The decision is final...

After a short visit to the Jewish Theological Seminary, my decision was made: I'm going to JTS! I was leaning heavily towards them before visiting just because they gave me so much financial aid, but I wanted to make sure they'd be a good fit. I knew the instant I walked through those doors.

The area of Manhattan is just perfect: produce markets, coffee shops, falafel places, and green green green. The Manhattan School of Music and Columbia University are withing walking distance, and so is Central Park. Not to mention, I was told, it is the safest area of NYC. The campus is intimate and cozy with a tiny enrollment size (there are only 55 undergrads graduating this weekend!). I felt so comfortable and was warmly welcomed by everyone I met, and they were all so willing to go out of their way to help me get to where I needed to be or what I needed to know. AND there is housing a-plenty for me to live on-campus! The lady I met in financial aid even told me to make sure I put in for "entertainment expenses" when I anticipate how much of a loan to get! haha. Everyone had something wonderful to say about the area and the great things that are provided for students and anyone working at the school. I was told that I'd know every student by the end of my first semester.

I think I've made the right decision. :) Now to do the paperwork and formally notify them of my decision!


And so begins May...

Well May is finally here and it is SUPER busy! I'm not going to get in teaching everything that needs to be taught to the 7th grade. When I mentioned it to the other teachers they said, "Oh well, teach them off the exam because we get that soon." Well alrighty then. May is just packed full of field trips and play practices and concerts! phew! I get to go to the zoo on Friday with preschool and kindergarten! yay! I'm really excited about that.

I now have a summer job working with the same company only a different house for their summer camp! That should be fun! Unfortunately I need to put in for a house transfer and can't get a hold of my house because they have the fax set up. All I get when I call is SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEECH!!!! Deafening.

Did you know that my automatic spell checker says that the word scrapple doesn't exist? Weird.

Next week I'm going to see the Jewish Theological Seminary! woot! I received an email from them last night saying they'd have all my "meeting times" set up by tomorrow and were wondering if I wanted a tour of the graduate housing. SHA-WING! I hope that means they have space available and I don't have to look for an apartment in Manhattan!

My little brother is now home from college too! I missed my widdle brova. ;) His graduation is this weekend and we're all going up to Jordan's cabin for a party celebration!!! I'm excited. Then my dear little brother will be home for....a really really long time! Just like me! haha.

Well, time to try the house again and then back to work for the afterschool program! Today was payday, too! I'm only $100 away from my new laptop now!!!! I hope I can get it by the end of June so I can start learning how to use a Mac. lol.