Saturday, November 5, 2011

Saturday Recap

Just a few points to encapsulate this past week:

  • For the past few weeks, Ed and I have been attending weekly RCIA classes at our parish. We skipped Wednesday's class; we needed the night off after having gone to Mass the previous night and knowing we had tickets to a concert the next night (the tickets had been bought before we knew we'd been attending RCIA). I'll be blogging more about our RCIA classes at some point, but for now, we're enjoying going, although each class is 90 minutes in a lecture-format, led by a very nice, very funny, slightly curmudgeonly priest who goes off on regularly scheduled tangents. At the end of a day that starts at 6 a.m. for me and 6:45 a.m. for Ed, with a perhaps hourlong stop at home for dinner, by 9 p.m. we both just want to go home and collapse.
  • On Thursday night, Ed and I went to the Vienna Boys Choir concert at Abravanel Hall. It's a concert I'd been looking forward to for months, and I'm glad we went. Apparently there are approximately 100 choristers currently, and they're broken up into four touring companies, the result of which is that as a whole they give about 300 concerts a year. We were in the nosebleed section, although the concert hall was only about two-thirds full, but I was too cheap/poor to pay for the more expensive tickets (which, to be honest, weren't really all that expensive, but it was a compromise between frugality and a really strong desire to go to this concert). In any case, we really enjoyed it; the concertmaster was excellent, the boys were great, and music was covered from the 17th through the 20th centuries.
  • Yesterday I discovered that the substitute teacher pool at Canyons School District will be closing next week, so I filled out the (inordinately long) application, collected the necessary additional documents, and hightailed it over to their Substitute Office, handed over my paperwork, copy of my teaching license and other integral paperwork, and got myself fingerprinted. (The office closes at 2:30 during the week; normally I wouldn't have been able to even submit the paperwork in person, but the middle school was closed for an in-service so I had most of the day off.) I had noticed that only one orientation was listed - and one must attend the orientation before one can sub - and held at a date and time when I would be teaching one of my UVU classes. Before I completed the application, I telephoned the office and reached the secretary, who wasn't sure if I would be permitted to arrive late, so I decided to submit an application anyway; when I explained my situation to the woman who takes care of these things, she looked slightly askance - shocked? I'm not sure - but it turns out that another orientation will be held in December, so I can attend that one.

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