This takes lots of energy

What a whirlwind couple of weeks! I came down with a cold (which for me usually passes quickly) that is still lingering and disturbing my sleep. Friday (15th) my class went on a field trip leaving at 6:00 a.m. We went to Beaufort and were steeped in piratical! Then it was off to one of the aquariums here in NC. I drove to Wilmington to see my son honored for making straight As this semester! I should have spent the night as the drive back was difficult. On Sat. I helped one of my best friends celebrate her 60th birthday! Woohoo! That meant little was accomplished in terms of preparation on the house that weekend.

I’m feeling even worse this weekend, but I still managed to go through most of the stuff in the attic with another of my best friends. She went home with a carload! I have also started of list of things intended for certain people. A couple of boxes of books are packed to keep. Next I need to cart clothing to the thrift shop, check on storage rental fees, and call the Embassy of Kuwait.

Here’s hoping my cold will be shortly conquered and energy restored!


I had a delightful visit from my son this week for his spring break. He worked most of the time, but we had a few opportunities to talk and sort through some of his stuff. He is a really thoughtful and wonderful human being.

I also got my contract from the school! It was in English and Arabic, and the Arabic version is the binding one. Wish I knew what it said…haha. It established some options in case things just don’t feel right, but I don’t anticipate using them. I’m determined. It arrived with the handbook, so that has been interesting reading. I am going to need to supplement my wardrobe to some degree.  I also got an email responding to my query about putting on productions. To my great relief that is primarily up to the music teachers, not me. They said they wanted the focus of drama to be more on literacy, hence the interest in reader’s theater. I feel well suited for that.

March is such a busy month–many birthdays, Arts in Action just finished, long day field trip to the beach, Easter, and all the packing and purging at home. I’ve tentatively suggested that my family take turns trekking out here to help in the process. We’ll see how that goes.  Now it’s time to start the school week, so until next weekend…

News to me

It’s the weekend again and that is when I find time to ruminate on what needs to be done. I opened cupboards and drawers at school this week, only to be overwhelmed with what needs to be done. Same thing happened here at home. So I am inviting friends and family to come “shopping” at my house. Some things just need foster homes and some things need forever homes. 

Plus I’m still determining what I need to take with me. Alcohol is banned in Kuwait, so no favorite wine glasses need to come. 🙂 I believe I saw a picture of a pool in the complex I am supposed to live in, but modesty is highly touted so swimsuits or no. Maybe it’s only for men, as is entry into some buildings. Dancing is also forbidden. I guess we’ll call it “creative movement.” Boy, oh boy, is this ever going to be an adventure!