Saturday, September 22, 2012

Coffee Shops

You know what I woke up thinking about today?

No, not about how it's Saturday and I have to go in for week 4 tomorrow.  Not about how I have homework and work to do today.  And not about how my hotel room is a mess with clothes strewn everywhere.  Nope.

I woke up thinking about coffee shops.  And how much I love them.  Yep.  I woke up thinking about a coffee shop I found during one of my strolls through Hanoi, Vietnam.  How it smelled and felt and tasted and looked.  And that led me to think about a restaurant I visited with a delicious menu and coffee in Sapa Valley, Vietnam and then the cute little gelato place in Rome, Italy and then the coffee shop up the street from our apartments in Ori, South Korea and then the coffee shop that was across 4th Ring Road in Jabriya, Kuwait. 

I love coffee shops.  I love being able to find the perfect spot in the back or in the corner of the whole shop and just sitting there with a good book or my laptop, reading/typing away whilst people watching.  Watching how others interact with each other or how they interact with themselves, either talking to themselves or getting lost in their own thoughts. 

I love it.

Peace, love, & coffee shops, duh.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Princess here.

Today after they made me a sad panda (again), I had a student say to me, " MISS!  YOU ARE A PRINCESS SOPHIA!" 

Why, yes.  Yes, I am.
Peace, love, & Princesses.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Of course that would happen

Of course the day after I post about how much I love the kiddies, they drive me crazy!  Yesterday and today have been a bit of a struggle with the youngins and myself.  They just like to talk way too much.  It's nice sometimes, but other times it isn't.  I mean, come on!  What do 4/5 year olds REALLY have to talk about?!?!  Geez. 

Anyways, because they've been making Ms. Princess Sophia craycray, I've decided to think about things I really like a lot a lot, such as:
  • Chicken.  I really really love chicken.
  • Harry Potter
  • Frank Ocean
  • Chocolate
  • Hugs
  • Cool people who like to hang out with me
  • My hair - it's getting really long
  • My mom and dad and seester
  • Cheese
  • Ice cream
  • Katie Dale
  • Whatsapp
  • Music, in general
  • Coloring
  • the Redskins
  • Movies
  • Traveling
  • and many more.  
Peace, love, & hopes for a better tomorrow.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Yes, please.

I love 'em, I love 'em, I love 'em!

They walk in after Life Skills today and I ask one of them for a hug.  After getting a great bear hug from her, there is another waiting their turn.  Then another.  Then another and then I'm swamped.  With 20 kids on top of me giggling non-stop, I can't help but giggle along with them until we slowly unravel ourselves from our massive hug and go back to learning. 

I love 'em.

Friday, September 14, 2012



This week was a bumpy one.  Started out pretty rough, but ended out pretty rad.  As long as it ends good, I'm good. 

I don't have much to say, but here are a few thoughts that are floating around:

1. It's freeeeeezing in here ("here" being the hotel room).
2. Our (Bneid Crew's) apartments are supposedly "bigger and better" than the other apartments.
3. I'm totally making Spongebob macaroni and cheese right now.
4. L&P Park are superheroes.  I can't thank them enough for the other night.

That's it.  I really don't have a lot to say.  The kids are still super cute.  Not as cry-y as earlier this week, but A LOT goofier.  I don't think it helps that Hibah and I are super goofy, too.  This will be a good year, I think... I hope. 

Peace, love, & CRUNCHY peanut butter

Friday, September 7, 2012

Just as they happen, they will pass

First week is over.  I think it went pretty well.  We are all still trying to settle in with being back in the classroom after a long summer, so there are a few things that need to be ironed out, but all-in-all, I'm pretty happy with how it went this week. 

Since the first week is over, it makes this our first "official" weekend and, I must say, I have been quite the anti-social today.  It's not a bad thing, though.  Sometimes this happens.  Sometimes you need to be alone, quiet, thoughtful.  Sometimes you need to hear nothing but your music and see nothing but the ceiling.  Sometimes you need to eat chicken and ice cream. 
Sometimes it will pass in a day.  Sometimes it will pass with Harry Potter.  Sometimes it will pass in a couple of days.  And sometimes, it will need a change to help it come to pass...

These things happens.  It does not, by any means, mean that I am unhappy.  On the contrary, I am a very happy person, as most people know.  These things just happen.  And just as they happen, they will pass.

Peace, love, & solitude

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My First... and Second Days!


So, yesterday was my very first day of school in KG-2!  It was pretty... hectic/good/fun/craycray.  Honestly, I barely remember much except feeling like I was scrambling around most of the day, which I don't think was necessarily true.  Ha ha.  We started the day with one crier.  After holding her hands and telling her pretty firmly that she needs to stop crying and getting up and leaving her, she stopped.  Then another child came in late and was BAWLING.  Her mom thought it'd be a good idea to stay for a bit and so she did, then came up to me later telling me that it might be better if she left and the child was fine five minutes later.  Haha!  There were a couple of times where I totally lost my train of thought, but the kids just sat there quietly, watching Hibah and I wait for words to come.  But we lived and were smiling at the end of the day.

The second day (today) was a lot better, I feel.  There was only one crier and only for five minutes because I didn't give her the time.  Then we just jumped right in and went with it.  I think the kids enjoyed themselves and I know I definitely felt like it was a bit more smooth than yesterday.  Although, I did have a kid throw up in the classroom and then down the hall and then right outside the bathroom.  Poor kid.  I love him, I feel so awful.  He admitted himself that he ate too much.  I know the feeling, buddy, I know the feeling. 

Anyways, here are some pichas of my room and door!  YAY!

Peace, love, & Honey Nut Cheerios!