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Winter update...
WOW- this year is seriously speeding by....I can't believe I've been Ostrava for 6 months already!!! Just shows how doing what you love and being financially secure can make a BIG difference in your life!! I'm still absolutely loving my job at ISO!! There have been some major changes though as the Head of the English Department got married and moved to New Zealand. It was expected when I joined the school but I'd become quite close with Gitana...

school, school and more school!!
Holy Cow! I can't believe I haven't posted in so long....time sure is flying by for me. My new life in Ostrava is wonderful. I'm extremely happy and the move was definitely the best decision. I'm so busy, it seems the week starts and then it's over in a blink of an eye. Between teaching and taking classes, I don't have a lot of free time. Which is good! I'm not spending money and can save up for travel. Speaking of which....I'll be in...

Look, Mom, I have a life!
Wow...has it been a long time! The last time I wrote I had just gotten to Ostrava and was starting a new adventure. And here I am in the middle of it...and LOVING every minute of it. Teaching has been incredible!! I love my students, love my colleagues, love my classes I'm teaching!! I teach 6, 8, 9 and 10 graders. 3 English grammar classes and 5 English literature classes. It's so great to be back in the classroom, and unlike in Japan, I...

Brno II
Mean while am exploring places like , the cabbage market very old place from 1276 and below there is some catacombs for storage of goods, weapons during the black plague. I have two compasses, one on my watch and another on my computer.But my sense of direction is influence by my passion for magic. I met this old lady, who was so passionate on her sale of spices very talkative and charismatic and before you could say....abracadabra...I was paying...

Another place in time
Surprise...it is getting cold ! I had to get a small jacket which was pack for another country known for its coldness. Today all day was confortable 73 and then in the early am it was chilly and had to reach for a blanket. Today I had to call my friend in Effurt,Germany, for Enily is 6 ! Today I found out she will be a big sister. Alexandra is pregnant and is due in 3 wks ! I was on skype for 1.5 hr and caught up with my friends from Germany. ...

Ch, Ch, Changes part 3
I just got accepted into the Graduate program at USC!!! The program is called MAT@USC and it is virtual classroom program that I can complete here in the CR. I will be getting my Masters in TESOL (that's teaching english to speakers of other languages to you non-teachers) and should finish in 3-4 years. Depending on whether I go full-time or part-time. Which from the past few days at school, I've realized that I will need to be part-time, at ...

Ch, Ch, Changes part 2
But first....I was off to Summer Camp!! WooHoo!! Aside from Girl Scout day camps, I had never gone to sleep away camp. And now at the ripe ol' age of 38 I was going to go!! OK- so I'd be going as a teacher, but still WooHoo!! The school I was hired by, which by the way is the 1st International School of Ostrava (check us out here www.is-ostrava.cz) runs a Summer Fun Camp for new students that will be starting in the fall. The camp is h...

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