Oh, man. oh manohmanohman. Today someone pointed out that I'm leaving in 9 days. Less than a week and a half. I only have 4 more days of teaching left. Only four more drives to work with Amy. Only four more days of playing trains, cars, and Legos. Only four more days to make it all better with a band-aid and a hug. Only four more days to ooh and aah over stick figures and scribbles. Only four more days to wow an adoring and appreciating little crowd with my guitar skills. Only four more days to pick up my little ones and spin them around and watch the pure innocent delight illuminate their faces. Only four more days of tiny arms wrapping around my legs and a smiling little face saying "I love you Miss Riki!"
(Sigh)..........I should go to bed. It's been a good Sunday. I had my last spa day with Mai and another friend (actually the same girl who wrote and directed the play performed earlier this month.) So refreshing...Then we went to Coffee Care with Judith and Jessica, mmmm. Yay friends. After that we went clubbing...book clubbing that is. The book of discussion was "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards. You should read it. Amy led the discussion and she did quite an exceptional job.
Also, Judith, Jessica, Mai and I practiced this dance that we're trying to learn, it's gonna be sweet! We will so be ready by Tuesday night (you can believe this or not). Judith came up with this genius idea to have an 'open mike night' at Oleai's for the upper-grade students and staff to share music, poetry, art and whatever other talent they might have up their sleeve. It's going to be fun!
I love my Saipan sisters! (Vero, Crystal, Amy, Judith
Me, Jessica, Bev, Mai)