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I’m too tired to write part 2 of my story tonight, but I did want to write a quick little update about the teaching job.  The principal called me today to ask for the phone numbers of my references.  I hadn’t put any on the application which I explained in my interview.  At the time I filled out the application Panera didn’t know I was applying for another job.  I was worried about jeopardizing my job by giving them the phone number.  (Turns out I was right to think that!)  Today I was able to give the principal 4 references, 3 from Panera and 1 from my principal at my last school, 15 years ago.  Calling my references…that’s a good thing.  I don’t know if I will hear something tomorrow or not.  Last Friday she told me she wanted to make a decision by tomorrow, but when I talked to her today I didn’t ask her if that was still the case.  I figured I could give her a few more days to make a decision.

After I got off the phone I did a cartwheel in the backyard.  Not so much because I almost have the job though.  My youngest challenged me to a cartwheel contest to see who could do the better cartwheel.  She’s 10, but I’m limber.  I’m also 40.  I felt every bit of those 40 years as I turned myself upside down.  My right thigh muscles pulled tight and my wrists hurt a little when it was over.  I should have stretched, and I’m not used to holding my weight on my hands!  But I won!  She may be 10, but she sucks at cartwheels!  I could have totally kicked her cartwheeling ass when I was her age!  As it is I did the full cartwheel without losing my balance too much.  She totally fell over at the end of hers.  HA HA!  I won!


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  1. OMG! My name is Natalie, and I’m a teacher too! visit my blog at:
    PS- My email is mine even though it doesn’t have my name. Allyssa is my nick-name (long story) and Jackson is my maiden name. I didn’t make a new email adress after I got married.


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