I thought I’d be flying in a plane for eight hours today, sitting in an airport for nine hours, taking a short flight to Syracuse, NY, and then spending tonight at a friends house before driving home tomorrow morning. But that’s not how things worked out.
We arrived at the airport, returned our rental car, and went to check-in when we saw our flight number with a nice fat red word next to it. “Canceled”.
Well at least the pressure of checking in on time was gone! We now had nothing to worry about EXCEPT getting another flight. But it worked out.
We’re going home tomorrow. So I had another day here in Spain. I haven’t been productive at all beside sending a couple emails and making granola for my hosts here in Camarma.
That’s it. I’m just waiting for tomorrow.
I’m leaving for Connecticut tomorrow to visit J. Hello, road trip!
Confession: this is my first trip alone. Besides, you know, the ones where I’ve flown to foreign countries. So I should clarify: this is my first road trip alone. Which I’m finding far more weird. It’s a different level of independence. And it’s mildly terrifying.
I turned 19 last week and now I’m acting all growed up. Weird, right?
As with most road trips, the music is quite important. I already have all my favorite country music on my phone and today I bought a bunch of Shania cause there is nothing like Shania, Starbucks, and an open highway. But I still need to find more music.
So, what’s your favorite road trip music?
Welcome to the big one-nine L! We love you and all your spunk. Keep being so cool (Lord knows one of us has to do it). <3
If you came to my little gray office right now, I’d make you a cup of coffee and tell you that…
Grooveshark does not lie.
I am obsessed. I have seriously listened to this song countless times today.
Tomorrow is the day of the performance for all the little kids I teach choir to. I got a phone call today letting me know that a soloist won’t be making it because she’s sick. So I need to find a replacement. Like now. I need to finish costumes. I need to do a lot before tomorrow.
Honest? Teaching this class was one of the hardest and best things I’ve done this year.
There is nothing like teaching nearly 60 K-4 graders to help you realize how impatient you are and how bad at communicating you are. But they are my joy, too. Sitting there, listening to them sing, smiling and loving it… it’s my happy place. Knowing that in just 5 weeks of CFA, I’ve taught them something is kind of amazing.
Tomorrow is my birthday. Another year. I know I’m young to be all “wow, where did time go” and “when did I get this old” but I can’t help it. Where did the time go? When did I get this old?
I don’t know. Some moments, I’m worried about it. I’m worried that one day I’ll look back and wonder why I didn’t do this more or that more. Other moments, I realize that it’s out of my hands, anyway. Might as well get over growing up and the ideas that I have to do this or that before getting “old” and just live for Jesus.
Cause, really, what will matter when I’m old and gray? That I did crazy things when I was 18 or that I spent my time falling more and more in love with my Lord?
Second update from Germany!
I find this one particularly hilarious. The little brother makes my day.
Also: these updates are far more interesting than anything you’d hear from me. Work, sleep, work, sleep.
Although, I did have a particularly awesome day in Montreal this past weekend. I’ll fill you in sometime.
For now, you can listen to C and the little brother.
Here’s the first update on what C & Family are up to!
I had one last full day here at home and I spent it with my special loves. And although I could write about the day, pictures are just so much more fun!
And I HAVE to show you this awesome sweatshirt L owns that I wore all day.
And that’s that.
I’m leaving home today — so goodbye Madrid and St. Lawrence County. You’ll be missed.