Tuesday, July 17, 2012

On a Tuesday Afternoon

My school has been pretty much silent for most of today.  Grades 4, 5 and 6 all went to the Yeosu Expo and left us subject teachers behind.  It's nice having a day to do nothing ... although, I think would have liked to use this day to clean up the apartment and do the dishes.  They are all waiting for me in the sink with their groupie fruit flies (gag). 

But instead of doing useful things around my house I spent some time loving on my sock yarn blanket, which has grown from the 3.5 squares I showed you in my last post to a whopping 59 squares.  Only 697 left before I'm done!  I'm really hoping that Santa brings me a whole bunch of mini skeins this Christmas. 

The toilet paper was the only thing I could find to use for scale.
I also got to spend some time chatting with two of my dearest friends back home.  Both of them have been dealing with some crap, so we talked about that.  And then we talked about all of the overwhelming feelings I am having about packing up and leaving Korea.  I love my friends so much ... no matter what is going on in their own lives they always manage to make time to make me feel better about all my first world problems. 

As freaked out as I am by the thought of moving  back home for good, I am also really looking forward to it.  I will miss a lot of what Korea has to offer in the job world (low responsibility, low work load, afternoons free, no paperwork, great salary) but there are a lot of things that I am looking forward to never dealing with again.  Like how this morning, the Office of Education sent out an email stating that they were going to change the way the end of contract bonuses will be paid and that it is going into effect for next month (when the bonuses are supposed to be paid) and will effect everyone who is staying regardless of the fact that they signed a contract 12 months ago that says they will get the bonus next month.  Because who really wants to be able to plan on things like bonuses, anyway?  Losers, that's who.

Also, I'm really looking forward to eating some good Mexican food.

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