Lent and Teaching
February 17, 2010 9 Comments
I’m not Catholic. Nor am I really a practicing anything for that matter. I have Christian roots, and sometimes I even go to church, but I have long made peace with the nature of God (I could write books on my feelings about this… but this is a money blog, not a religion blog).
However, for those of you who do follow Lent, and you’re still curious about what you should give up. Consider not eating out. Cause I could sure use some blogging company. 😉
In other news… I turned down a teaching position at the community college for the summer. I was offered two classes that I had my pick of: one M/W from 9-noon and one T/Th 8-11am. There is no way that I could miss that much work twice a week, so I turned both of them down.
I told the chair to keep me in mind if an evening class opens up, but honestly, I’m really getting worn out this semester working a near full teaching load (I have 8 contact hours, my labmate who is starting a full time faculty position in the Fall will have 7, however “normal” loads would be 10-15 contact hours depending on the school). The point is, that working a full time job and teaching a near full load does not give a lot of time for much of anything else.
I have been failing miserably at this blog since the new semester started. I’ve been doing a piss poor job of keeping in contact with people. The only thing that isn’t miserable is the money situation. The extra hours means extra money, and I’m enjoying every last penny of my new found funds.
With the money habits I’ve established over the past year combined with my extra income I have TONS of money left over at the end of the month. I barely even need to check my account statement anymore, which is nice because I don’t hardly have any time to do so really…
However I definitely will admit that being TOO busy isn’t a problem I mind terribly. It beats going home every evening, sitting on my ass, and moping. =)
Also – did you know that if you spend all of your time working you don’t have a whole lot of time left to spend money doing other things? It is a scientific fact!