Monday, June 6, 2016

June 6, 2016

I never thought we would have an exchange student that we would have to get rid of because of her attitude and upbringing and lack of socialization. We had one this year. Veronica from China. There was no all. She stayed in her room. She had no friends to speak of. She never went out the whole year she was here. She also said things that were hurtful, even if she didn't mean it that way. The final straw came the morning after her graduation party, when she said she didn't care about the party. AFS found a new home for her for the last month in 24 hours. I had spent the last few months stressed out and not wanting to do anything, not want to go anywhere with her and just dreading another day in general. There were a lot of tears of frustration. I haven't cried in a week. That is big. We will never have another student from China. She did explain that in China they don't say thank you for things, they don't socialize much. She also said there is no child labor there. You can't even find a job until you are 18. Yup, they are fed the koolaid from a young age. She drank a lot of it. Darwin is fact....yeah, right. Any way, I am much happier. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Since my last post, we have gotten another exchange student. Veronica from China. It has been a rocky road with her. She will stay with us, but it's going to be tough.

Andy and the boys moved in in November. That is tough too. The boys are having a hard time with their mother threatening to kill them and their father. Now to get through the divorce proceedings with a psychotic woman.

trying to get back on the healthy bandwagon this year. I was going to swim today, but the water was only 74 degrees. Tomorrow it should finally hit 80.

I am fighting a cold and don't have much ambition today. I sent out Christmas cards and paid bills and am doing a mountain of laundry. That's about it.

HyeIn came to visit and we took her to the airport yesterday. She was here about 3 weeks. It was a great visit.

Hopefully, I start posting more often again.