Things are looking up here at Casa de Chaos. My beautiful wife has begun work as a high school English teacher in Baltimore County.
She’s inherited 9th and 12th grade classes mid-term; the 12th graders are in the middle of Macbeth, while the 9th graders have, well, done mostly nothing. They’ve had a substitute for the past four months, who relied largely on vocabulary worksheets to pass the time.
Paula still has to complete her masters coursework, but she doesn’t have to student teach now (obviously)–an observer will come in to evaluate her in her own classroom. That’s a relief in many ways (including matters financial).
Plus, her benefits rock. As soon as hers kick in, I’m dropping mine like a rotting, blighted potato.