I have decided to throw together a bit of a day in the life of me.
My morning so far…
5.00 am Woken up by barking dogs which then sets off our puppy yapping at nothing until I stick my head out the window and give him a glare. Try to go back to sleep but the cat has figured out that I am up and sits on my head, biting my fingers.
6.00 am First alarm goes off. Silenced and snoozed in nano seconds.
6.00-6.30am Ignore, silence and snooze various alarms.
6.30 am Get out of bed and realise that I have nothing ready to wear because the rain has stopped me getting any washing done for a few days. Mildly panic then walk off in the direction of the toilet, tripping over the cat.
6.45 am Scrape together an extremely creased shirt and a skirt that breaks the school rules as technically it is denim. Attempt to iron shirt but it has developed an anti-iron property that makes it impossible to get all the creases out.
7.00 am Shake Tom until he wakes up.
7.00-7.20am Apply face. No shower – it’s too cold. Wish we had hot water sometimes. No breakfast.
7.20am Leave home.
7.35am Arrive at school after a lazy commute past rubber plantations and herds of buffalo.
7.45am Meet my spelling bee trainees. The one on the right appears to be a mute. This could be difficult.
7.45-8.10am Train the two boys on silent letters, utilizing my amazing skills in mime. I get the impression that the one on the left is wary of my sanity.
8.20am Bell for first lesson goes. I have nothing planned as we are now approaching the end of the semester and I hadn’t quite foreseen this far into the future. Mildly panic then realise speaking tests need to be done. Lightbulb moment!
8.20-9.10am Class with 1/1, the lowest level of the lowest matthayom in the school. Carry out speaking tests that consist of simple Q & A; Where do you come from? What is your nationality? Most popular misspeak is “I am Thailand”. I try to explain that one person cannot be an entire land mass but even my miming skills are not up to it.
9.10-10.00am Free period. Battle with the crappy intrnet to check my facebook. No notifications and nothing new as I already perused it while trying to get back to sleep with a cat on my head biting my fingers. Throw together a quick powerpoint for my next class (honestly, I am really very organised but the end of the semester has somehow appeared from nowhere!).
I am now heading off to my second class, will update later.