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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Bite the bullet...

Well, it's officially that time of the year; this year, it's 2-fold: Holiday season and the end of my contract and my time here in Korea.

Let's address this holiday thing real quickly. I've never in the past been "a scrooge" but this year, I must say, BAH HUM BAG! My Christmas plans, which apparently I made in my head, and not with the person I planned to spend it with, fell through. So, I ended up spending Christmas with just Joey and I...and God, of course.

I went to church Christmas morning, but I got there an hour late! That's not even my stylo...but I couldn't decide how to style my wig! LMBO! As if it mattered!? I ended up wearing my natural hair anyway...And got the blessing that "the negative powers that be" were trying to make me miss out on. So boooyah! Sticking out my tongue.

I then proceeded to go back to my sister's apartment; eat some leftovers, and wash 3 loads of laundry! The awesome thing is--she has a clothes dryer!! For those of you who don't know, SoKo doesn't have dryers with wash your clothes, then hang them up to dry. In the summer, no sweat; the heat of the sun does the work for you--however, in the winter; NO BUENO! Your clothes are just wet and cold forever!!
I actually dry mine inside my apartment instead of the specially created room for washing and hanging, because my Ondol (or floor heater) is warm enough to dry the load in a day and 1/2.

Anyway, after watching TV and washing clothes, I made my way back to my I am greeted by boxes and stuff! When I say stuff, I mean things to give away, things to throw away, stuff I haven't decided on yet...Sigh. I am ready for all of this stuff to be gone! So I thought...

I was ready for it to be gone because it signified the 4 weeks I had left to leave I thought (once again). Technically, I can leave the country on 1/14th if I wanted. That's the last day I'll be required to teach. However, my contract isn't officially up until 2/29/2012. I just found out today that my last check and all the perks I signed the contract for, will not be paid until the last day of my contract. Errrrm...which means, for all intensive purposes, I too will be here until the last day of my contract. WAAAAAAAAAAA! This is SO not how I envisioned it.

Yes, I can go home, and arrange for my money to be sent home to me, but I just don't feel comfortable doing that. I've had a GREAT relationship with my school--it's not that I think I'll "intentionally" get screwed, but for the sake of argument, if something does happen, and I'm in the States, do you really think I'm flying back to straighten it out? Noooope. Because I understand the concept of "out of sight out of mind," my yella behind is gonna be here until the last dime has been collected...I just can't go out like that. LOL

Unfortunately, that means, I'll be Korea, with no work to do; with nothing to freaking do...ugh. I thought about vacation somewhere, but my whole plan was to not spend money but save it for my return home... still debating on that. And to top it ALL off...a very special person is leaving me the beginning of January...yeah, I think I had better book a vacation somewhere. I might not be able to take it staying around here...

So, I just needed to vent just now...Until next time; it never hurts to ask; Just be prepared if the answer isn't what you wanted to hear.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Let it snow, let it snow, let it....ERRR?

So, I was all excited about the snow last was pretty! Then it dawned on me, OH NO! SNOW!!!! Meaning, I have to get my car winterized. Haven't done it yet, and I'm SMH at myself. I guess, until I can do so, I'll be on public transportation.

It snowed again last night, and is currently snowing again. Sigh. I like the freedom of driving. Like, for instance, I want to wash and dry clothes at my sister's house this weekend. Unfortunately, it looks like I'll be doing it at home, because who wants to get on the subway and bus with a load of stuff!? Been there, done that, didn't enjoy it.

Snow is only nice when you don't have to be out in it. If things continue as is, looks like we "might" be having a white Christmas...

On another note, I'm gonna take some of this weekend to start preparing things that will stay, be shipped, or be thrown away! I can't wait--for everything to be gone. Then it will really feel like I'm leaving soon. The thing I hate the most about moving is getting rid of the small things. It seems like the more you throw away or pack, the more appears! Sigh (again). Here's to nothing.

I never thought I'd settle down back in North Carolina, and maybe I won't. But one thing's for sure, moving is just not where it's at--you wouldn't tell by the amount of times I've actually done it. Maybe I'll give myself a few years break before embarking on another move...just maybe.

Until next time, sip on some peppermint tea and enjoy the snow! (or lack of)