Okay, I know, I know…..
I have been quite the spastic blogger here lately. Deal with it!!
With all that’s going in my work life right now, the blog and the crafting (and all the craziness that goes with it) is something I can control in an uncontrollable situation.
For anyone who hasn’t been paying attention to the state of our finances here in Texas, budget cuts to education are MASSIVE. I was told (officially, though I knew it was coming) on Thursday by the Superintendent that I would not have a job come next year. Better yet, if I don’t CHOOSE to resign by Friday, I will be on the list of proposed terminations.
Why was I chosen to be cut you may ask. The answer is: because I teach a subject that is not REQUIRED by the state. For some reason, Fine Arts (I teach elementary music) is seen as “fluff” by some. I don’t know how much brain based research has to be done to prove otherwise but that’s just the way it is. I’ve done my best to accept this but it is hard to hear that no matter how awesome you are at your job (and believe you me, I am freaking awesome at my job!), you’re being let go because that awesome job you’re doing isn’t seen as necessary.
FYI: It wasn’t just me. All of elementary music in the district is being cut as well as all probationary contract employees (and that’s just the beginning, people).
ANYWAY, the point of this post was to introduce my faithful readers to my new blog button on the right. Isn’t it fantastic? Okay, not really but I was really proud of myself.
In other news, I purchased a Gypsy last night…..no, you non-crafters, I did not purchase a human to roam and perform musical and/or magical acts for me (though that would be quite awesome). A Gypsy is a tool that connects to your Cricut. You can use it to “mess with” with the images and fonts on the cartridges you have.
This better explains it:
After I really get my hands dirty with it, I’ll post some of my projects and a review!
Thanks for reading! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!