It’s World Math Day
Did you pay homage?
I hope everyone is off to a great day! Mine has been full of school-time fun, several miracles, and sushi.
The last of my banana pancakes with bananas, toasted pecans, and maple syrup.
My class celebrated World Math Day today by playing math games against children from all over the world. The best part is that because of time zones, World Math Day technically continues until noon our time tomorrow. Many of the kids said they were going to try to play at home today too. It was a lot of fun watching their excitement as they were matched up with other children to play.
The first miracle of the day involved a letter from a friend which also harbored two awe-inspiring ultrasound photo. That’s right, my friend and her husband are expecting their first child! I about fell over when I found out. I am so excited and nervous for them! I hope and pray that the pregnancy is a healthy and happy one. Much love goes out to them!
Arugula salad topped with cucumber, beats, goat’s cheese and balsamic glaze.
The second (and by far less important) semi-miracle of the day is the coming of Spring! Yes, they may predict snow yet again for this weekend, but for now, Spring is in the air! I couldn’t resist today so took my students out to explore the forest which surrounds the school. It is really wonderful only having 13 kids to look after in the woods! Here are some photos of the interesting things we saw! I didn’t mention it earlier, but on Sunday we had a freak wind storm in Western Germany that uprooted many trees and damaged a lot of property- mainly roof tiles. Sadly, one woman was even killed in Cologne while running during the storm. Imagine going out for a run and getting hit by blowing debris. Very sad.
After school, I rushed to the doctor’s office hoping to get an appointment to discuss some pain I’ve been having in my jaw. Self-diagnosed TMJ I think. Silly me, Wednesday is the only day of the week the office is closed early. Luckily I was prepared with my gym bag so went to get my sweat on. I had 2.5 hours to kill before dinner so did elliptical, treadmill, weights, and an Intensive Core Training class. Yes, a sauna followed.
I’ve been craving sushi for weeks and finally decided to do something about it. No, I didn’t make it at home like I originally thought… I invited a few of my favorite people to come out to dinner with me. I had never been to the Japanese restaurant in town before. It was good but VERY expensive! I know sushi isn’t cheap, but this was just ridiculous. To make matters worse, my German isn’t advanced enough to translate obscure Japanese seafood written in German to English. I decided on the mixed variety plate in a moment of uncertainty bravery. I really enjoyed most of it… but there is something slightly wrong with saying “I’ll eat this weird one first and get it over with” when you’re paying almost €40 for this much sushi.
We had a nice dinner with plenty of laughs. Over the course of the evening, the two girls I was with started to talk about the awesome time they had last Friday night at the concert of one of the assistant’s boyfriend’s band. Last Friday night being the night I wasn’t invited to attend. As soon as the comment about Friday slipped out, the topic suddenly changed. I’d thought I’d be upfront and tell these people how being excluded made me feel, but once the chance to say something was there, I didn’t say anything. I’m still not sure that was the right decision.
Do you think I should have spoken up or is it better to let it rest?
Now that I’m home, I’m ready for bed! This has been a great day but an exhausting one! I wonder what will be intertwined into my dreams tonight… my bet is babies and sushi!