Many lovely things have happened these past few weeks, but here’s a short list:
I now tutor two Saudi Arabian women in ESL and could not have asked for sweeter, more caring, more intelligent ladies to work with. It is enlightening to meet with them every week and listen to their views on religion and culture. It’s also eye-opening to listen to their struggles in assimilating to America. It’s heartbreaking to know these beautiful women have so much to struggle with, but it’s incredible to see how strong they are.
Spring break just finished. One week of family, friends, and… well, work. It went by way too quickly, but I am so happy I got to go home. I missed it much more than I realized. Over the course of the week, I managed to spend time with close friends, visit the beach, buy saltwater taffy (yum!), and see family. Oh, and I pet SO many dogs. I miss having a furry friend, so being able to spend time with puppies was great. Well, they’re dogs, really, but all dogs are puppies to me.
Mail! I haven’t been taking pictures of everything I’ve sent or received, but there have been some gems. I need to step up my game and start returning mail in a more timely manner. My pen friends deserve that much.
Baking! Cinnamon rolls are my go-to nowadays. I also made some lovely blueberry scones the other week and some cupcakes right before I left my hometown… I want to start snapping photos before I eat, if only to prove I made them.
Now I’m a bit hungry from looking at them. Not good!
Anyway, that’s what I’ve been up to. In the coming weeks I’ll be working on a lot of class projects/presentation/paper (the three dreaded P’s!).
Hope you’ve all been doing wonderfully well!