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Where Have You Gone?

The month is almost over and it seems Ive not written much. Not because I haven't had the chance. Just being lazy about it. Not much is going on. School ended on a high note with a few mishaps-flooding of the school, still working on the science room,fog (no students),practicing for National day,etc. So much and yet so little seemed to happen this term. I didn't even get to pass out my most improved certificates. I do hope that the new term provides more opportunity for teaching. I also hope the principal comes back...now that I think about it, I miss her walking around school looking at us,lol.

This is the last week of our three week break. Time to start going to bed at a more reasonable time. I also need to finally finish getting rid of clutter and cleaning up as the Mr. will be making his return soon! We have plans to do more than sit in front of a screen.


ooooomg, Im certain this year will be ending before I know it. Im done posting about where Im going or what Im going to do because I just don't know. Who knew some things would be so difficult. Maybe its just not my time. I can live with that. Doesn't make it any easier going down memory lane-looking at old pictures,videos, and student work. I REALLY miss teaching at home. Maybe I should learn Arabic. That may help,haha.







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