Monday, September 17, 2007

A Little Down

Well, aside from when my back was bothering me and I was in pain (when I first got to Korea), I think I have my first bout of wanting to be back home. I don't know if I would really call it homesickness, but there might be a touch of it at least.

I have a lesson plan for my teacher's class for tomorrow afternoon that I need to get done, and I honestly just don't feel in the mood to do it. I'm trying to tell myself that the sooner I get it done, the sooner I can go and read or knit or even just play on the computer. But, that doesn't seem to be working. I'm stumped. I don't know what to do it on. It's only 7:38 pm and I want to go to bed. That's out of the question though, otherwise I will be up at 1 or 2 in the morning and I do have to work tomorrow. I already feel like I need a holiday, though that could be because we are teaching 3 classes on Saturdays now.

Thanks for all the prayers for my back. It seems to be pretty much all better now with just a few tweaks of stiffness in the morning - not as bad as it had been. I hope I never have back pain like that any time soon - or ever again.

There isn't a whole lot going on right now, just mainly working. However, every Wednesday evening (unless it gets cancelled for some reason), the foreign English teachers and a few of the Korean English teachers all get together for supper and to catch up on how things are going. Sometimes (or often) they go out for karaoke afterwards. That's not really my thing and because of my cold, I ducked out of going this past week (two others also didn't go). I suppose I'll probably go sometimes, but not all the time - especially if they get back late. We're supposed to go this week as well, but I don't really want to...I mean, I'll go to supper with them, but I don't want to go out to karaoke, mostly because of the drinking that goes on at that time.

Well, I suppose I really should go work on my lesson plan. It does need to get done. Have a Christ-filled day!


A Life Inspired said...

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Jayleigh said...

Good to know things are going well and you're keeping busy... that homesickness, while it might linger, I know you're a tough lady and you can dig deep into yourself and with God's help can get through.

I'm glad to hear the prayers were answered re your back. That's horrible to have a pain like that.

Take care and I am praying you find people with whom you have much more in common!

PJ said...

Here's to a better day...I know just a simple cold can really not help the situation. What would you like the most from home? Do you keep a journal? (other than the blog..but something more personal? that is helpful for me to clear things in my mind)

Pia said...

hi shelley. hope you're feeling a lot better now.