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Thursday, December 25, 2008

AlOnE aT cHrIsTmAs

I wanted to share a moment with you about this Christmas...
Being away from home sounds really frightening around the holidays. Let me tell you it is a little daunting, but this Christmas I was able to enjoy myself despite the distance from family and friends. Today I went running...I made a wrong turn, up this huge hill.  But once I started I would not allow myself to stop.  As I crested the hill the ground was lightly powdered in white flecks of snow.  It was my first white Christmas experience!!! It was such a blessing and a moment that God and I were able to share on Christmas!!  Just wanted to share with you that special moment!
For my Christmas festivities I went over for brunch with fellow RAs and watched a Christmas episode of the office and for supper I went to my supervisors house and we celebrated with fellow single members of the BFA community!!! It truly was a good Christmas.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

SnOw OfFeRs A lItTlE wOnDeR!

"Sleigh bells ring, are you listening, in lane snow is glistening.  Its a beautiful sight, I am happy tonight, walking in a winter wonderland. Walking in a Winter Wonderland!" I may seem so fixated on this idea of snow, but I have never had so much snow where I have lived in my entire life.  I woke up this morning and it had begun to snow, so I went running.  I was covered.  Now I look out my window about 4 hours later and I would say that we have about 5 inches.  It has not snowed in Wittlingen more than once a year...it has already snowed for at least 5 days this winter!!! Now I am dreaming of White Christmas!!
Our girls leave on Saturday...sad day, but at the same time I am ready for a little break from the tasks...not the girls...the tasks!!! I also am going to watch a Golden Retriever dog over the break while my mom is here!! I am so excited.  All we will be missing is my dad...and then it would feel like home (let me clarify...my house home, no offense to everyone else who doesn't live in the house).
So until then...Let it Snow, Let is Snow, Let it Snow!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Smaller is better; less chaos ensues and it better enables us as a staff to function, as well as, provides more intimate relationships with the girls.  I have begun to realize the times we have smaller groups of girls in the dorm we are able to keep better track and even interact better.  I understand why the dorms have to have so many students, but I wish there was a way to enable smaller amounts of students, which helps everyone's sanity.
But on the other hand life is winding down over here.  The semester is almost complete, which means finals, which means papers, which means lack of sleep, which means sickness, which means crabby girls, which means even more homesickness.  At the same time we, as a school, are going to a Christmas market in Freiburg, a city near us.  It will be a fun excursion for everyone!
I hope all is well...

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