Another bloody luke warm cup of coffee! I put the kettle on and then do a bit more work and then go to make a coffee - could have sworn the damn thing had just boiled. Is about my sixth cup today so ten guesses how much sleep Ryu and I will get tonight! Bugger. Should stop. Last one.
My translation quote got accepted - so yes, I probably should have asked for more. They didn't get back to me until after lunch though, by which time I had already started. After all, it has to be in two weeks today so every bit of available time...
There are 59 sections - or subjects rather- for which I have to translate course guidelines, objectives, teaching method etc. I've finished five - a big fat five. And no that doesn't mean that I will get it finished and some at this rate as I started on the really short ones to ease my self into it!!
In a couple of days I will be banging my head against the wall and wondering why I agreed - especially when the computer fucks up for the millionth time and it takes thirty fricken seconds to open a page. I can't even have two windows open at the same time!! Shou asked me why I had two computers set up - he stopped listening half way through my explanation.
So, is time to get dinner sorted, bring in the washing and vacuum perhaps. Then its all kiddy stuff until seven and then hub can deal to Shou and I will try and get another three or four hours in before bed.
Joy joy to the next two weeks of my life.
Should've asked for more money.
I went to the primary school today to talk about upcoming lesson - this Thursday. I haven't been for a few weeks but apparantly they aren't any further ahead in the text book. Excellent. Absolutely no interest in teaching the kids English until native comes and does it for them. I somehow offered to sort everything out for the next three lessons - this week, next week and one time in December. Bloody awesome. Why is that when you suddenly get busy you think it perhaps a good idea to take on some more shit!
Is piss basic lessons though. This week is 'animals' - for which I think we'll just run round grunting and mooing for 45 minutes. Next week is 'subjects' for which I might just teach 'home economics' and pass round crackers with vegemite and watch them all barf. The final week is 'my lunch' for which I might just take a cheese and lettuce sammy and a yoghurt and we can compare who had it better for school lunches.
Other than that, have to get letters to Santa sorted, my own English organized, and still have to time to pray to the gods of oinky flu that none of our house gets it.
For at least two weeks.
And the day after the translation is due hub and I are taking Marina to Fukuoka for her one year check up. December the 2nd Illahee - we are leaving first thing and Granny K is taking Shou to kindy in a taxi again. I will be shattered from perhaps not having slept for the next two weeks but if you can meet up ....
I should be the foreigner with puffy eyes wandering around in a daze pushing a pushchair at about opening time - 10am?
So, no blogging in the evenings for the next two weeks - is too easy to get sucked into the blogosphere and not resurface for an hour or so.