just thanking God tonight for the run in I had with a former student at the college I teach at Monday night. on my way to my adjunct office for the hour I put in before class, I ran into a former highschool kid from my old job. I taught him Englihs when he arrived to USA in 2006. great guy, I couldn't remember his name and he just wouldn't say it and just kept laughing and denying that I really knew him. was quite fun. we talked and caught up, he finally if I was going somewhere, and then followed me to my office and talked and talked more. Why I'm thankful is he kept telling me what an impact I'd had on his English and how he'd always remembered me etc etc..he graduated in 2008 and is now in college. it was a lot of fun and he finally hinted his last name upon leaving and I remembered his first name immediately ugh! he's already on my facebook so I told him when he left i'd find out anyway. great great kid.
we agreed on meeting up again on a Monday earlier before my office hours on campus somehwere and catch up. I had a group of kid from India while at my old job and they are the most well-raised kind people. It was difficult to see them come to the states so wide eyed and open to new things, and then to put up with the joking and harsh cruel world of high school. But it's good to see the kindness and goodheartedness remains in most. chalk that up to their families staying involved in the church and communities. and not only that but I've seen on facebook the several activities they do, and even the volunteer work they constantly do. amen to all that.
otherwise my day was my usual Monday, up at the gym swimming laps at 530. and the one eventful thing is I show up and am teaching first hour and then another teacher's calss shows up at my door to move desks in. turns out today was the day we were changing rooms, no heads up at all!! ugh. well I just smiled in turn and sent my kids to the room we'd planned on using once I started traveling.. I strive on got my bat ready for whatever that school throws at me next! I'm thrilled just to get this day over with and actually able to come home after school tomorrow at 3pm. woot woot. hope everyone had a better start to the week. I wore a dress shirt and black tie today just in sort of honor of the whole 9/11 thing. I put the painting from below up on the screen at my night class and solicited comments from the class about the claim it made and meaning etc... I am feeling pretty good about my job and work lately, HAS to be the change in weather, but also the part about taking off next Monday since I"ll be driving back from AUSTIN CITY LIMITS!!! woo hoo. latest news is that my bud H and I are going on SUnday only, and Saturday tickets aren't going to work out after all. also his ex bf fell off the wagon after 1 year sobriety, and he may or may not be going with us etc etc etc blah blah blah I don't care I'll have fun regardless just getting back down to good ole sunny Austin TX! Friday come on soon... :)