Teaching can be an amazingly difficult task, trying to motivate students to learn and think on their own when they don't want to. Class went extremely well today. We had a class discussion on different music genres and the students really enjoyed it. Makes me happy :)

Teachers deserve more respect than what they are given in this country. Its quite sad, really, how society values education but not the people that are helping to provide it.

what to do....

Too many things at once. What to do.... what to do.....

one thing off the list

Flash module programming for French Department completed and approved. Woo-hoo!!!! One thing off the list, another two dozen to go...


I'm starting to have nightmares again. It started sometime last week. Babies have become a common occurance, but this time instead of just one, there are dozens of them. They are all in this pool of water, happily swimming when all of a sudden they start sinking, drowning. A feeling of helplessness washes over me, confused as to why they were all starting to drown, I woke up, finding my body tense and cramped all over.

Another dream involved some kind of an operation with my mother. She is lying on this table. The doctor opens her up and inserts what resembles a huge fish tail (imagine the bottom half of a mermaid if mermaids really existed) into her chest cavity. Instead of sewing her back up, he attaches a zipper. Horrified, I turn away from the scene and look down at my own chest. What do I find? I have a zipper too and am also lying on an operation table. I unzipped it to see my heart and lungs beating, breathing rapidly. Quickly zipped it back up and tried to sit and stand, get away and try to make sense of all this. As soon as I stood, it felt as if all the blood in my body was rushing out, leaking from the crevices of the zipper, draining from my body. I fainted.

Must be stressed... These kinds of dreams are appearing too frequently for it not to be.

no time

Been busy, busy, busy lately. So many loose ends to tie-up. I long for those Saturday college days when I could wake up late and just hang out. One of my best friends from college came to visit. Yoko was working on the Breast Cancer 3 Day walk yesturday. After the ceremony, spent time helping her clean up. People are so messy! Wish they were more considerate and would clean up after themselves. Took us two hours to pick up random trash.

Before heading off to the next city, she gave me a big hug. Funny girl, after all these years, she decides then to point out that I'm tiny! LOL!!! No kidding! Yes, I've always been small :) She was utterly puzzled and asked if I shrank. LOL! Ah, it will be hard not to be able to see her for a while.