Now that September has come, the temperature in Kosovo has dropped and it feels like autumn. I am happy that my favorite two-month stretch of the year has begun. 🙂
For the start of the school year, I decided to deep clean my room and re-arrange the furniture. I spent a lot of time in my room this summer. I needed the space to feel different. Living in someone else’s house is hard, so being in control of my own space feels good psychologically.
I was a little nervous about moving stuff around for fear of scratching the floor, but I was careful and that didn’t happen. After years of living alone, I am a champion furniture mover. The only thing I didn’t move was my bed, which is way too heavy, and I don’t know where else I’d put it.
When we first moved to our permanent sites, Peace Corps gave us a “settling in allowance.” I wish we got another one our second year. I’ve bought several new things for my room this summer, including a fan, a better pillow, and an electric kettle.
Media Consumption …
- My mom suggested that I read Dolores Claiborne, a timely choice of fiction about a woman who kills her husband during an eclipse. The narrative was strange, but I enjoyed the story.
Monday was our first day back to school. As I looked at the familiar faces of my students, I thought about how I won’t be here next year. It made me sadder than I imagined feeling.
I went to Skopje, Macedonia on Wednesday, and will be posting more pictures next week.
Today, I am going to Rahovec, a Kosovo city I haven’t yet visited. I’ll be attending their annual wine festival with some friends. 🙂
Happy weekend! Talk to you on Monday.