is my fourth year working in a school and this has to be the LATEST my spring break has ever been. Generally its in the middle of April but with were state testing fell this year, we ended up with spring break in the last week of April. We go back on May 2nd and then there are only 34 more instructional days til the last day of classes! HOLY COW!

This is how I feel right about now:

The kids are off the wall. It's like feeding time at the Bronx Zoo. #gohome

I also got observed this week. Some people might think "Really? The week before vacation?" In my first student teaching placement, I was observed the FRIDAY before a break. Now, THAT is torture. I got observed by my chairperson back in December and he loved that lesson. It was on time. Oddly, one of my favorite topics to teach in French and Spanish. Last week I happened to walk into my assistant principal's office to ask him a question and saw my name was on the board to be observed. I knew Monday's lesson was going to be boring so I emailed him to come in Wednesday. He came in yesterday and loved it. One of his comments today in the post-op conference was how he loved that the kids were jumping out of their seats to answer questions. It went over really well and now I am glad that its over. Because I can swallow the fact that my class size will be 29-31 kids next year. #thekidsloveme #iwishicouldhavetwosections #maybeiwillteachspanishagainnextyear . I hope I get at least a Spanish class. My chair wants me teaching Spanish again.

I also get to start my spring break off by taking the French cst again. I swear NYS wants to simply torture me. I told my principal its my goal to get it, no matter how many times I have to take it, so I can replace my friend Ronny when she retires. I think though depending upon how I do and if/that I probably will have to take it again in July, I may see about taking a class online or something for grammar. It's been FOREVER since I took a college French class so at least my speaking and writing are good...the grammar questions they ask are nuts!

April finally got her wedding pictures and they came out amazing!These are just a few of my favorites!

17 years of friendship and counting! 

Minus my curl in my face! I sort of wish they did more photos of us rather than 1 shot.

Other than that and me being dumb/slicing my toe open at work on Saturday, nothing else is going on. I am working a few times over my spring break but on Tuesday night I am going to the Mets game with a bunch of teachers from work. I don't really like baseball (I am a Yankees fan) but I am going for the food...and drinks! haha!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Bucket List

Everyone has some sort of bucket list, don't they? I know I do. I even have a board dedicated to it on Pinterest. I have some serious things and some silly things included on my bucket list. Some of these include:
-own every Disney DVD
-have a walk in closet (hello! Every girl's dream!)
-visit Ireland (done...April 2008!)
-go to the Full House house in San Francisco
-have a dog for it's entire life (in the Lily when she was a puppy)
-visit every continent
-do a 5k (color run on May 7!)
-get lasik eye surgery (I would love love love to not have to wear contacts or glasses anymore)
-visit the Great Wall of China
-swim with the dolphins

You get the picture. But I also have always had the *oddest* desire. I have always wanted to be the patient in the back of an ambulance. I know that must sound really stupid (believe me, my GM at the restaurant told me yesterday when I told him that). I attribute it to watching years of ER and Grey's Anatomy. I always said it would be if I had a kid and my water broke at school. Or something obvious like being in a car accident.

Yesterday, I "achieved" it. I was at work at the restaurant and suppose to work a double. Suppose to being the key words. It was towards the end of the lunch shift and our busser was being super slow with doing rollups of silverware. And even unloading the bus buckets. He was just leaving them right by the dish station. I had 3 tables at this point (2 were waiting for their food and 1 was eating/waiting to pay) so I was trying to be helpful by unloading the bus bucket. I was putting glasses in the racks (like I have done in the past) so they could go through dish to be washed.

One of the glasses slipped and fell, breaking on my foot. I screamed because one, I have no pain tolerance and two, I wasn't really sure what happened. We have to wear non slip shoes and I have always worn non slip crocs. Never gave me a problem. My manager Kyle came running and was like "Holy $h*t" when he saw my foot because it was just dripping blood. Luckily one of my co-workers Bryan is an EMT so he came over to try to get the blood to stop. They wheeled me into the office so Bryan could try to get it to stop (it still wasn't at this point). Kyle had to do my checkout and one of my other co-workers Henry took my 3 tables that were still there. Since they couldn't get it to stop bleeding (it was my big toe) they had to call 911 because I had to go to the hospital. So everyone starts laughing since I had said like 3 hours before how I wanted to go in an ambulance. It was a weird/odd "bucket list" goal and something you probably should not wish to happen.

4-5 EMTs came, 2 cops and mall security. I was shocked! One of the EMT's was finally able to get it to stop bleeding and then they took me on the stretcher out. I went to the nearest hospital and the ride was interesting. People should move over when they see an ambulance. The EMTs in the back said that normally doesn't happen and even though I wasn't critical, they still had sirens on. They were driving in the grass at one point. So this is my PSA: MOVE OVER WHEN YOU SEE AN AMBULANCE/FIRE TRUCK/COP CAR WITH SIRENS ON!

Once I got to the hospital, I had to wait about 30-45 minutes before I got a room. I didn't want to call my mom because it was her birthday and I didn't want to bother her! My friend Marisa eventually came. Once I was in the room, they had to irrigate it and I ended up with 4 stitches. I do have to go back in 7-10 days to get the stitches removed. I had to call Med Corps for work and the restaurant had to fill out the worker's comp injury from the hospital. I was sitting in the hospital thinking "Oh crap my insurance card is at home!" but luckily the company has to pay for everything.

Trying to get it to stop bleeding as I waited for the ambulance.

I spent the majority of my time on Snapchat and only have a few on instagram. I sat in a wheelchair for 30-45 minutes before I got a room.

When they took it off at the hospital. I had to wait for them to irrigate it and clean out any shards of glass that were possibly in there. At one point the doctor was joking with me and goes "Can you stop bleeding all over the bed?!" I laughed the entire time (minus when he was pricking me with the needle to numb the wound)

I was sad my manager Kyle said I could no longer where my non slip crocs but glad I am okay. :)