Friday, October 30, 2009
Today I participated in an 3-on-3 basketball tournament. I had never done a team sport like that before. I did play soccer when I was five and I did play softball in 8th grade, but really...nothing containing as much contact. I really enjoyed myself, I wish we could have played more games. It made me want to go back and play other sports when I was young, but I did love gymnastics and cheerleading. My team lost two consecutive games. But I stayed an watch everyone else play. One of my girls, Kat, wound up winning the whole tournament. I was so PROUD!!!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Where has October gone? I don't know, because I can't believe we only have one week left of this month. Well, it has begun to cool off and when I say cool off I mean the temperature dropped dramatically. Germany had been receiving temps in the low 80s and then all of a sudden it was literally freezing outside. We would wake up to frost and the feeling of staying in bed was a more viable option than braving the coldness of our rooms. What a shock to our system!
Otherwise things are going well over here. Nothing much to report here. O but we did have to fight off the inevitable lice. Thankfully we did not receive the gift but we fought it off with tea tree oil and heavy cleaning. Two out of the four girl dorms got it...
Friday, October 9, 2009
You know the morning at the end of the new Pride and Prejudice, the one where Elizabeth is contemplating the hope of a relationship in the future? Well, I wasn't contemplating something so dire, but the fog was laying low today and as I drove amongst the fading greens I could not but embrace the beauty and serenity around me. I was anxiously driving to pick up my seniors, who were returning from a week in Rome. I had not seen them for two weeks because I left the week before they left to go to the states. It was a sweet moment to experience as I crested through the heavy dew.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
My physical home has been in a constant state of change for the past 5 and 1/2 years. I have not been in one location for longer than a period of 6 months. For me, I almost feel restless when I do not get up and move my roots. But then there is home in my heart, where all the people that have touched my life live. I take them everywhere with me. They move around everywhere I go and even when I am away and as I add people to this heart home, I feel a sense of my past with me and know they are still apart of where I am now. This is something I have had to realize since I have been in Germany. Home is with you always...