Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Life is so complicated.

well not really but it seems that way at this moment. I have a to do list a mile long, make that 2 lists one for home and one for school . Want hear about them? That was a rhetorical question so get comfy.

- 32 report cards by May 20
-32 graduation hats made by May 28
- mothers day concert and tea
- graduation show to prepare - I finally got it written, now the kids have to learn it
- finish the May calendars
- deal with the disappointment of my kids whose field trip was cancelled for tomorrow due to the threat of thunderstorms. If the sun is shining I will scream.
- clean and pack my classroom
- mail packed contents of classroom back to Ontario
- work 3 Saturdays in May, picnic, graduation and carnival
- teach everyday, that means I have to plan something, although flying by the seat of pants has worked well this week.
- come up with some witty speech for graduation, one that will entertain the children and their parents.
- my personal favorite, attend a thank you party held for me by my kids families, 32 kids, 64 parents + siblings in some swanky restaurant = chaos, at least I think it will be.

My list for my own life is a little easier
- pack
- mail packing to Canada
- ship dog to my parents
- eat
- knit
- plan trip to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia
- pack some more
- clean my apartment and find homes for all the thing I won't be taking like the TV
- see all the things I have meant to see all year in Taipei
- vacate the apartment on June 17th so I can leave for Thailand and a month of seeing the world.

I know I can do it all but the tasks seem a tad overwhemling at the moment. On a brighter note I was RAOKed yesterday, Carrie from Southern Fried Knitting sent me a card. I so love getting mail.

Off to bed

FYI - if you asked me for a chibi it is in the mail, I sent the last batch out on Monday. If anyone one ( or more) else wants one let me know.


Kristen said...

oh goodness you have a lot going on! Are you returning to Asia after this summer? (and has your dog been shipped before - that sounds like quite a process for such a cute thing to undergo...)

Thanks for your comments - I'm a big late getting around to see where you are on the web, but the little reading I've done in your blog is fascinating, and I can't wait to go back and read about your adventures! (if you're serious about the chibbi's then perhaps I'll take you up on that too....)

Good luck with your list - you have made my own "to do list" pale in comparision!

Kristen said...

I can't find your email, so I'm leaving (yet another!) comment. I'd love to have a chibi (I'm with you and love getting mail!) and I can either put some things in the mail to you, or paypal you. Let me know! (kritenoel at yahoo!)

Jess said...

Hi Justine,

Phew! I read that list and felt tired... awful thing is... if I made a list it might look a bit similar. My students are older, and I don't have to make them hats, but end of year is a tough call!

Hope your dog will be ok on the long journey!

If you ever do come to London - I'll treat you to one of those cheese sandwhiches,



Michelle said...

Wow! Good luck with all that.

I once heard a really nice graduation speech where the speaker interspersed the speech with these profound quotes and then the quote would be from Kermit the Frog or Elmo or Prince.

Just a thought. It was sweet but made us think too.

Maureen said...

Good luck with all you have to wrap up. Also, enjoy your travels and have a safe trip. Hope Tai enjoys her journey too.

Kimberli said...

Per your lovely comment on my blog... YEP - the "getting of the Chinese Visa means I'm coming back baby! I'll be in Taiwan the 17/18 of May.
I arrive mid-day the 17th and actually leave the 19th (early.)
I'm about to start booking in meeting times/diners
GIRL - LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU ARE FREE (if you are free) TO HANG, EAT, LYS?, etc!

Anonymous said...

This is your Secret Pal! My name is Renata, an dI live in Oregon, although you probably already knew that from the return address label.
It was a real treat to find you interesting gifts, and even more fun reading your blog, an activity I'm not going to give up now that SP4 is over.
I hope you and your dog enjoyed getting the packages.
Good luck with your To Do list, and keep of knitting!

Samantha said...

I would love to have 2 of the pink chibis! I can send money or do Paypal, whichever is easiest for you! Thanks in advance. (technorhetor at gmail)