So, today was a pretty normal day. I have everything ready for class and so was sitting reading on my computer when Sophie comes in.
She comes straight to me and says, "Katie, your letter?"
I take it and smile. There's a nice little envelope with German on it. It's addressed to me from a very familiar address.
So, smiling, I open it up and find this wonderful treasure-trove of things.
So, I think I'll be smiling like an idiot for the rest of the day. Nothing like getting a Christmas card from home, that was bought in one of my favorite European countries, when I'm about to spend my first Thanksgiving away from my family.
Kay-Kay, your timing is impeccable, like always!
Actually, I didn't just smile, I teared up too...I think the only thing I truly miss from the States are the people.
I don't miss having a car (I love walking and public transportation, yes, I'm weird). I don't miss having central heat (well, not too much...lol). I don't miss being able to read and understand everything. I don't miss having a shower that's separate from my bathroom (lots of room to move).
But, I do miss being able to see my sister, my dad, my grandparents, Michael, Kristen, and everyone else...
Okay, yes, there are a few people I don't miss at all (I'm 99% sure they don't read this blog, so whatever), but it will be nice to eventually see everyone else again.
If I don't post again before tomorrow...well, have a great Thanksgiving! Eat lots of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes pumpkin pie, spiced peaches, green bean casserole, cherry pie, cranberry sauce, and squash casserole.
I just made myself hungry....
Well, have a Happy Thanksgiving! I love you all and appreciate the letter a lot!
P.S. Thank for the adorable picture of my puppy! It's definitely going up in my apartment!