Sunday, November 26, 2006

Saturday, November 18, 2006

For those who are curious about such things...

I just checked my bank account and noticed quite a nice improvement! My pension refund (minus the 20% tax that I will be getting later) was deposited on Nov. 15th. I sent my paperwork from Canada on Aug. 8th. So that means it took just over 3 months to be processed and deposited. Not very speedy eh?

I'm posting here because I know there are people interesting in how long the process takes. If anyone wants to know exactly how much you get after three years you can send me an email.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Saturday, November 04, 2006

What were you like in grade 9?

So my job teaching grade 6 finished yesterday. Luckily for me, I was offered another job yesterday, at the same school! I will now be teaching grade 9 humanities (social studies and language arts). Apparently the grade nines at this school are "tough" so I'm a little scared. At least I know how the school runs, and all the routines and rules. I also get to teach a few "options" which are like the fun classes. I may teach P.E., computers, or fashion. This job is until the end of the school year and is a .8 contract. That just means that it's 80% of a full time job. They have made my schedule so that I will have at least 3 full afternoons that I can substitute teach (hopefully at the same school). So I may actually be working full time if I get enough sub jobs. I start on Nov. 13th. Wish me luck!

Do you remember how you were in grade 9?


Should be interesting!

I'm an auntie again!

My sister had her baby on Nov. 2nd. His name is Cobin and he was born by emergency c-section. He had turned around and was facing the wrong way. Both mom and babe are doing fine and went home the next day. What a difference from Japanese hospitals ne?

He is tiny (7 pounds 6 oz) and has the softest little head.