Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Currently January.....and an update

It's my favorite time of the month!  I love Oh' Boy 4th Grade's monthly Currently!  The move had me without internet for a few days, so I was so disappointed that I couldn't do January's right away.


So here's the update on the big Hawaiian move.  We've been here 3 weeks now.  The place is BEAUTIFUL!  Right now is the rainy season so it has been raining a good bit.  But this is not a bad way to spend winter, at all!

So here's the bulleted update of how we're doing:

1.  We moved out of temporary lodging today into a rental house today.  The wait for base housing is 5-9 months.  We were so fortunate to find a house that will let us rent month-to-month AND let us have our dog.  

2.  Our dog is still in doggie jail (aka the kennel) but hopefully we'll be setting her free in the next day or so.  We sure do miss her.

3.  Our car is sailing over the ocean as we speak.  We shipped it over 3 weeks ago but it's not here.  :(  We did buy a 2nd car for a good price once we got here.  However, one car isn't enough to get us all around, so we're still shelling out the dough for a rental car.  Double :(

4.  Our stuff is sailing over the ocean right now, too.  Including our express shipment which doesn't really seem so EXPRESS right now.  I can't even begin to tell you how much I want all my stuff.  My comfy bed, my comfy couch, my comfy pillows...oh come on ship!  Sail faster!

5.  I GOT A JOB!!!  Yeah!!!!!!  I'll be doing Resource for K-1.  I don't know very many details about the job, but I'll know more tomorrow.  I officially start next Monday, but tomorrow I'll go in to observe and meet some people.  So more details to follow.  I will say that if you're special ed and thinking about moving to Hawaii........there are job openings!!!  WOW!  I got a TON of calls for interviews after I already accepted this position.  If you're looking for a job, make sure you check out my post about Teacher Interview Questions.

This weekend we went up to the North Shore, because there were 20 foot waves.  So freaking cool!  Here's a few pics.  Disclaimer - these are random surfers.  I have no idea who they are!




I love this pic of my kids.  It looks like they're running from the big waves.

As for my one little word....I chose time.  Time is something I need to work on.  I need to make better use of my time at home and at work.  I want to spend more quality time with my family.  I need to make time to take care of myself.  2012 was a super stressful year for me.  I want the time in 2013 to be better spent and more enjoyable.

12 comments:

  1. I'm stopping by from Farley's "Currently". I've been a follower for a while. Hawaii..how exciting! Sounds so good right now. How quick to get a job especially in the middle of the school year...you must be some catch :) :) :) Good luck to you and I look forward to hearing about your adventures in Hawaii and your new job!

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade

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    1. Thank you! I don't know about being some catch but it does seem "highly qualified" SPED teachers are harder to find here. I think that gave me some bonus points! :)

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  2. WOW! A move to hawaii....lucky you....in many ways! I wish I was in that lovely island life right now! Good luck on your new job!

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    1. Thank you! It truly is gorgeous here!!!

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  3. I now would like to move to Hawaii! How beautiful! So glad you've made into a rental home and keeping my fingers crossed your goodies get there soon!

    :)
    Kelly
    Beg, Borrow, Steal

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    1. We appreciate the crossed fingers! You never realize how much you appreciate your stuff until you've been without it for awhile.

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  4. Congrats on the move and the job. How exciting! The picture of your kids is adorable!! Hope your stuff all arrives quickly!!

    (I'm adding your button to my blog - love it!)

    Brie @ Breezy Special Ed

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    1. Thanks, Brie! I have a pinterest board of all SPED blogs, so I added yours!

      Angelia

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  5. In general moving is tough, I can't imagine moving across an ocean!
    Good luck with the new job.

    EmilyK

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    1. We've moved a lot due to the military but this definitely ranks as the most stressful! Thanks for the well wishes.

      Angelia

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  6. WOWZERS I am super jealous... I think I would take the rainy season over what we have going on over here :) thanks so much for linking up

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