Christmas Carols – Check
Decorative Wreath – Check
Presents – Kinda Check
Snow – No Check, but there is temporary snow effects on this blog. So actually, Kinda Check
Holiday Spirit – HECK YEAH!!!!
Last week Courtney and Sarah have left for the states for about a month. They’ve gone home temporarily to visit their families and friends and will be back in January. I don’t really feel like I’ve been here long enough to want to go home, but candidly my heart was heavy and lonely upon their departure.
I. LOVE. HOLIDAYS.
So, I have battled this mood and am actively making this a relaxing break. This Christmas has the potential to be quite memorable. Perhaps not especially social or traditional, but certainly a great experiment.
I will spend my Christmas eve with Helga, Andreas, Flora and Caspar. My surrogate Austrian family here. The Pehams have been so generous with their time, home, food, and company.
As for the rest of the break, I plan on laying in my hammock, making a trip out to Bazaruto Island for a snorkel adventure, and piddling around my house. No plans for new years yet. We’ll see. It’ll be okay!
For all those back home, I send you many hugs and Yuletide greetings! I’ll be listening to White Christmas with an extra sense of nostalgia and appreciation for all the blessings in my life.