I hope you are able to find a moment to relax and enjoy the approaching holidays. Life in Kolkata has become extremely busy for me. As I said in my last email, I began working at Dolna Day School. The school has three classes below Class I for two, three and four year olds, through Class XII. Each week, I see Upper Nursery (the three year olds) through Class VII for forty minutes as well as a Junior and Senior Choir which I see three days a week. Although teaching is exhausting, particularly in a school that is not the culture I am use to, I am really happy to be back in the classroom. I am already developing a special relationship with students and teaching them really energizes me.
In addition to the Christmas Fete and Teresa's visit, we've also been busy preparing for Christmas and Aakash's birthday. I'm excited because Cole Paulson, one of our good friends from high school, recently moved to Delhi and he'll be coming to Kolkata for Christmas. We're throwing a party on December 24th for our friends who will be in town and I am looking forward to singing Christmas songs. Cole will be here in time for the party which is exciting. For those of you who don't know Cole, we have been in plays and choirs together since middle school, so I've been singing Christmas sings with him every year for almost fifteen years. If you can't tell, we're excited he'll be joining us.