Thanksgiving was yesterday here in Korea… Or maybe it’s today? I don’t actually know how to work out this celebrating a foreign holiday in a different time zone while overseas just yet. Regardless of the day, it has been business as usual for me. I live in Korea. I work for the Korean government. I don’t get American Thanksgiving off as a holiday. I took my sad ass to work yesterday and was determined to treat it like another Thursday… That was until my lovely soldier, who had the holiday off, surprised me and came to my job.
What do you want to do? I’ve asked this question in various forms to all of my 5th graders every week for the last month as part of our latest lesson. Their immediate answers have ranged from play soccer to eat pizza, to play video games, to go to the movies. All of these are answers they’ve practiced many times via the key expressions in our textbook. I spiced things up a bit on Friday and had them write a mini bucket list with 5 things they wanted to do before they died. Their answers were fantastic.
Since I’d prefer not to visit the ER or any other medical facility again any time soon, this is the point where I truly accept all of your admonishments, well-deserved eye rolls, light scoldings, and not so subtle hints to have several damn seats.
Forbidding me from doing something is a surefire way to elicit my disobedience. I tried. I really tried to stay in bed, but there’s only so much relaxing a girl can do. After a few friends bailed on visiting me (yes, I know they have lives as well), I decided I had had enough.
I’ve been battling a cold for over a week now. I had a light asthma attack last Sunday while I was out on a date. I took my rescue inhaler and felt relief immediately. I took a sick day on Monday and rested. Thought I was over the cold and breathing issues on Wednesday night. Woke up Thursday morning and felt great. A little winded, but OK… Until I had an asthma attack when I got to work.