So it's Wednesday, May 11, and here I am again in front of the computer. I don't have any classes on Wednesday morning, and the usual afternoon meeting has been called off on account of our school test. This leaves me with an entire day free, even if I am still required to remain in the office, gathering dust, until the moment when some coworker should desire my presence elsewhere.
Wednesdays, in other words, often get boring. I find that I have to plan ahead for Wednesdays, since I am not someone who deals well with either isolation or too much free time. During Wednesdays I am often alone in the office, and the silence tends to drive me crazy after an hour or so.
Right now, I am of course writing this blog. After this I will help the other English teacher correct some of her tests, and after that I will really have to start thinking of something to do. Wikipedia is good for half an hour or so, Facebook is good for about twenty minutes, and maybe after that I write a lesson or two - it's hard to say.
But whatever I end up doing, nothing in May is so unbearable. Why? Because summer vacation is on the way, and during this particular summer vacation I will be going back to Seattle for two months. This gives me only five weeks or so of work, and then I will be blissfully unoccupied for two... whole... months. Given what I said above, you might think that this would also be a problem, but being unoccupied at work and being unoccupied during vacation are two different things altogether.
The only downside to summer vacation is that my wife couldn't go back with us this time. Not long ago we bought an apartment, and the cost of tickets for four back to the States was shockingly high this year. I'm sure I will miss her very much while I am in Seattle, but it will also be good to see my parents again, and revisit some of our favorite haunts in and around Sea-town.
All in all, I guess this Wednesday business in not so bad. I have things to look forward to, and I'll find something to busy myself with. I only hope that you can say the same, wherever you are!