7.29.2011

Spilling the Beans

Hey guys!!  OK.  It's time to spill the beans about what's been going on behind the scenes here in the studio.  I've been busting at the seams to tell you, and wanted to do a video blog so you could hear the excitement in my voice, but dang if our house hasn't gotten a contract on it and I've literally spent every minute of my week looking at houses and freaking out.  I describe it like my friend Susan did when looking herself....I am Goldilocks walking into a house saying, "this is to big, this is too small, this is too nasty!!"  So I will be sure to show you our choice.  It's kind of exciting!!  We've lived here our entire married life (which is 16 years).  So it's a big deal.  Anyhoo............................

So, the news is I GOT A JOB!!!!  WAHOEY!!!  An art teaching job that is.  Geesh, can't even imagine me somewhere else, right?  And not only that, but it's my kid's SCHOOL!!!  How cool is that?  Can you hear me squealing???
I mentioned last year that I was interviewing for a job at another school.  It was a big private school and the job was way cool.  But honestly I had a pit in my tummy feeling about it.  I didn't get it, and was quite relieved.  When the job at Mailey's school opened up though I literally pounced on it.  And have been grinning the big cheese since.  So yes, God has a mysterious way of laying the path for us.  I can not be more excited about this opportunity!
So I am kind of flying like these love balloons on the bike right now.  I am sure after the first week of school I will be a little frazzled.  But teaching is my love.  It is.  And you know what, I'm good at it.  I know you are all thinking I am insane, that my art career is going along fine.  But we've weighed the pros and cons of me going back to work.  And one sacrifice will be shows.  I will have to choose shows carefully and ones that do not interfere with my teaching schedule.  I have 5 galleries now that are always asking for more work and those of you that do shows know you get stingy with your work during show times.  So I'll be sending more love their way.  It is also making me choose what path of art I want to pursue.  And I've decided that paint and metal are going to be it.  Can't do it all.  So little birdies and other fabric items will always be fun extra, but not part of my regular creative journey. 

Yeah.  I know.  LOTS of big changes around here.  I'll still be right here in my blog though.  Sharing the journey with you.  Probably making you laugh even more as we get ready to move.  Those of you that know my Billy, well you are probably already praying for me.  He is so laid back, where I am in total freak out mode.  In this house search his repeated comment is this, "I just need a roof over my head and we have to live in my district."  Like I said, there will be lots of laughing going on in this house over the next few weeks.  I start school next Thursday.....we close on the house August 26th.  I know.

13 comments:

nacherluver said...

Wowie-wow-wow!~!

Double triple congrats!!!

So glad to hear there will be laughter the next few weeks and not screaming or hair pulling. Sounds like some BIG changes and a big congrats to you for embracing that change. All good news. You deserve it!!!

garden clippings said...

Congrats on both...the house and the job. Yes, it's amazing how the Lord leads our path!!!

Jennifer Taylor said...

Congratulations on everything Jenni!!

Our Southern Nest said...

I am so happy for you! Congrats!

Alicia said...

Talk about excitement ! Congratulations on everything!

Jen said...

Hi Jenni!

I've been reading your blog for months now and I love love love your work and your blog. I'm an elementary art teacher (just finished my third year) and I absolutely love my job! I can't wait to see how you manage your personal painting and your classroom. I'll need to model after you, I'm sure. lol Good luck with everything right now... house, job, art, etc!!! And, congrats!!!!

~ Dawn ~ said...

Wow Girl... God is opening doors in rapid fashion and it will be fun to watch your journey! I wish MY daughter was at your daughter's school! You will bring so much sunshine and many puffy hearts to that place! Fun for them AND YOU! Congrats and hugs!

rachel awes said...

congratulations!!
& i adore your
bicycle painting...
bountiful blooms
rise out of u.
xo

Felicia said...

congratulations Jenni!!!!
I'm kind of exhausted listening to your schedule and also excited to hear how things go!!
for a nasty minute I thought you were going to say you were too busy to blog.... thanks for keeping us up to date!!!!
Best of luck with the moving.

~ Lollipop Doodles ~ said...

A GIGANTIC PUFFY HEART to you!!

CONGRATULATIONS on the sell of the house and the job! How lucky for all of those students to have you as their amazing & energetic teacher!! OK..we are moving to your district..lol!

Blessings to your sweet family as you find your new house to call HOME! Hugs! ~Victoria

Dianne said...

Congrats! I'm still trying to find my own art path... I love it all so much it's difficult trying to make the choice of what to pursue in earnest... Good luck in your move and keep us posted.

Beth HF said...

Teaching is the BEST! The kids I teach ask me, why are you always smiling Ms. Fuller? BECAUSE, I say, I LOVE MY JOB. I see making my art and teaching as two different worlds and try to spend an even amount of time between the two. So excited for you!! You can pick my brain for ideas and lesson plans because I've got them grade 1-8 :):)~Beth
BTW-I didn't see my art on the etsy front page and couldn't find any evidence of it (on craftcult) maybe it was someone else's?? I loved that you let me know either way though!!!

Pamela Holderman said...

I am so excited for you. I haven't been by in awhile as time does have a way of getting away from me. You will have so much fun with the little ones. I find that the projects I teach inspire my work and visa versa. You will have a blast, just don't let them sneeze on you - it happens more than you would think...

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