We are both still trying to figure out this blog thing..so be patient with us. I am fairly confident that eventually we will have an awesome blog! :)
A lot of people have been asking about what our days look like here in the Land of the Morning Calm..
This is Our USUAL schedule:
Alarm goes off. I am usually very grumpy and open the window next to the bed to see if it is raining. (It usually is not--which means that we have no excuse to not wake up and run) I get up and Zachary shortly follows (now convinced that we are actually getting up because he was hoping I would lay back down---even though if I did he would still be up by 6:30 am anyways)
Meet Sally,our coworker who has started running with us down stairs in front of the park for our morning run. (she is great motivation to get up-her standing down there waiting for us keeps us accountable)
6:15 am- 7:15 am
Shower and get ready
The mornings are a little all over the place and a little rushed. So usually we are doing one of the following> finish getting ready, make breakfast, drink coffee, talk on skype, clean, spend time with the Lord, finish something for work
Walk to work.
Arrive at work--4th Floor. Office is silent :)
The kids arrive. The school erupts with the sound of children. It's a bitter sweet moment. :)
Grade work, prepare for the day, write weekly reports
Bell Rings, Off to class!
Kindergarten. Non stop. Constant interaction. But love every second with these kids. We love our Kindergarten!
Lunch. We usually eat school lunch at our desk and grade papers.
Rest of Kindergarten class.
Very short break while classes are changing. A chance to go to the bathroom and that's about it.
First Elementary class (These are kids that have been at school all day and then come to LCI for English) (We have MWF and TuesThu 2:30 and 4:00 classes- 4 elementary classes total) (Tues Thursdays at 2:30 I teach a drama class)
Short break for class change
Second Elementary class (Zachary and I have the same Tuesday Thursday 4:00 class. I teach them from 4:00-4:45 and then have a prep period while Zachary teaches them grammar. Zachary has a prep period from 4:00-4:45 and then teaches them grammar during my prep time. I go back and teach them from 5:30-6:10pm and Zachary gets off early)
6:10-6:20 to 6:45ish
Finish any extra work needed.
Either pick up groceries to cook or go out to eat
Clean up, walk home, finish dinner
(Our nights always look different....but it always consists of eating amazing food for dinner and not much else)
In bed. Preferably by nine the latest 10:30
Wake up and do it all over again
We don't really have free time.
The weekends have consisted of different things. But mostly Fridays we go out to eat with our co-workers and Saturday and Sundays we sleep a lot (well I do), rest and clean. We ideally want to travel on the weekends but we are still too tired! We have gone to church twice. We are still trying to figure out and pray through what that will look like for us here.
There's a little glimpse at our daily life here!
Posted by Heather