Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Yi er san si wu liu qi ba

It's not every day we get to make calls to the furnace guy, the plumber, the garage door repairman, and the yard guy.

All!

In one day, lucky us!

Fixing broken stuff, all of it. Good thing we gave a bunch of money to our former yard guy to redo our backyard and he has been AWOL for 8 months. Actually, not good thing. That was sarcasm.

In other news, I went in to help out in Isaac's Chinese class today for the first time. How awesome is it that all these 6 and 7 year olds can count to 100, recite poems, do the hokey pokey, write characters, do addition problems, and sing songs in a language they knew nothing about a few months ago? Not sarcasm this time, it really is awesome! I am taking advantage of a Chinese instructor who is giving some parents lessons in the language and even though it starts at 9:30 on Monday nights and I never want to go out in the cold at that hour to go, I'm always really glad I did. It's amazing to learn new things. The kids today were duly impressed that I can count along with them in Chinese. Yay me. I like knowledge. I like gaining it and I like being empowered by it. I usually eventually forget it, but then I can gain it again and it's empowering all over again, so it's all good.

In related news, I am also taking a South African Liberation Movements history class and have a big hairy term paper due before Thanksgiving.

For all of the above reasons (repairman phone calls, volunteering for disparate causes, Chinese class, motherhood, history class) and oh, so many others, my house is approaching tornado-dom. Wild and crazy times these are.

9 comments:

AmyJune said...

The thought of ever having to write a term paper again is kind of horrifying to me...especially with the added distraction of kids.

abby said...

wo xihuan ni.

Emily said...

Ni de xiansheng shuai ma?

Anonymous said...

shengmu nieshi lon xyiha tsusho. AG

Neil and Diana said...

Wou.

abby said...

dui le.

Steve said...

You should write term papers more often -- procrastinating helps you come up with reasons to write blog posts.

Jennifer said...

"South African Liberation Movements?" Come on, how bad can a term paper be for a dance class?

Bad joke aside, why would you do that to yourself with five little kids? You really need to take some cues from me on lowering your standards for personal growth. I made an appointment to get my roots done next week, and figure that will suffice for the month of December. You get the idea.

Anonymous said...

You make me laugh, Jenny. Like the old times. AG