Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Shout out to all my friends in Korea!

Ok, I really only have one friend in Korea. And well she is not a friend in the typical sense of the word. She is the daughter of one of my dearest online friends and let me tell you she is smart and funny and if I lived in Korea I am confident she and I would be fast friends!! She has undertaken the amazingly brave task of teaching English in Korea! Go check out her blog here. Every once in awhile when she blogs of the trials and tribulations of teaching I try to pop in with a nugget of teaching wisdom. It is worth noting here that it has been 8 years since I was a classroom teacher, and while being a school counselor is rife with it's own challenges, it is not the same as teaching day in and day out. Additionally, with the exception of my first teaching job, all of my years in the classroom were in a nice suburban school with nice suburban children. So really my nuggets of teaching wisdom are completely useless in light of the challenges she faces on a daily basis. So Kati, my hat is off to you and what you do. I am amazed with the grace and fearlessness you have shown during your adventure!

Kati sublty :) pointed out that I have not blogged forever and she is right. Normally it is a case of me not really having too much to say. But these days it is because I have too much to say and can't sort out what I should share.

So here are the highlights:
  1. School is crazy this year. Kids are keeping me hopping; I see no light at the end of that tunnel unless you count summer vacation!
  2. DS is liking preschool this year and is even showing signs of abandoning his underachiever role in this world. This is a good thing because his dad and I are uber-achievers and we are really floundering on parenting a kid that is not excelling.
  3. Politics are consuming me and I can't wait for all of this to be over. I love my family more than anything, but I am definitely of a different mind politically than anyone else. It leads to contention and it is lonely being the only one that is right! (love ya' sis)
  4. I miss scrapping and am needing a creative outlet, but I am too damn tired at the end of the day. I need to find some me time, but you all know how hard that can be.
  5. Last but not least, I am immeasurably blessed by friends close by and online. Especially those that would take the time to post on their blogs to get me to get off my sorry rear and back into the swing of things! Thanks Kati. I am touched, really touched!!


Julie (It is.) said...

Indeed, thank you Kate. I now know twice as much about the status of my friend's life as I did before ;)

Life has its cycles; I hope this relentlessly busy one doesn't last too long :( We do miss you, but no worries, we'll be there when you can breathe!

Shanners said...

Nice to see you back on your blog! I hope life calms down for you a bit. :) I know what you mean about finding time to scrap. I finally got one done tonight - and it took 10 hours! (off and on) because I can't just sit and do anything uninterrupted. I hope you get to scrap a page soon, too. :)

Kati said...

Yay Miss Chris! Thank you for posting. I was concerned because the last post non-scrapping was quasi-sad news. It really does sound like a lot is on your plate; hope you find a few hours for yourself. Enjoy the fall!

MissChris'sMom said...

Dear Christinie,

Your blog writing isd excellent, and I love you even if you going to vote for that terrorist lover!!


Kati said...

First, I'd like to say I love that your mom throws it out there and just says, "missChris'smom." Second, my aunt used to go to a Korean lady in Seattle who only charged $15 for a pedicure. Third, what color? :)

Mama to Haley and Isaac said...

I am feeling a writers block. I have nothing witty to say in retort. Not much of a Maverick am I?

Miss Chris said...

Mom, I fully intend to vote for that terrorist lover! I still love you too!

Kati, I can get behind a $15 pedicure, maybe I need to do more checking around! I bought OPI's Romeo and Joliet and Crepes Suzi-ette.

Karen, You are definitely not a maverick!! :)

Hummie said...

I miss scrapping too. Band season is almost over and then I'll have my weekends back.

I sure hope you get some time too.