I caught the nastiest cold I've had in awhile (ok... in 3 weeks) last Thursday. This readjusting to a new country for those of us with impaired immune function is annoying. Since I started working in a school again, I've caught 3 major bugs. I'm burning through my sick days at an alarming rate. What kills me is not the physical symptoms, but the mental ones. Sleep-deprived Diana cannot cope with 14 year old sass in the way normal Diana can. As you may notice from my word count calendar for NaNoWriMo, life in all its forms just about stopped for me mid-last-week.
While I'm still hacking up a lung every 30 minutes or so and choking down the Vitamin C like I do chocolate on my period, my basic brain functions returned Tuesday evening, and I was able to complete my work week. But that's about all I've been able to manage. Seriously... You should see the pile of laundry awaiting me for tomorrow.
The good news? (1) I'm returning to hotline volunteering at the same place I worked three years ago (some new folks, some old friends). (2) I was approved to run my high school's drama club (with plans to get my certification endorsement in theater if I pass the test in January and then teach theater as an elective next year). (3) Min Gi obtained his MD driver's license, so we have purchased a second used vehicle through my uncle who will drive it down to us when they visit for the Thanksgiving holiday.
# 3 is a mixed bag. I don't really want to own one car, let alone two, but America is a country not well designed for pedestrian lifestyle, especially outside a major metropolitan city. So cheers to the continued destruction of the environment...
On with the show!