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Saturday Breather

Saturday, July 20, 2013

I continue to have a VERY busy schedule at the language school and not much time for anything else, it seems, but the three D's - dinner, dishes and duds. I've spending too much time on the internet, though, now that I'm able to watch videos on my new speedier laptop. That needs to change.

Update on the update in my last post:

The English class turned out to be super stressful, like no other group I've ever taught. Two of the three women decided they couldn't get along. I won't dwell on the issues, but let's just say my background in intercultural relationships and my classroom management skills were put to the test. I also had private conferences with each of the women (not usually part of my job description), offered my support and tried to encourage both of the discordant ones to forgive and move on so that they could all benefit from the course instead of turning it into a negative experience. It continued to be tense, but there were no more outbursts after the talks.

The new group, also culturally diverse, is a piece of cake in contrast. I notice I'm sleeping better since the feuding ladies are no longer in my life!

It took until yesterday to finalize the sale of Dad's car, but am really glad that's done and that I no longer have to pay the insurance bill for a car that I'm not driving. So grateful for the help I had from stateside friends through the process.

On the down side, I am 99% sure that I have plantar fasciitis so there will be no running for awhile. Since I no longer have a car here, I've been walking a lot and have developed serious pain in my right foot. Am taking all the recommended steps and will be going to the doctor on Monday.

This means finding alternative ways to exercise. I still have to do a lot of walking, but need to kick things up a notch cardio-wise to get back to weight loss mode. Swimming pools are too far away for regular visits. My bike needs repairing, but that looks like it might be the best way to go so will move that closer to the top of the To Do list.

Hope you are all enjoying the weekend, too!
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    I'm glad to hear that things have worked out for you.

    emoticon I hope your right foot starts feeling better.
    1792 days ago
    Great to hear from you...sorry to hear of your classroom "drama"...who needs THAT?!?

    Of course LOVE the idea of dusting off the bike! :-)

    1793 days ago
    Glad your current class is more peaceful! That sounds like a real challenge.

    Good to hear the sale of the car is finalized. That is probably a relief to not have to pay insurance anymore.

    I can relate to the foot pain. Hopefully the doctor will be helpful and you'll get some help there. Biking sounds good. I got a bike recently and I find it is a great way to exercise. It might be a nice alternative to all the walking you've been doing to get around as well. emoticon

    Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon
    1794 days ago
    I'm glad to hear you got your dad's car sold. It is one less thing to have to worry about.

    I hope you get back to biking. I really enjoy it and it burns lots of calories. emoticon
    1795 days ago
    Continue focusing on you priorities and with help from above, all should begin to fall in place. You have been anointed with some very special gifts and I'm glad to see others benefiting from your wisdom. I'm beginning to take steps to lessen my online time so that it represents a force for good versus petty busyness. I enjoyed dinner last night at The Chop ... Pointing out where the cove shoppes are less than a mile away as my brother and his wife just closed on a house in that city last Thursday. Family connections (New and old) are awesome.
    1795 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/20/2013 2:37:11 PM
    So emoticon to see you here at SP Michelle. I hope that emoticon works out for you.
    I can identify with easy access to movies on my fast computer....::I need to make a change too.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! emoticon Laura
    1795 days ago
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