Monday, November 17, 2008

Waiting

Sorry I have been MIA lately...I was traveling for work Wednesday-Friday and the laptop I took with me would not connect to the Internet...then I was out of town and away from computers for the weekend as well. I've been trying to catch up on everyone's blogs and make comments but have not made it all the way through yet. But I'll read them, I swear!

So, I checked my e-mail once during the past five days, and I had received an e-mail from a classmate saying she received her student teaching assignment and where it was. So I raced home from Harrisburg to check my mail in the 3 hours I was in Pittsburgh before leaving again. Nothing.

Last night I came home from the Steelers game and glomped down to the mailbox again, still in all of my game gear (which was soaking wet from the rain and snow). Nada.

When is it coming? I don't like not knowing where the next four months of my life is going to be spent. I need to prepare myself as much as I can; I'm already nervous about teaching in general. I need to leave work in the next five minutes to go to class, so it'll be a few more hours before I can check the mail tonight. My schedule is crazy all week again, I have job fairs and will be in and out of the office every day this week (except for Wednesday when I'm not in at all). I can't bear the wait.

I was okay until I knew my classmate received her assignment. Now, it's torturous. Sigh.

7 comments:

Shades said...

I hate the mail.
A friend and I recently re-subscribed to a magazine we were mad at and had been shunning after our original subscripts. expired. I just finally got my copy- the January issue. She got Dec. AND January, and we subscribed on the same day.

AirmanMom said...

Hang in there...



~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

Andi said...

You'll be great... but, I was always nervous that first week or so, even after 6, 7, 8 years of teaching.

But, I'm also a planner, so I understand the need to know what to expect in the future. Hopefully it's a good school with good teachers that are willing to mentor! Just watch out for the shop teacher who has one year left before retirement and is counting every day and class period until is torture is over (true experience for me... I steered very wide of his negativity towards the teenagers).

Vegas Princess said...

This would drive me bonkers. I hate not knowing things that effect my life. If I can plan I do, and far in advance. I would be calling and asking where my information is after the first day I did not receive it after my classmate. Hang in there! Hopefully it will come soon.

Steelers Wine Girl said...

Shades - me too. I started to get Rolling Stone recently and have no idea why...but

Air - I'm trying! I'm going to call the ED department today

Andi - Oh my gosh! I will definitely stay away from shop teachers.

VP - I'm going to try to call today...my other classmate just told me a horror story of someone who didn't find out their assigment until TWO WEEKS before she started student teaching. I would die!

jellybean said...

i'm a planner too. i hate having to wait to find out about something that is going to affect my life! hang in there, you'll get your assignment -hopefully not 2 weeks before you have to be there.

Courtney said...

Waiting sucks. I hope that you've gotten it by now!

As you can tell, I'm also REALLY behind in blog reading, too. One day I'll be caught up... one day.