It’s been a slow week and a gradual easing back into work after Christmas vacation, which makes me a bit frustrated. I’m actually anxious to get back to a full teaching schedule and there definitely is such a thing as spending too much time on facebook.
But, tomorrow I’ve got my 7 a.m. class and it’s now 11 p.m., so I’m writing whatever (and the space bar is jamming, so I have to go back over every sentence)
My morning class canceled today, and then the first of my afternoon classes, so all I had was the German kindergarten. If any of the parents of the children in that group are readers of my blog (unlikely), I’m sorry, but you are raising a little monster.
The youngest boy wasn’t much of a problem, but one of the girls burst into tears because he made a little mark on her paper crown with a crayon and you would have thought she was burned by spattered grease. The other little girl kept screaming at me that I’d ruined her life, I had no idea what she was talking about. The oldest boy just kept giving deliberately wrong answers to everything and thinking he was funny (he is most definitely not funny).
After that fiasco, I met Helena at the book launch of an artist friend, which was a nice event. It was at a wine bar but neither of us drink wine, and they did a reading from the book, which I didn’t understand much of, it was in Czech, but it was just a lovely atmosphere, made me feel all cultured and shit, and I saw a couple of people I hadn’t seen for a long time, so it was a nice wind down to the evening.