“It’s really good to be here and as I always say, it’s really good to be anywhere!” — Keith Richards
Happy Friday! I’ve been settling into my new (and permanent!) site this week. It’s so nice to be fully unpacked — that means even my winter clothes are out of my suitcase now. My host family has been very kind thus far; happy to include me in things, but respectful of my time and space, too.
Here are some things I am grateful for this week:
I’ve been enjoying my morning coffee in my new mug, which was a sweet gift from a friend.
My host parents brought this bracelet back from their vacation in Albania. I haven’t taken it off, not even to shower or sleep.
One thing I love about being in other countries is the sheer randomness of everything. I don’t know what the difference between “sheep” or “butterfly” is when it comes to clothing … maybe a fluffy wash versus a light wash? My clothes are clean, at any rate.
I (stupidly) did not bring any printed photos to Kosovo. With the help of my friends, I found a printer and pulled some photos off my phone to have printed. It’s nice to be able to look at my family, friends, and our pets in the States. (Also, I plan to post my photos of my new room once I am a bit more settled in.)
I found yarn at the grocery store without even l00king for it. I just rounded a corner and bam! There it was. I’ve got a couple of ambitious crochet projects in mind … we’ll see how they pan out.
I bought a lamp for my new room … and managed to break it the next morning. My host father made a new lamp stand for me. Isn’t this so cute?! It seriously made my day. 🙂
Also, I downloaded The Joy Luck Club to my Kindle (thanks, still-working Chicago Public Library card!) and re-read it this week. I think I was a teenager the last time I read it … I’d forgotten what a great novel it is. 🙂
Have a great weekend, everyone!