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O satisfy us in

the morning with

Your lovingkindness,

That we may sing

for joy and be glad

all our days.

Psalm 90:14

NASB

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Good evening.

Hello everyone. I am feeling better than I had been. I had a pretty good day today, and I feel like I'm getting some sorted out in my heart.

Quick click: Today was nice. :) My life had more order in it today.

Tonight's feature: Chocolate. Chocolate is ubiquitous in Switzerland. (http://merriam-webster.com) It is also relatively inexpensive, or at least, can be had inexpensively. There are certainly more expensive options. Also, you know the king size Hershey's bars like Mr. Goodbar and stuff? That is the most common size of candy bar. They even have ones that are like two of those put together longways. Also, the cheapest I've found them ever is about half a Swiss France, and Swiss Francs are worth about $0.83. Sweet, huh? :)

As I said, today was better. I woke up at 8 am, meaning I didn't have time to shower. We had English class today, which was one of the better in my memory, and had lunch and then Italian. I got lots of laundry done today, which was great as there were piles everywhere in my room of unusable clothes and also I'm headed to Munich tomorrow. I had some personal time this afternoon and then a good talk with Justin that needs to be continued. Then we had dinner, which was absolutely insane. One of the guys here had his 21st birthday today. Everyone got pretty trashed last night partying and was still pretty wound up (I think they recovered from feeling bad). Between being rushed to get the dinner stuff set up on time, fighting to get food before ravenous males ate everything up, getting up in the middle several times to take dishes back and forth, and the extremely high noise level the entire time in the dining room, it was just insane. But entertaining. Probably like having a birthday party for several small boys in your home. Anyway, I have stuff to do tonight, so I'm going to work on that now. Good night all, and thanks for your faithful support. :)

And since I haven't mentioned it in a while, let me talk about learning. Personally, I have been learning that it is important to set your life up around God, instead of trying to make Him a limited facet of your life. Also, I've been finding out that it is very important to have a lot of good-quality communication with those you want to maintain good relationships with. For more external things, I have been finding out that visiting every big city is not all there is to being in Europe. The fact is, and this is pretty big, people are pretty much the same everywhere. Justin said that being on the metro in Paris is pretty much the same experience as being on the metro in D.C., just the language is different. People talk on their cellphones, they look tired, they carry their briefcases, they get on and off without talking to the people next to them. Cities are also about the same. There's dirt and people with dogs and sights and Chinese restaurants. Being in Europe is not the dreamworld I used to think it would be. It's just life in a different place with some smaller differences like some ways people approach issues or things they use or the ways they do things. Most of it's really the same. Which probably means lots of things. Go figure. Goodnight. :)

5 Comments:

At Wednesday, February 23, 2005 3:58:00 PM, Anonymous D said...

I guess it's kind of sad that it took nothing short of a gold engraved invitation for me to respond to my own sister's blog. Shame on me. Thanks for faithfully keeping us back home informed--I am (for what it's worth) a dedicated blog-reader, and I very much enjoy keeping up with what you're doing over there. By the way, the dictionary link was a really good idea! You might consider making it a permenant...permanent...(sp?) addition to your website for those of us who are not English majors. :)

 
At Wednesday, February 23, 2005 4:36:00 PM, Blogger Liz Pinckney Claeys said...

Hey there, D! Woohoo! Thank you for commenting! :) I miss you! I just heard that you were in the Current, is that true? Email me sometime and tell me what you're thinking as far as school and stuff. I'm glad you read my blog. :-D

 
At Wednesday, February 23, 2005 7:47:00 PM, Anonymous Mom said...

As SOON as you mentioned the chocolate issue in your blog, I got up and acquired some--and took it internally. Your blogs are like the songs by the Drifters (sorry for making this reference--I know you are embarrassed--nearly everything you mention is easily visualized. Thus, the need for the sudden chocolate intake.

Can you imagine my surprise (and pride) at opening the paper and seeing Doug's picture (and house plan) in it?

 
At Friday, February 25, 2005 1:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey girl! Bring some chocolate back for all of us here, maybe as a wedding present, ok? =) Speaking of that, I have something to ask you. Love and miss you lots! Call me sometime, ok? ~Bec <><

 
At Monday, February 28, 2005 1:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally, it is easy to make a comment. I became embroiled in blogger email trying to help me post a comment. I resorted to "old-fashioned" email! We are loving your 'blogs! (Mema wanted to know what 'blog stood for. I had to do some research to learn - web log.)

You are such a talented visual writer. I feel I am there!

Auni Jwendolyn!

 

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