Well, well, well. There are big changes coming up in the next few months. Where do I begin?
I guess I should start with the job situations. Yes, plural 🙂 No, I haven’t yet gotten my nursing certification recognized here. Still trying to get through the mounds of red tape and I need a document from OLOL that doesn’t exist (yeah, good luck with that Shelley). HOWEVER, the lovely people at Vivat Lingua offer medical terminology courses in English for healthcare personnel in the area. And they just happen to need a new teacher. It’s just a little part-time job, and it’s not like a big salary or anything, but you guys have no idea the weight that has been lifted off my (durable, yet weary) shoulders. I will be back in society as a productive citizen. I know some women love being full-time stay at home moms. I applaud those women and all they love they put into their families and homes. But I need at least a little of that other world. And this gives a me a chance to get out of the house and justify paying to send Oli to Kindergarten.
Speaking of Kindergarten, Oli is very excited about going to his new Kindergarten in Albstadt-Ebingen! Yup folks, A got a position at one of the high schools in his home town. We found a lovely apartment with a patio, balcony and a yard! Ok, so I’m not really excited about yardwork or the uphill hike to the apartment, but it won out because it was cheaper and Armin liked the view of the mountains. We’ll be moving in September, if we can get it painted and hang light fixtures in an orderly fashion. We’ll see.
My plans for August are focused solely on Oli’s birthday and packing. It works out conveniently. I’ve got Oli’s birthday present (a huge ridable back hoe) under a sheet behind a pile of boxes. He hasn’t even noticed it…