Apparently this is the week where people start coming over for those one-on-one goodbye visits, so getting kind of busy but in a very good way.
Only thing I can throw out quick is that we have finally entered deep-phase packing. I have taken over my absent brother’s room and am currently transferring my rat’s-nest pile of personal possessions from my floor over to his, so now I can finally go to sleep every night without having to plow a path to the bed first. Corralling will soon be complete, and next comes the sorting, the packing, the weighing, the repacking, the itemized inventory list of everything I’m taking and everything I’ll need to buy when over there. Then the haphazard unpacking, because those are my actual clothes and I still need to wear them for two weeks.
Speaking of which, two weeks. Aaaaagghhh ❤
Other than that, just continuing my reading and re-listening to all my Pimsleur CDs. Pimsleur, again, would be the language program I’m trying, just to make sure I’m on the right track with my pronunciation and to get a couple phrases under my belt. So far, the thing I am most confident saying is this: “Mi dispiace, sono americana e non capisco l’italiano.” To the best of my knowledge, this translates as “I’m sorry, I’m American and I don’t understand Italian.” If it comes out garbled…well, then that really only underscores my point, doesn’t it?
Still want to talk about money and intercontinental communication and academics (because I’m reading some of our class texts and they are glorious), but people-visiting comes first so I’ll get to it as soon as I can.
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