Hello lovely readers,
As you can see from the title, I am on summer break!!! If your new here you might not know, but I am a special ed attendant in a school. So yesterday was my first official day of summer. I was planning on writing this post yesterday and posting it, but my husband got home and we made dinner and just hung out. I am also still on my work schedule so I am tired by like 10 or so because I wake up at 6:15 when his alarm goes off. If your new here as well you might not know I got married almost a year ago, I have some posts on here about the wedding if your interested.
I didn’t post this yesterday like I said but I am here on my second full day of summer break to tell you about my summer plans and how the end of the school year went. Do I have any plans this summer? YES I DO!! In 29 or 28 days depending on when we are leaving, me, my husband, his cousin/my friend, and her husband are driving to Florida (I’m not driving though since I don’t drive freeways) and going to DISNEY!! I am so excited, not about driving there, but about getting there. 14+ hours in the car does not sound fun at all. It will be a long drive, but it will be an adventure.
We are planning on leaving early (I think) Friday June 22nd or early Saturday June 23rd to start driving there, and getting there sometime in the evening whatever day we are leaving. We will then have 7 or 8 days, and then leaving on Sunday July 1st to come home. Two of the days while we are there we are going to Disney, and the other days we will go to the beach and Disney Springs. And I’m sure play putt putt, maybe Universal as well. I am so excited though, I have been counting down since February when we officially planned on going.
The hubby and I actually went to Florida for our honeymoon and went to Universal Studios and Disney while we were down there. We mentioned to our friends that we should come down all together since they had never been and it would be a lot of fun. When we got back we kept talking about it, and then finally in February we sat down and actually planned it out and committed to it. So now here we are so close to actually leaving. I am just so excited!!!!
After that trip, I don’t have any other summer plans that I know of. The husband and I celebrate our first anniversary on July 17th, which I can’t believe its already been a year almost. I’ll probably just hang out the rest of the summer, hanging out with friends and family until next school year starts again in August. We are not going to think about that yet though because summer just began.
So how did the school year go? It was pretty good, it was pretty rough at the beginning to the point that I hated my job so much. If you don’t remember at the beginning of the year, actually the first day of school we found out one of our students had a seizure over the summer. That meant that someone needed to ride the bus with him, and since I’m the attendant that was my job.
I rode the bus the previous year, 3 days a week just in the morning. Now they wanted me to ride morning and afternoon. We had another attendant riding the bus as well with the student I rode with the previous year, so we were splitting it, but it was just all messed up. From this I got so stressed and cried every day after work that I got a boil. Thats another LONG story. Soon the other attendant left though and I was doing the whole week.
Thankfully we were hiring someone new soon to take the other attendants position that was helping me with the bus and they were going to put in their contract that they would need to ride the bus with the students. That meant I would be off the hook. Until they hired someone, we still needed someone to ride the bust with the students though. My principle asked if I wanted to do it still and I told her NO. She asked around and none of the other assistants/attendants wanted to either, but since I had done it all last year and then this year so far it was only fair if we took turns. Long story short we each took turns, even though it made things tense between us all because they were all pissed they had to do this.
Finally they hired someone and they took over, so that meant I was off the hook. Guess again, the new person was not reliable at all. They called off like every Monday and so someone had to fill in. So when he couldn’t, we would get a text asking if we could ride the bus the next day or whatever. I thought I was done with this. In December the new person quit, after only working there for like 2 or 3 months. Yes, that meant we had to do the bus again till they hired someone else. They hired someone again pretty quickly, so that was good. And my student didn’t need a bus aide after the first of the year, so that was one less issue as well. All in all I think I had to ride the bus like 4 more times once we did the bus rotation and we had problems with our new attendants.
Once all the bus stuff was figured out, the rest of the year was pretty good. Our students had their moments and some days were more draining then others, but not as bad as the beginning of the year. It’s finally summer though and I can relax and not worry about school till the beginning of August when I start dreading that summer is ending soon and I have to go back. Wow that was a long story. Now that its summer though, what does that mean for the blog? I hope it means I will post more. I am going to go on a walk after I post this, then think of things I can write about this summer when I get back. I’m not going to promise any kind of schedule, because when I do I never stick to it. So I am just going to write and post when I do. Hope to be back soon with another post and I hope everyone has a great summer.