This post is brought to you by a relentless bout of nesting. I use the word relentless quite literally–I have felt like I’m losing my mind, and acting like it too. If you think I’m exaggerating, well, let me tell you a story.
How do you like that word? It means “a confused jumble or medley of things”. Like the kids’ toy box, or maybe that casserole on Leftovers Night, or maybe a bit of an update made up of things that are too insignificant or underdeveloped to warrant their own posts.
I have been meaning to update for ages; I really have.
No! I mean it.
Ok…you’re right. By “ages” I really mean “weeks”. But still…! it is the thought that counts.
…Alright, alright, maybe thinking isn’t the same as writing.
But the point is that I am here now. So hide your rotten tomatoes, and put down your picket signs demanding news.
Today completed Full-Week-Of-Teaching-Number-Two. I really, really, really like my job. Alot. I mean, it’s challenging, but I enjoy it. This is a nice change from last year. And the year before that. And the year before that…
Benefit of Working with Small Children in Rural Area no. 1:
The surname “Krans” is easily misunderstood, leading to various kindergarteners crying for “Miz Crayons!” for help, or 5th graders asking your name, then asking “So, what color crayon are you?”
Kids are quite excited about learning Spanish. This is a plus, and makes my job easier. I love walking down the hall and hearing various holas and buenos diases and look, there’s the Spanish Teacher!s.
Benefit of Working with Small Children in Rural Area no. 2:
Stopping at a gas station near school and suddenly hearing your name being called from the SUV next to you, and looking to see three or four students hanging out the windows and waving.
The house has half a kitchen, complete with stove and working sink, hurrah! Thusly, this Monday saw Allis unpacking the very first box of kitchen supplies (namely pots and pans and silverware, and a few cups). Tuesday heralded the momentous occasion of First Meal Cooked in “New” House since Oct. 2007. And there was (and continues to be) much rejoicing.