The god Janus Geminus is swiftly approaching his time. As we look forward to the new year, I thought we could all look backward upon my year, as I am sure that is your all-consuming passion, to know about my life. Here are a few highlights:
We got our first family pet after being married for 10 years. Oliver Twist (aka, Ollie) was waiting for us at the SPCA last January.
My brother joined the Navy and graduated from boot camp in April thereby providing an answer of the prayers of many that he could get a job and have that job be one in which he used the considerable number of degrees he has amassed.
Troy got a new and better job thereby enabling him to escape the harrowing and disorganized world of non-profit service.
We went to Maine after many years away, which was delightful, even tho we didn’t see any saber-toothed tigers or get hypothermia, in spite of Rob’s predictions.
I got a job at in adult ed program teaching ESL.
I took over all proofreading responsibilities for my Korean university. And began panicking about the ESL job.
I began getting more hours for ETS and really, really began panicking about the ESL job.
We hosted a Korean university student at our house for 3 weeks before she started classes at Wittenburg U.
I worked all three jobs and about went crazy during the first fall session.
We got a couple stray cats in our back yard.
I went to Korea, my well-beloved second homeland, for 10 days in October (even tho it really wasn’t the same w/out Troy)
I got a class dropped for the ESL job and things were much better.
My brother met a girl.
Various cultural activities were attended.
My ankle finally got back almost to normal a year after breaking/surgery. I can actually run now almost as well as I could before (which really isn’t saying much since I’m a terrible runner. I mean it.)
Previously mentioned stray cats took over our basement.
We bought a piano after 10+ years of not having one and more than that of not playing (I’m not rusty AT ALL).