the good, the bad, and the crushing…

So much to say, where to start?  I left off the last blog about the interview, so I will continue there.  I had a meeting on Saturday with another head of the middle school, Lauren.  She met me, and we ended up talking for 2 straight hours! First she told me some crazy ego-boosting things. …

Interview adventures

I have never tried to blog on my iPad, but my computer is dead. In fact, not only is my computer dead, but my internet has not been working since last night, but I’m just full of things to say! I went on an interview yesterday for the same school, but this time for the…

Reoccurring themes

This was quite an interesting weekend with a lot of very Shanghai nuances.  I had a three-day weekend:  Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, because last week’s holiday was on my day off.  It was also payday.  Last month, because of my expensive surgery, we couldn’t do anything, or go anywhere.  It really sucked for many weeks,…

Spring and random observations.

Easter passed pretty quietly, especially since I had to work.  Everything’s been very low-key the past few weeks since I’m very low on funds.  The weather’s been beautiful.  We take walks, but that’s about it for entertainment right now. Between the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy, it’s been a bit of a magical time. …

The very good, the bad, and the annoying.

First, the good news.  Ladies and gentlemen, it’s not cancer!  Yea!  Jump up and down, happy dance.! I found out today that it’s just a swollen thyroid. The bad news is, that it cost me A LOT of money.  We are trying to negotiate.  The room cost $300, and I was only in it for…

The Chinese Hospital Adventure

Got up very early this morning, before my alarm, sadly.  And got ready to go.  I wore my red underwear and red socks because those are lucky in China.   It was easy to get a taxi at 8 am, but it was pouring rain.  Got to the hospital, walked into the VIP section, and they…

Imagine my confusion…

I’ve heard two things recently that I want to address.  The first was when I was chatting on-line with an old friend I haven’t talked to in years.  She says she loves keeping up with me on facebook and stuff, and at one point she said something like, “It’s so great to see you following…

Timing

This blog won’t have pictures, just a few stories I wanted to share. We went to see Beauty and Beast on Monday.  I personally thought it was really great right up to the point when Hermione was kissing Matthew Crowley.  Could not wrap my head around it.  But, here’s the funny thing.  Rumi is on…

Some days…

I know it’s been a while and I am not sure where to start.  Health issues have kept me away from sitting at a computer.  But also, it seems like it’s been a busier time than usual.  Everyday seems to just be so tiring. I don’t want to get into my health issues until I…

In the scheme of things

Life in Shanghai is always interesting; mostly good, sometimes disappointing, but always interesting.  One, thing that may sound weird is that though this is a big city, the pace of my life is so much slower than it was in America. In America, I woke up before 6am every morning to get the girls ready,…

Chinese New Year

I think I’m going to backtrack today and talk about Chinese New Years.  There are some things that are common here at this time.  Chinese employees at all companies get what’s called a “13th month check.”  Everyone gets paid once a month, but around New Years, they get paid double.  I don’t get this bonus….

The Year of the Rooster.

I’m so far behind in blogging.  I think my last one was around Christmas.  There are a million things on my mind, but very few I want to share.  I’m on day three of my 10 days off for Chinese New Years.  Project 24 hour pajamas is under-way.   The first two days were fun…