Today we had our first flurries of snow! Weak-ass snow, to be sure, but it was still there, meaning that the tights I wore to teach in today were a definite tactical error :P
It’s been getting darker earlier and earlier, and since I’ve been busy I’ve been getting home later and later, meaning that this little glimpse of sunset is the most daylight I’ve caught in weeks (I decided not to waste it by walking down to the river - and lo and behold, my favorite Amazonian ice swimmer was there, doing her bikini stretches and getting ready to dive in. I am, as ever, in awe).
Things have been crazy busy lately. I tried writing an e-mail to my family that described all the ways that things were crazy busy and it basically ended up being a novel-length super technical breakdown of the Peace Corps practicum, so I’ll do my gentle readers a favor and spare you. But it’s been a lot of work! I taught my last class today (Peace Corps requires you to teach 15 during training) and it was so sad saying goodbye to my baby 9th graders. I’m going to miss them!
Looking at the dates for everything is actually SUPER INTIMIDATING because they are suddenly all SO SOON. I find out where I’m going December 4th! I leave Fastiv December 8th! I’m sworn in on December 10th and then it’s off to site for the next two years! And you’re sitting there for all of training going “Ah, yes, December, that’s so far — WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT’S THE LAST WEEK IN NOVEMBER.” And then I start eyeballing my suitcases and trying to figure out how I’m going to fit all of my crap back in them and then I just despair.
I am going to be very sad to leave Fastiv.