Still recovering from the bronchitis. Taught on Wednesday and Thursday evenings without much difficulty, but that's just one hour per day. I hope I've rested enough to survive the next 3 days, as this weekend will be even more intense than usual, with the addition of the school Easter party and working on Monday. 9 hours on Saturday, 8 hours on Sunday, and 3 hours on Monday. Then I'll come home and sleep until Tuesday night...
I pulled a muscle in my back yesterday, and now it wants to spasm. Can't find anything resembling an ice pack here; frozen goods are not packaged the same as they are at home. The pharmacy sells these sort of giant sticky bandages infused with Tiger Balm, it helps a bit and gee, I sure smell interesting.
I got all my lessons done by 7pm tonight, I'm getting them done a bit earlier each week, which feels really good.
Spring is coming here. The trees have the buds of leaves and flowers on them. I am hoping that when things leaf out, Jinan will be much more beautiful. As a Californian, arriving here at the end of winter probably gave me the worst possible impression, with all the trees looking dead. Will have to look for some houseplants one of these days.