01 May 2008

on the up

Yesterday, just so d2b knows one day what happened after the emotions; how strong women cope and get things accomplished, I came home, put on my summer nightgown, my favourite charcoal sweatshirt and some cashmere socks. I ate some pasta with ground turkey and cheese while I watched Desperate Housewives. And then I got to work. I did everything I could to have things ready to send as soon as the courier from Moscow arrives with my work-letters. I even found an extra certified birth certificate!

I called new agency today and told them the news. New agency says everything can be handled.

Told the principal it would really, really, really be a good thing if I could stay in my building.

Am hoping for less orange and brown and fewer pine boughs on the walls in the new flat. I wonder what it will look like. I do love taking a new space and making it home. I think I'm pretty good at it. If only they'd let me paint...

I was a kinder, gentler teacher today. And I didn't leave any tearstains or runny-nose-puddles on anyone's shirt. Still a little battered and bruised, but am on the up.

9 comments:

ourboysourlives said...

I knew that strong Kate was only a short ways away she never gores far before she returns to fight the battle...

Maggie said...

I'm glad your agency is positive about it. It's only natural that, after so many hassles, every roadblock you encounter feels like hurdling a skyscraper. Kudos to you for getting right back on the wagon and tackling it quickly.

Allison B said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better about things today, Kate. I knew you wouldn't stay down long. Great calendar pic!

JR said...

pine boughs on the walls? Really?

Glad the new agency took it in stride...

Jenni said...

Whew! I'm glad the agency is handling this OK and it's not as big of a set-back as you had feared.

emjay said...

Glad to see that you can't be kept down for long. And how great that the new agency says everything can be handled. I can't imagine you ever would have gotten that response from the former agency (if you received a response at all!)

Becky said...

You go, girl.

Annie said...

Love your heart. I woke up in the middle of the night wondering if you couldn't just sort of pay them off to let you stay there a BIT longer....long ENOUGH. Isn't that the way it works in Russia?

Carrie said...

I hope it's an easy transition for you. Hey, maybe the windows will be a little darker :-)