Northwestel came through, finally, with my internet service, so I can get this blog rolling again.
First off: survived my first week of art teaching. It went, I have to say, remarkably well. My students are working ahead of where I thought they'd be after 4 days (well, the ones who have shown up semi-regularly), and I suspect they may actually be learning something. And I haven't had to freak out yet, either by yelling at kids or sobbing quietly to myself after classes are over. Not even close! Let's hope this keeps up.
I've also spent alot of time in my new apartment, which feels incredibly opulent, not because it's anything other than an average 1-bedroom apartment, but because it's all mine. It makes me extra-happy to come home to. Here, let me show you around. Don't mind the mess. This is the living room:If you have GN supplied furniture, you may have the same couch and chair.
Now we go towards the kitchen...
If you come over, this is where we can sit and have a tea.
While we're sitting, we can look out at the planes at the airport, and see the sun going down, which might look a little like this: