Monday, September 26, 2005

Finally back online

Yes, I know it has been awhile since I've posted...I'm sorry. It's been a crazy few weeks (or month) since school started. I've got a full teaching load, and I'm also doing some administrative work - I'm the coordinator for the 3rd & 4th grades. This means that I meet weekly with the other primary school coordinators and with the director of the school to talk about school stuff, as well as to discuss students and any concerns I (or any of the 3rd & 4th grade teachers) have about said students. After I meet with the director, I then have to have meetings with the 3rd & 4th grade teachers to disseminate info. So...all in all, not that exciting, but it's keeping me on my toes, and it also will look good on my resume...

School is going well - I really like my students a lot, which makes a huge difference (I actually don't mind going to school every day, as opposed to last year, when I dreaded it).

Things have also been busy on the non-school front: F and I have gone away a couple of weekends (to Strasbourg, after a friend's wedding, and just this weekend to Hamburg), and the weekends that we haven't gone away have been devoted to some home improvement (in this case that means going to Ikea to buy stuff to help organize and beautify the apartment, and make it more livable for 2 people).

So I will try to update with some detail now...enjoy! (Or laugh, as I'm sure you will after this next post...)

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Dining Al Fresco

Due to the unusually good weather the past couple of weekends, F and I have finally been able to eat out on our balcony. We were hopeful and bought a table and chairs at Ikea in the spring, but weren't really able to use them until now.

We're hoping that Dusseldorf will experience an Indian summer so that we'll have some more opportunities to enjoy being outside.


I've been advised by my advisors that it might be best for me to write under a pseudonym as to protect my identity (and my job). So henceforth I will be known as Franciscovna. I will also begin refering to any friends/colleagues by only the first initial of their names. **

The origins of my 'nomme de blogge'?

Top Secret. Classified.

Well...not really. If you ask, I will explain it to you.

** all names changed to protect privacy.