Tuesday, January 31, 2012

-10 degrees.

That is the temperature tonight. -10 degrees...in Celsius that is. For those of you back home-that's a balmy 14 degrees Fahrenheit!

I shouldn't complain as I am in the warmest county of the country. But lord...I am still freezing. The walk to school is insane in the morning as the wind whips through my jacket chilling me to my core and my nose doesn't even run because my snot is frozen. Too much information?  It's the truth.

Thank God I don't have a beard.
 I have a visit from Peace Corps tomorrow-just a routine site visit to see how I'm doing and to hear about my plans for the next few months. My official Close of Service conference is in April, then my group heads out at the beginning of July...I can't believe it. Tomorrow is February, winter is almost over, (I can only hope) spring break plans are being made (London to visit my sister and parents!) but honestly, as each day passes and my time is cut shorter and shorter, the thought of leaving this place breaks my heart.

Ok enough sap for now. I still have 5 months left and that is what I'm focusing on.

Over the next few months I will be working on forming a partnership with my school and the refugee center across the street, one that requires my HS students to volunteer a certain number of hours a year in order to graduate. I'm also in the process of working on a summer English camp for Timis county. I am currently teaching adult English classes at my school and community center and will continue planning activities for my students-in and out of school. 

Vali and his friends have invited me on a road trip to Montenegro in a few months so I'm looking forward to that too! It looks GORGEOUS.

OK back to planning for tomorrow adult classes. Hope you all are warmer than I am right now.

1 comment:

  1. -17 degrees in Bucharest now, and counting (down). -21 in the south of the country and I've heard something about a -27 coming, news that I decided to ignore. What can I say, it's lovely :|