Friday, February 26, 2010


This morning I took the bus to school, and just as I was standing on the bus congratulating myself on my achievement, I looked down to find the compartments of my purse all unzipped and my wallet missing.  Thankfully there was not a lot of money in the wallet, or in any case not a lot of money in US terms, and my driver's license won't be too useful.  Called the credit card company and had the card cancelled immediately, even though I thought that I had taken it out of my wallet (turns out I had, it's here in the apartment).  Great start to my day.

Then we were off to another school for more training and observing classes.  I had prepared my demo lesson plan for tomorrow, but when I got the SmartBoard program for my chapter there was very little there to work with, so I'm back to square one.  Using the SmartBoard with an actual lesson is much harder than just playing around with the features like we did yesterday, so I am wishing that I had at least a day just to mess around with it before doing a demo lesson with it.

Training went until 8pm, then everyone wanted to go for dinner, and since I don't yet know my way home, I had to go too, even though I was exhausted to the point of nausea.  We ate in a Pakistani restaurant which was fabulous.  I've enjoyed all the food here so far.  Some things resemble "American Chinese food" and some are totally new.

Then the hour long bus/cab ride home, and then our foreign director came by to install the SmartBoard program on my computer so I could practice with it (in my copious spare time between now, 11:20pm, and 8:30am tomorrow).  The programs look like they will take a couple of hours to download, so at least I'll have something to do when I wake up at 4:30am as I've been.

Needless to say, I'm feeling rather downhearted tonight.


  1. Good luck with the new programs and your lesson! -Cheryl

  2. Oh, Mary...I celebrate your adventure.
    A great HUZZAH! at least.

  3. Bummer about the wallet. At least it wasn't a huge loss.

  4. Cheryl, Christine and GL, thank you.