Tuesday, November 13, 2007


I don't know what it is about Denmark but I've had such a problem with staying asleep while I'm here! I wake up several times a night usually which leads to me being super tired in the morning and such. BLAH.

I also woke up at about 4-4:30 this morning out of a dead sleep because I dreamt of Kyle Flood. I don't remember exactly what it was about, but he was walking down a street with some other guy that I knew (possibly Ben Hause?? not sure) and then Roselle painted them. I just sorta thought, "WOW, it seemed like he was right there walking towards me!!" and then went back to sleep.

However, when my alarm went off at 6:30 I jumped up and started freaking out that something had happened at home. I convinced myself that I'm just paranoid and managed to distract myself all day at school, but I've still been checking my email and stuff like crazy just to make sure. So anything going on out there that I should know about???

My 2nd thought after the one about something bad was that maybe it was Kyle/my brain reminding me to be patient with my boys today. They were really really wild yesterday and my teacher was stressed beyond all belief, so I especially tried to keep the 4 major instigators in line today. All 4 are extremely smart and articulate, but have some problems with self-control and following directions. They're definitely the type of kids that I get along with usually so they've kinda become "my group" in the classroom. I spend a lot of time trying to catch them BEFORE they get into trouble for misbehaving/talking/whatever. I'm fairly successful with 2 of them but not as well bonded with the other 2, so working on that!

They are absolutely exhausting though. Everyday I come home right after school and basically have a mental crash and have to relax instead of exploring the city or anything. Not so great, but I'm trying to keep from getting the sicknesses that my kids all have!!! We've had at least 4-6 kids out every day since last Tuesday! I don't want it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've gotta go pass out now, but I'll try to do a better update on things happening lately tomorrow. Goodnight!


Helene said...

Everything is just fine here. Cricket and Grandpa are just wonderful - I was down there yesterday. So, worry not. You might be right if these kids are like Kyle in behavior... you are getting a sign to bond. Working with those kind of kids IS exhausting!!! Hang in there. I'll be there soon!

Anonymous said...

Everyday of teaching is like that Abby :) Hope all is well, now that I know about your site I'll check in. What an experience...wish I had done it!

Chriss Mullen

Sue said...

Good luck avoiding the kid-germs!! Just tell them all they have cooties and stay away from you ;) Cuz that will work.. right...
MISS YOU!!!!!!!

nina said...

hey abby, sue pointed me in the direction of your blog and i just finished reading it all, it sounds exciting and awesome. Just wanted to say hi and tell you how totally brave i think you are for going over there alone to teach! Have tons of fun and try to avoid the kid germs!

Sue said...

hey check this out, from giveawayoftheday.com - free Biorhythms program (if you download and install within the next 16 hours)

it gives you your whole months worth, and you can have several profiles so you can see someone elses and even compare 2 people...
I just compared us it says:
Emotional: 85% - Almost Always Compatible
Physical: 54% - Half the time compatible
Intellectual: 93% - Almost always compatible
Intuition: 23% - Sometimes compatible

For a point of reference, with Joe, I got 57%, 0, 0, 89 :)

Also- the usual website for today says LLL for me. This one says LLLL for me today, but also gives percent of how low: 19%, 3, 12, 4

Aaaanyway thought you might be interested, might be easier than going to find the email from the other place when you want to know about your day :)

It also describes the combination in a little blurb. It says for you LCLH - its your accident prone day, but listen to your intuition (I paraphrased)
Mine just says make it through your blah day and know better days are coming.

Ooh actually, its not just this month, it goes into the future and past too, sweet! :)

It's amusing! I have HHHH on Dec 1st when I'm driving 2.5hrs to NH to visit Jessi, that's good! :)

HOLY CRAP, you're CCLC tomorrow! Yikes!

Jan 17th you'll be H on all :)

OK Im gonna stop babbling now. I get so amused by silly little things...

Hope you and your mom are having fun!!!!!!!!! YAY!

Anonymous said...

we need more updates!!!!