I can hardly believe it is the end of January 2012 already! I'm thinking it's probably just me and getting older, but time doesn't crawl along anymore. My days are filled with teaching and night classes, finishing the raising of my seventeen year old son...all truth be told, he's pretty independent--except for the occasional reliance upon me for eating and a bit of sage wisdom... it seems life after 50 goes by far too quickly.
Anyway. I kind-of eased in January 2012 with my boys (Matthew is 26 started with now and soon to be wed in April) and my very best friend, Ahmad (Mod- as we refer to him now since that's what Punkpunk calls him.)
It's been a busy month of helping Mod pack..ok, watching Mod pack and move his things into storage. He's lived at this complex for twenty years and is forcing himself to give up his apartment because he wants to be serious about finding a house to finish growing old in. Anyway, he got all of his "junk"-- that's what I call everyone's stuff...if mine is good enough to be called "junk" then so's everyone else's. I drove him to the GBIA (airport) on Sunday. He'll be in Iran tying up loose ends, selling family property, finding a new house for his sister and mother-- who by the way is 91! Red tape in America is a pale shade of pink compared to the red tape in other countries so he'll probably not be state side again until nearly summer break. But we're both hoping, and I prayed before he left, that he would be home in time for Matthew and Belinda's wedding in April...we'll see.
My students are in full swing working on projects for open house, daily assignments and generally attempting to not drive me insane. That...in-and-of-itself...is pretty difficult to master for middle school students-- they thrive on driving their teachers nuts. But I bear it like a badge of honor because I love these kids! They'll be singing Glucose, Glucose (with the music from the Arches Oh Sugar, Sugar song... check out this link it's pretty cute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C78BMJ7D68I) for the parents and guest.
College classes drag on. I think I know what it feels like to be a professional student. June 2014 will not arrive soon enough! 51 and trying to get your degree is not the optimum way to securing a career future. lol My current classes, macroeconomics (yes- yuck..it is as awful as it sounds) and business communication have offered little in the excitement department. I'm ready to sink my teeth into some serious business classes but all good things in their own time.
Next time we have to discuss our republican president nominees.