Saturday, September 4, 2010

Finally...Another Weekend!!!

This is the view on the walk to school.
Did I mention Puebla is beautiful?!

So this week was full of ups and downs...just like last week. The mornings are continuously better than the afternoons because we have specials (art, music, PE, etc.) in the morning and NO BREAKS in the afternoon.

On Tuesday, I was so excited because my morning class and my afternoon class were going to computer for 50 minutes! morning class was fine...we went to computer. Then afternoon came around. I managed to keep them busy until the end of the day and went home. Megan and I were talking about our day and I was talking about computer in the morning and realized I forgot to take my afternoon class to computer! Naturally, I was so mad at myself, because that was an extra 50 minutes of activities I could have moved to the next day!! The computer teacher didn't even come get me. I went to her the next day and told her I was sorry for skipping and she hadn't even realized it...hahaha. We got to reschedule for Friday, and I was very grateful. The bad thing about that is that because I had group E in the morning and F in the afternoon this week, I will have F in the mornings and E in the afternoons next week and they don't go to computer with me, they go with I don't get a break at all on Tuesday...which is really awful.
View of the school from the bridge we cross from our house.

Anyways, I was invited by one of my students to he and his sister's first communion. Yuyo and I went this afternoon. First communions in Mexico are a big deal! I met his whole family and some of my students were there too. It was really cool to share in that experience with him. His Mom and family that I met were incredibly nice. It was crazy though, because it was like a wedding. There was a photographer and a videographer and stuff...crazy. It was a neat experience though. Yuyo said he thinks I'll be invited to many this year because this is the age that they do first communions. Should be interesting!
We got all dressed up!!

We received another paycheck this week, and I'm pretty sure I'm getting paid as if I had a master's degree. There has been some confusion with the payments, because some people are not being paid for their Spanish majors/minors, so their pay is not what it should be, however, someone told me that I am being paid for my Spanish, because I had a letter from the registrar stating my minor, instead of a diploma, which usually doesn't list the minor. The way they break my pay down, it has an extra category that says "maestria" which means either "masters" or it can mean like a specialization in I might be getting the right amount...which would be awesome, because it's more than I thought I'd make.

Yuyo has his first arena football game of the season tonight at 8, so needless to say, he is pumped up. We've been talking football allllll day. This is HIS time of year. Everytime the TV is on, there is some sort of football game on it. Please pray for me...ha!
First communion clothes and football helmet...
Good combo, no?!

This week, we went to see a Mexican movie in the movie theater. There are a lot of national movies showing right now because of el Dia de Independencia (Independence Day). It's Mexico's 200th year of independence this year, and Puebla was one of the key states in the war, so it's a big deal! Anyways, the movie was called "No eres tu, soy yo" (It's not you, it's me). It was really great. The best movie I've seen since I've been here. I was proud of myself because I understood the movie!!! Yayyy! Now we can go see movies in Spanish. Total cute, chickflick...much better than the Sylvester Stallone movie I had to see...haha.

Nothing super exciting has happened lately...just trying to get into the swing of things. Yuyo and I eat lunch together after school everyday. I'm going to start tutoring on Mondays and Wednesdays after school...that should bring in a little extra money. Megan and I want to do a group tutor after school and split the money from that. It would be good spending money for sure.
Chiles En Nogada
This is a typical food from Puebla that's in season right now.
It's basically a large pepper stuffed with fruits and nuts.
It is covered in a sweet sauce with pomegranate sprinkled on top.
I wanted to try it because I needed to, but it wasn't my fave.

I continuously need thoughts and prayers for my students and that I can have the adequate patience I need with them. Also that I can step up and be the disciplinarian that I need to be in the's something I'm really struggling with. I'm also stressed out during the week, and I need to realize that this is just my job, not my's hard not to worry about it all the time though. I keep hearing it will get's hoping. I have some awesome kids who always do what they're supposed to and make the job more enjoyable, but sometimes they're overshadowed by the ones who never do what they're supposed to do...ahhh.
Some of my kids. Those are their PE uniforms.
The girls in the middle are great.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!! I've learned to enjoy my weekends much, much more!
Besos! <3
That's our welcome mat...but if you look close on the mat,
you can see hail. I was at home one afternoon and it was sunny.
Literally, 5 minutes later, it was hailing the size of a marble.


  1. Great posting. The pics are the best! Glad to see some of your kids. It will get easier....take my word for it! You and Yuyo looked very good all dressed up. Have fun at the game! Hahahaha