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A Year of Living Positively -Day 190

My summer plans are unfolding. Today, I was invited to a job interview for a position teaching a summer camp in August. Also, I received another translation to work on. Lastly, the local KOTESOL work is coming together.

L was good enough to pass my name onto Language Park at BUFS. They are holding a camp, I believe that is a children's English camp, for one week in August and they contacted me about it.

That turn of events is remarkable. A few days ago, I was saying that I would have to look for extra summer work to keep on my financial track. I did not even have to make an effort to look, for someone called me about a summer job. Moreover, I don’t have to be concerned about getting into a conflict with my employer over it, since Language Park is connected to BUFS.

It looks like our local can carry off a meeting of members in July. Knowing it would likely be smaller than most other meetings, and considering that some of our team will be away in July, though we usually try to have a July meeting for members, I have proposed a casual thing wherein teachers share tips. First, I put forward my own name. Then two others stepped up. Three presenters is enough to make it happen. That's good!

Further to that business of the KOTESOL Chapter, a volunteer has responded to the call for someone to take up my former position as Vice-President. There still has to be a formal procedure, even with only one candidate. Luckily, we can take care of that formality at the July meeting.

The leadership team was not able to meet today. Instead, we'll meet next Tuesday. I feel glad that we can meet properly, and not just by trying to steal a few minutes prior to a members' event. In the first seven months of this current fiscal year, the executive committee only met one time. That is not enough, and it reflects poorly on the Chapter. I hope we can meet properly if only a couple of times between now and the end of the fiscal year.

I got busy with all the messages related to the above matters this morning. Yet, I felt odd. I slept for an hour before noon, but I still felt off. I don't have much appetite. My ear was giving me so much pain that I resolved to go to the medical center and see an ear specialist. I did, and he reported that I have a severe infection. He prescribed me antibiotics, ear drops and Tylenol. 

I believe that the infection occurred from using plastic ear plugs in the hot humid nights to block out the noise that I have been complaining about it, but my body cannot tolerate it. I will have to keep relying on the air conditioning. I have had problems with my ears when using ear plugs in the summer, but I don't think it ever got this bad before. I should watch it, considering that aging makes one more vulnerable to infections.





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