First you get an application update and then… A WEATHER UPDATE! I know… I know. Don’t be so Midwestern, but it is true! (trust me)
1. So I pulled a stupid this week and missed my appointment with my study abroad adviser. As my friend would say “Face. Palm. Slide” I completely wrote it on the wrong day. The schedules for the Study Abroad office were packed this week, students are getting ready for studying abroad over spring break, but I did manage to secure a spot on Friday. *sigh of relief*
2. I finally remembered to bring my passport to work with me and have that all taken care of, though not without a few hitches. The obvious sometimes escapes me and I inserted a “facebook pic” instead of a professional pic. On top of that I hit submit, which meant the information was locked int. Luckily CIEE staff came to the rescue again and reset the information so that I could change it. One more step down, three to go!
The FRIGGIN WEATHER!
Yesterday it was a warm and sunny here in Iowa as it was in Palma. It was a miraculous feeling getting up and thinking, this is what it could be like for a very long time! It was beautiful. I can’t wait to not need a warm down coat, a hat, mittens, and a scarf, just so I can be both sweaty and hot and cold and windburned when I get to class.
The today it was foggy. A thick kind of fog that normally rolls off of large bodies of water. Where the whole world seams to have disappeared into a dense cloud of white and even the birds sound muted. I miss this kind of fog. Dense fog I have really only ever seen coming off of Lake Superior and which I can dream rolls off of the Mediterranean. I can’t wait to see if there is a difference. But, until I do, Hasta Luego and to my family remember I love you like a dentist loves crooked teeth.