I've been doing some of my work from home, though. Yesterday one of the assistant principals emailed me and said, "I hope you feel better..........STOP WORKING FROM HOME!" Haha. Had we been talking in person I would have told her that now that our evil principal has been fired, I don't mind keeping my work caught up from home. The guy they sent from the district office to get us through the rest of the month (as the interim principal) is beloved by the staff and students, and I don't mind the way I would have with the wicked witch! I wouldn't have lifted a finger from home for her. What a relief that she's gone; even though I won't be there next year I'm happy that the staff will no longer have to suffer under her.
Next week I'll be spending a morning at my new school, training with the outgoing secretary. She's retiring after many years in the position, and she's told me through email how much I'm going to love it there! Everyone has been so very kind and encouraging and welcoming already, and I don't even officially start for two months! This may end up being the school I stay at until I retire, with any luck. I'm happy.
Speaking of happy and good news, I decided to weigh myself yesterday and check in on how my diet is going. I've lost 23 pounds since January! Slowly but surely, I'm getting there. By the time I start the new job in July I'll have to have some new clothes. Everything is starting to get loose on me, especially pants. I certainly won't complain about needing new clothes!
Now, as promised, here are some garden pictures. Have a great weekend, everyone!
The marigolds, tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers in the main bed are starting to grow!
My "Marvel of the Four Seasons" lettuce is looking good right now.
This is the bed in front of the porch, where I've planted two cherry tomatoes and three pepper plants. Zinnias from last year are resprouting in there, too!
You can't tell in this picture, but our young fig tree is almost shoulder high. Still no sign of a fig yet, though.
The bananas on the side of the porch are growing like mad.
For the first time in all the years I've had it, it looks as if the pomegranate tree is going to produce fruit this year! It's taller than the roof and absolutely loaded with flowers and developing poms. Fingers crossed!
You know that life is going well when you can be sick and still happy at the same time! I just can't wait until you start your new job and tell us all about it. Your garden looks terrific! I will be interested to see if your volunteer zinnias all bloom in a pinky/lavender color as mine do.ReplyDelete
And yes, I would almost bet the ranch you're going to get some pomegranates.
Have fun shopping for new clothes! Congrats!ReplyDelete
Everything in the garden looks so good. So the fig is shoulder height? Is that MY shoulder or YOUR shoulder. Seriously, thanks for telling me; it's impossible to tell in the photo. Sorry you're not feeling well. Wishing the staff and students of your current school better days ahead, but so excited for YOU! Feel better. Oh, and I always look at weight in potatoes. That's 23 pounds of potatoes you're no longer carrying around. Incredible!ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear you were sick but glad you are feeling better! I'm happy that you are so happy! Great job on the garden!ReplyDelete
Happy for you I am that you made it through that dark tunnel created by the wicked witch. Seems you've reached the light at the end.ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear you're under the weather. Nothing worse than catching bugs in the Spring and summer. But your garden is looking incredible. That is going to yield you some wonderful salads and fixings for dinner.ReplyDelete
The plants are looking great. So happy for your new beginnings soon! And well done with the weight loss- it’s not easy so you’ve obviously been diligent. -JennReplyDelete
The new job in new clothes will be magnificent!ReplyDelete
Your garden is flourishing and I think you will be too at your new job. Congrats on your weight loss, I would like to lose a few pounds. That is the best reason to buy new clothes.ReplyDelete
I have a Pomegranate bush in France which usually has fruit, but they are VERY sour and inedible. I'm very jealous of your veg' patch; I would love to be doing that myself.ReplyDelete
After the difficult times you’ve been through at your school, it is wonderful to read how happy you are now. And soon, there will be new clothes and the new job to start, with some well deserved time to rest before that.ReplyDelete
Have a nice weekend Jennifer. Looks like a lot of good things are on the way.ReplyDelete
Bravo on the diet! That's great news! And I'm glad everyone at the new job is being so welcoming. I can't wait to hear how the new school compares to the old one. :)ReplyDelete
The garden is looking terrific! Much neater than ours. LOL
It is pretty telling when someone is happier being sick than at work.ReplyDelete
What a nice way to conclude a difficult school year. Thank goodness you decided to make the move when you did. You certainly deserve all the good things coming your way.ReplyDelete
Your garden looks fabulous. You're going to have some delicious summer salads.
Knowing you are out there doing the good work makes me happy. Everything looks fantastic. I mean it. This really made me happy. OOOReplyDelete