Monday, December 29, 2008

Annyong to the year of the rat.






So December was a really busy month... I am sure that I don't need to tell you that! Busy for everyone me thinks it was.

We had lots of crazy special days for the kids, including a field trip and a visit from Santa. In January one of our teachers will be on vacation for the whole month so its going to be REALLY busy. But once he comes back things will be good (i hope).

This being my first Christmas away from Mum and Dad and Kiki, things went really well considering. I had about 8 friends over to my apartment and we ate good food and drank good wine (well some good wine... and few bottles of bad wine) and had a gift exchange. Between meals we took a walk around the lake and sang carols. It was really nice. Although part of me wondered if I should have spent this Christmas alone (considering that it might be my only chance to ever spend such a communal holiday by myself). But perhaps I will get another chance some other time. We shall see.

I have the next week off of work and will spend it making art, seeing some parts of Seoul that I have yet to explore, stretching, reading and relaxing. I am hoping that it will be restful enough that I will want to go back to work on the 5th.

I went snowboarding this last weekend in the North east of South Korea. It was really fun. A good reminder that I can in fact snowboard should I ever want to, but also good reminder that there are other more fun and less expensive ways to enjoy the snow ;).

I hope every ones Christmas was wonderful and I would love to hear a little bit about what has been happening with yall!

Here's to a new and exciting year of the Ox! Have a great NEW Years! And happy Holy Daze!

All my love, prayers and good vibrations!

4 comments:

wfi said...

Christmas, the time we say "peace on Earth", but live lives so far from peaceful. Even the news in the middle east reports on just how hard to find is that quality that a rabbi 2000 years ago made available to us. Always a pleasure to read your updates. Blessings and shalom upon your break.

Fran said...

Happy New Year to you Maggie!
Thanks for the update and pictures.
We look forward to what this beautiful year holds for you - and to see you this Spring!
Love, Marmy

Kiki said...
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Kiki said...

Thanks for the pictures and update! Love the snowboarding outfit! "Orange is the new pink." :) What kind of art are you doing? Please take pix of it and post it when you done...please.... :)
I missed you so much this Christmas Maggie. Perhaps it is a time one should never spend alone....