I am working my second full day in a row as a librarian sub at a high school across town. I was a little worried about working with high school kids but it has been a good experience. The library (and librarian Bonnie) at Burges are lovely. Everything is attractive, well organized, and welcoming.
But I am realizing that it is kind of hard on me to work all day for more than one day at a time. I was very tired last night after my first day and can only imagine how tired I will be on Friday after three days of work in row. My heart might not have been ready to retire but I think my body was. And now I have other work to do.
“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.”
~Proverbs 16:9 King James Version (KJV)
On a brighter note, I am happy to be able to get dressed up again. I was always a dress-up kinda gal. I can wear jeans or sweats with the best of them but have always loved wearing dresses, skirts and heels. In fact, I was practically laughed out of painting class at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville for that reason. I liked dressing up for class and apparently real artists don’t dress up.
Carrie at A Lovely Little Wardrobe is on Day 12 of her Create28, featuring outfits put together from items already in her closet. Today she is styling patterned pants and I am playing along with this little number below. I also featured this outfit in an earlier blog post here.
These are the darnedest pants. In this first photo, you can’t even tell the pants have a pattern!
Here are the ingredients to this outfit:
- Blue, gray and black patterned pants from Banana Republic
- Pink and and gray long sleeved blouse from Banana Republic
- Navy and gray Mossismo Aztec patterned sweater from Target
- Apt. 9 black pumps from Kohl’s
- Statement earrings from Kohl’s
The colors in this second photograph are not even close to the actual colors in the pants. They actually have a kind of purple-y gray background with black and a midnight blue in the pattern. Not sure why they don’t photograph that way. Lauren keeps telling me I need to get a camera. A real camera. If I keep blogging, maybe I will treat myself to one with some of my subbing money.
In March, I will be doing a long-term sub job while an elementary school librarian is out for maternity leave. I met Morgan earlier this week after talking with her on the phone. She is a cutie pie and doing great things at her school. Being at Rusk will be an opportunity for me to build my stamina up again for working and to make a little summer vacation (and camera?) money.
This week, I have also been doing a 7 Day Bible Challenge at the invitation of my sister-in-law Metra. I am posting a Bible verse to Facebook everyday for a week. Today’s verse is:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
~ Jeremiah 29:11 New Living Translation (NLT)
I am hopeful and glad for my future.
Hugs and sticky kisses,