Sand Through My Toes

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Archive for the month “February, 2013”

A TRIFECTA!!! 28th of the Month……

An update with three wonderful events!! 🙂
Event #1 – Feb. 28th
Thirteen select pilots have graduated in the first graduation class of 2013! My Three Grads
I am so very proud of all the students that accomplished this feat
along with those students that are still hitting the books to reach their goal.
Three of the graduating students started out in my classroom last August
and are now receiving their English Language Diploma.
Here they are – Hamid, Amani, and Shirzada – I am one proud teacher!!
Event #2 – March 28th
Just in case it has completely slipped your mind, it is MY BIRTHDAY in one month!  Yes, one month until I will celebrate with no carrot cake, no alcoholic beverage, and no Indian food.  At least I will remain sober and I know that my mom is smiling about that one!  But, please feel free to head out to The Ratskellar and enjoy an Andechs in my honor!  I promise to buy a round for those of you around in August when I return. 🙂
Beer and Beach
                           Not quite an Andechs nor my beach at home but sure did enjoy myself on this vacation a year ago!!
Event #3 – July 28th
I AM COMING HOME!  YEAH WOOH, YEAH WOOH, YEAH WOOH! Five fabulous months until I am back on my home turf with family and friends!  I look forward to my life returning to a non groundhog’s day status and sharing this wonderful experience with those that want to hear about it, and/or possibly see it, too!

Redemption Island…. Still Sent Away

            The powers to be that oversee the Language Branch and are obviously in a different pay grade than I am, determined it was time for Francine and Richard to move on!  Well, that was the last Sunday in January —  and thanks to cancelled flights, bad weather and just not having any flights at all, they were able to try to redeem themselves with a stay on Redemption Island for a whole week! After the week was up, and “de plane, de plane” was able to fly again, it was determined that they were not going to be accepted back on the compound and were sent on their way!  It has now been one week and I still find myself saying before bed “Don’t worry Francine, the alarm is set!”, “Yes, we are going to the gym after class!” or “Shall we get a Chai Tea Latte tomorrow instead?”  The guys in the compound have been great and they have filled in as my ” battle buddy” — you know, although packing some heat, still not allowed to travel alone! I wonder if any of them would want to stop by the Beauty Shop with me —  I don’t think I’ll press my luck so soon into this little niche! I do miss Francine and Richard dearly but do wonder how much longer I’ll get enjoy my quarters to myself??  I’ll keep you posted……  

Francine packing up her goodies….  for some reason, can’t upload the other pic!

Francine Packing It Up

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