This morning I woke up around 8 and read another story in Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, which I love. I eventually extracted myself from the cats and made my way out of bed and into the living room to do a workout on the bike trainer while watching the Gilmore Girls. The workouts are getting easier - I'll have to up the intensity on my next ride!
While I was riding, the Magic Jack rang a couple times, and then the house phone rang. Fearing it might be an emergency, I unclipped from the bike, swiped a towel over my sweaty brow, and answered the phone. It was Laura! I called her after my bike workout while I was drinking my delicious banana-yogurt-orange juice smoothie concoction. Laura's doing well, and, as always, it was really nice to talk to her.
My student came this afternoon, and we had a nice lesson. She told me all about her trip to Seoul over New Year's. She wasn't very enthusiastic. She said that the city was very gray, and that she "froze a lot." She used to live in Shanghai and had a much more favorable impression of that city than of Seoul. But she and her husband liked their hotel and the restaurants, and they took a bus tour that looked pretty cool (she showed me a brochure).
I was a whirlwind of activity in the evening and did some cleaning and lesson planning for tomorrow. I'm a little nervous because I'm meeting some temporary new students. They are the sons of another student, and they'll just be here until the end of January. I think tomorrow is really just a planning session, and I have a plan, so things should work out well. I spent the evening online catching up on e-mail and watching movie trailers. I heard a story on NPR and want to see just about every movie mentioned in the top 10. Looks like we'll have lots to rent when Keegan gets back!