Yesterday and today have been just beautiful. This is my favorite time of year, by far. Not only do we get fantastic weather, but we get a billion holidays. Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, my birthday. And that's just in the next two months and two days.
New Hebrew teacher!
(taken straight from an e-mail I just wrote)
The new teacher is going to work out really well. She's probably about twenty-five. She's Israeli and moved to the U.S. with her boyfriend, who is a grad student. Her name is Anat. She was really good with the kids. The kids were surprisingly behaving well also. For the beginning part of class at least. They'll love her because she'll be able to teach them conversational Hebrew. I've been asked how to say "Clay, you are so annoying" many times. Not that she should teach them that, but it's always fun to learn Hebrew phrases. I'm excited for them. Anat and I got to talk for awhile before class, and Anat is just generally awesome. One class-taking issue: she's here without a working VISA. Not illegally, but just illegal for her to work. They are going to try to find some other way of getting around that. Meanwhile, she's going to take over my class starting next Wednesday (obviously we don't have class on Sunday). Yay for free Wednesday nights! And most Sundays! USY meetings are Sunday afternoons about once a month, and I'm sure I'll be asked to sub on both days, but my schedule seems much freer.
I blabbed about something that I didn't really want to. Whoops. It's not a secret, I just didn't want to say anything. Except I did, so I said it. And got a Mazel Tov.
I could gripe about stuff, but I don't feel like complaining. Sorry! muahahahah!