Thursday, March 22, 2007

Thursday, 10:24 PM


The most exciting news of the week is that my little area now has a Starbucks. Oh, glory! I'm loving it! It's a ten minute walk from my house. PERFECT. I love how the new baristas repeat your order seven times. You know they are going to get that tall skim tazo chai tea latte JUST right!

And on the more meaningful side of life, tonight was round one of two days of parent-teacher interviews. Though I don't really look forward to this event, once things get rolling, I really enjoy connecting with parents. Oh, people are interesting and funny. I like feeling involved or at least informed about the bigger picture. I'm fortunate because most of mine are pretty easy- I'm the bearer of affirmations and encouragements. It's a sweet thing to be able to tell parents that their children are wonderful, caring, motivated students...and mean it with all your heart! There are some amazing parents, and it's a blessing to my life to know them and teach their children. Seriously, there are a couple of them that bring me to tears! Their love and desire for their children to do well- not just academically- but in their walk with Christ, it moves me. I hope I can love, guide and encourage my children in the same way someday! What a gift to work in a school with parents that are so committed to their kids, and so supportive of teachers.
Round two is tomorrow....we're going to try to sneak in an Indian buffet lunch. That would be grand. Wish I was in Canada so I could watch the Sweet Sixteen at a normal hour of the day this weekend...

5 comments:

T said...

That's all fine and dandy, but you can't rrrrroll up the rrrrrrim to win.

nic said...

man, i hated parent teacher interviews when i was a kid. they sure did suck, because i was one of those angels who never had to worry and had to listen to my parents talk about my mad skillz.....

yep.

Nic said...

oh yeah, and Paul McCartney himself signed to Starbucks' new recording label.

Anonymous said...

you are in hong kong!! and the most exciting thing to come along is starbucks??!!?? Oh my. Seems sad somehow.

We'd really like to hear you've kicked that bug. So kkep on kicking.

Wolfy

John and Angie said...

Starbucks is neat. Plus they are one of the only Coffee Giants that actually tries to have a Social Responsibility.

Grande Americano every time.

John