Wednesday, September 28, 2005


It is amazing how busy the life of a teacher is. I am currently teaching six classes for four different departments: English 4 and Family Relations to the Science of Education department, Philosophy of Education to Nursing, Pre-intermediate English to the English Academy (of which that is the only class), and English to Fifth Grade and Sixth Grade (separately) at the elementary school. This week is time to turn in monthly grades, and I am working furiously to get them ready.

In addition to all this, of course, I dedicate part of my time to my girlfriend, and I also try to relax some. Balance of this nature has never been something I’ve been particularly good at. But I thank God (literally, of course) that I’m getting better.

The trip to Peru is still in the plans, but it has been moved chronologically. Now we are headed to Peru this December. We’re also planning on taking some time during that trip (about three weeks is the plan) to visit Machu Picchu, partly because even though it is an internationally-known and important site of Peru, she’s never been there either. So we’re saving up money for the December trip and planning to save up more in the spring for another trip and a wedding. A tentative date is July. Note the word “tentative,” meaning “Not fully worked out, concluded, or agreed on; provisional; uncertain; hesitant” (

I hope everyone who reads this has a great day!