last night i finished off my articles and sent them away for editing. totally a great feeling to be done with that for a week or two before i start it up again. at least they are monthly and not weekly. i'd really have to come to terms with my procrastination then. :)
more job news, or a case of when it rains, it pours: i've been hired to be an English assistant again. this go around, my hours are split between to places: a lycée in Bastia (yay! no three hour drive for me this time!) and the IUFM, which is basically a teacher's college helping wanna-be pre-school and elementary teachers to prepare for their big test to become teachers. not sure that made sense, but it means i get to work with adults for a change.
i'm excited about getting back out working, but a little apprehensive about figuring out childcare for Ayva. i have two leads for daycare, so hopefully one or split time between both will work. it will just be an adjustment for all of us.
i've also heard, informally, that the company that employed me last summer on Sundays, would like to hire me part-time this summer. i really enjoyed the work and would like to take on more, but that would mean i would be tied to the island until October. not sure that sounds too appealing, when other more exotic places are calling my name. nothing is for sure on that one yet though, so we'll see.
my dad is coming next week for a 12 day visit. this will be the first time that someone from my side of the family has visited us here. i'm pretty stoked as we are also going to go to Barcelona with him!! i think i've mentioned before how little goes on in Corsica during the winter. so that led Henri and i to thinking about something else we could do with dad while he was here. 12 days is too long to be cooped up in the village, especially for my dad who wouldn't last too long without ESPN. Spain is somewhere we've never been and Barcelona seems like the top attraction there, so here we come! if anyone has any tips/suggestions au sujet de Barcelona, let me know.