|Peonies from my host family. Photo by me.
So maybe I wasn't cut out for this blogging thing...considering it's almost been a month since I last updated. Oops. To say that I've been busy would be an understatement. But honestly, I can't complain. Sometimes I get super busy and super stressed, but lately I've just been super busy and not super stressed. Remember that post about peace...it's continuing. I think I posted about this before, but I have yet to have a "normal" week. I've come to find that "normal" doesn't really exist though, and that's okay.
Since we last spoke (or since you last read?), I moved! I absolutely loved my host family, but there was an opportunity that came along and I really couldn't pass it up. There's a couple who have been volunteering here in Romania for a number of years, and they are currently taking some time to relax in Scotland. They didn't want to leave their apartment empty so they asked me to move in! This also allowed for my host family to host two of the six students who arrived about two weeks ago. Good timing all around. The apartment is in the home of an older lady who I am absolutely fascinated by! I haven't had much time to chat with her, but I'm looking forward to sitting with her in the garden and chatting about life. Or attempting to chat I should say...she speaks German and Romanian.
Speaking of Romanian, the language is coming along. Slowly. Am curs de romana marti, miercuri si joi dimineata (without all of the special letters)...I have Romanian class on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning. My teacher, Elena, is fabulous and does a great job of encouraging me. Some classes are easier than others, but I'm definitely learning! It's much easier for me to understand than to speak. Prayers would be appreciated in this area...that I would continue to improve and feel comfortable speaking.
Today was full of adventure, but I'm going to save that information for another post...in the very near future. I promise.