So much going on, so little time

I haven’t posted to this blog for quite a while. But it’s actually for a good reason: I’ve been so busy with my English class that I really haven’t had the time. My students will be finishing Elementary 5 when they get back from the holiday break in January, which means they’ll move on to Pre-Intermediate. And International House is pleased enough with my performance that they’re giving me a second class. So, I’ll be busy with two classes in 2021.

Meanwhile, things are going well at home. The big news is that Patricia’s daughter, Marina, is pregnant! She and her boyfriend, Hiev, are very happy, and so are we. The baby will be born in late May or early June. I’ve been officially designated part of the grandparenting team, so I managed to become a grandfather without ever being a father. I get to do the spoiling.😊

And now it looks like we’ll have more than one English teacher in the family. Marina, who is Mexican but who speaks English with a perfect Midwestern accent after years in Chicago, will teach English for a school here in Xalapa. So, we’ll be colleagues who can give each other pointers. I’m looking forward to that!

So, all in all, there’s lots going on here, and soon there will be a very active and noisy newcomer. I wonder how the cats will react? Things will be very different around here, pretty topsy-turvy I’m sure. For now, though, we simply want to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a blessed 2021!

4 Replies to “So much going on, so little time”

  1. Greg, congratulations on being a grandpa! And how fortunate that you can be a hands-on grandparent, which is not possible for many of us here during the pandemic! Merry Christmas!

  2. Merry Christmas to your full life and loving family. May we wish you and yours (family, friends and students) continued growth in becoming a fuller expression of love which you are.

    Dennis & Janet

    1. Nice to catch up with you Greg. Congratulations on becoming a granddad and on the second class. No surprise there, you are a wonderful teacher that is missed by many. Much love to you and family.

  3. Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments. We’ll be spending Christmas Eve with Marina’s new mother-in-law, so the family just keeps growing. Merry Christmas, everyone! 🙂

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