Some of you saw this earlier, some of you did not. I promised a new blog this morning on my Facebook status update. If you didn't see this earlier, then... SURPRISE!
Last week, I was confirmed into the Episcopal church. For some people, you'll be all like, "What the hell? Really?" To you I'd answer, "Yes." This move to Omaha has been marked by a few fairly remarkable changes, shifts and personal learnings on my part. In this case, I felt drawn back to the church and found this phenomenal, friendly and welcoming community here in West O/Elkhorn. The bishop was coming through town, and based on the fact that I was raised Episcopalian, Fr. Mark thought it'd be okay for me to be confirmed without all of the formal classes. My mom and dad surprised me by driving out for the weekend, and attending the service with my aunt and uncle. It was a great service (Fr. Mark's opening line- "This week the congregation is in for a real treat- a good sermon.") and I am very confident and comfortable in this decision. Now, before some of you get to freaking out, wondering if I've somehow change and will be prostheletyzing (sp?) all over the place, don't friggen worry about it. I've changed in a lot of great ways, but rest assured The Ty is still here.
I've mentioned previously how much I really like Omaha. I think I need to reiterate that I still have every intent of moving back to Denver some day, don't you worry. Things have just been going so well here that I really need to give O-town a go.
I've posted this once, and I'm even more excited about this now, but Markeya and I are going to be at Wicked in Denver on May 12 at 2:00 pm. Mom, Dad, she and I are sitting on the Mezzanine level, but I definitely want to extend the invite to anyone who's reading this. Please come. If you've seen it, you know you want to see it again. If you haven't seen it, you know you want to. I'm sure we'll go to lunch beforehand (or we won't, let me narrow the possibilities). Almost immediately after the show, the four of us will go up to Grand Lake, which I obviously cannot invite everyone and their mom to, this is more informative so that e'eryone knows that we won't be going out in Denver on Saturday night (Friday, though maybe?...). Ummm... I will be in Denver, most likely, for a week the end of Feb - early March.
Other things. I am asking for good juju sent my way. I have an interview on Monday for a full time teaching job that will take me through the end of the school year. I am working on getting my big boy Nebraska teaching license, and if that happens in time, I'll be paid as a full time teacher with full benefits. If not and I get the job, it'll be as a long term sub job. I am super excited to maybe be a real teacher again. It'd be second grade, which would be super awesome. I had a meeting with the HR recruiter for Millard PS on Wednesday, and I'm feeling fairly confident in my chances to get a teaching job in the fall. I have really liked every school I've been in in Millard, and feel very comfortable there. As I've said, I desperately miss teaching. OH, and my Hodgkins people, I love the Broncos pic Gould sent me yesterday! AWESOME! I am teaching Kindergarten all week next week. I'm super excited and nervous.
Only in Nebraska!!
Only in Nebraska do they put signs along a US highway stating that you cannot shoot waterfowl from your car....