Last night, I discovered that the mattress Angie put on my bed is one of those fancy mold-around-your-body, warmth-absorbent creatures. And my duvet (I’m pretty sure they call it a duvet here) is probably made of angels’ wings, because it’s just about that soft.
I’m writing this from my home-for-five-months in England, so that all of you know that I a) am not dead or kidnapped by pirates, and b) haven’t forgotten about my blog. Again.
Anyway, to begin at departure (Thursday): Dad woke me up at 5am to tell me that it was time to go to the train station…and that there were 14 inches of snow on the ground outside. And it was still snowing. Of course, I thought, The one day we get more than six inches, and it’s the day I want to leave the country.
Wow - it's been a couple of weeks since I posted anything. A few updates:
1. We are without reliable internet at my house, and this will probably be the case until I leave the country, so further postings over the next week or so will be spotty, at best.
2. Six days to departure.
4. SIX DAYS.
5. Tomorrow I'm going to see this movie, adapted from a play that I worked on about a year ago. The cast and crew are all going together, so no doubt we'll be a fun audience, and it'll be interesting to see how this film differs from the production we put on- for instance, ours had some really funny parts, whereas it looks like this version will be dark all the way through. And, of course, we'll have to see whether this cast (including the ever-brilliant and usually frightening Nicole Kidman) is as interesting to watch as ours. I hope the rest of the theater forgives us.
I've always been skeptical about New Year's resolutions. But this year, with so many challenging changes looming on the horizon, I feel inspired to make some. This is a first. But I think they're worthy goals. What do you think?
1. Seek the truth.
2. Take risks. Especially on people.
3. Look for opportunities to learn new things.
Possibly I will elaborate on these in future posts. But I think this will do for now. Happy New Year.