Dear Mom, I woke up this morning and stumbled out of my bed...I know you will get the reference...and realized that this is the first time in almost ten years that I actually get to spend your birthday with you. Man, you have had some crazy birthdays - remember that time I crashed my brand … Continue reading A Letter to My Mother
Glitter, confetti, rainbows. This must mean one thing...Lisa Frank!...Just kidding...PRIDE WEEKEND! I was curious what pride would be like in this city of progressive political policies. Uruguay legalized same-sex marriage back in 2013. It is one of the few places in South America that celebrates and embraces sexual differences. I was looking forward to seeing … Continue reading Montevideo has Pride
So Katie had the brilliant idea to jump on the Montevideo bandwagon and buy some rollerblades. We have this beautiful Rambla and see the roller gangs all the time. It looks like a fabulous workout and fun! Our friend Mariel has a neighbor who is super into the sport. He is a part of a … Continue reading Roller Babes!
I cannot even begin to explain how lucky I feel to know the people I work with. And through them, my list of awesome people to know continues to grow and grow. From day one, I have fallen in love with these amazing people who are not only fabulous educators, but also fun and amazing … Continue reading The Best Part of Uruguay
"We'll just go with it" has been my new phrase since moving to Uruguay. I was well aware that moving to a new country was going to require a learning curve. I was prepared for the language barrier, for greeting people with kisses, and for the ever present bidet. I knew my life-style was about … Continue reading We’ll Just Go With It – Food Shopping In Montevideo
Say the words "in" and "service" to a teacher and one typically gets an eye roll and a guttural grunt. I've always been disturbed by in-service days. Think about it. You take your car in to get service when it needs maintenance. A church is in service when the people need to maintain their religious … Continue reading Serviced In
I decided to brave the bus system and head to school on a Sunday. Here is the 411 on Montevideo bus travel... If you are planning on coming to Montevideo and you want to take some buses around the city, bring some cash (small bills are better) and a few Spanish phrases. As you get … Continue reading Taking a Bus in Montevideo
For the past seven years, I have traveled the same route to the same school. Twenty-seven minutes down two parkways and a highway. Two right turns and two left turns and I was at my school. It was one of the reasons I bought a Prius. Several people thought I was a bit crazy making … Continue reading A New Commute