So today is Thanksgiving. I am thankful for many things and I thought I would take the time to write them out.
1. I am thankful that I get to live in France this year.
2. I am thankful for my family which includes Oli too!!
3. I am thankful for the french healthcare system and the healthiness I'm slowly starting to feel.
4. I am thankful that I do not have to cook a huge turkey today but am sad I'm missing nana's spetchels.
5. I am also thankful that I am getting paid today. haha.
We've been doing thanksgiving lessons all week which makes me reflect upon the true meaning of thanksgiving and all that surronds the family get togethers and the food. This year is different but teaching about it somewhat makes up for the lack of family and food. I'm over the homesickness thing now but spending a whole day with my family? I do miss that.
St. Chely is slozwly starting to get colder and the closer we get to christmas the more promotions there are everywhere. For example for an entire month carrefour market was giving away these stuffed animals if you collect 25 tickets. You get tickets from the amount you buy and the kinds of things you buy. Mme H collected all 5 animals and she had some tickets left over so we combined ours and she got me the monkey. I have a stuffed monkey now....haha.
There is also a new store that opened yesterday in St. Chely. It's called bazarland. It's a sort of smaller gifi (for those of you who don't know what gifi is it's a homegoods store but really cheap and more for decorations than cooking). I went last night cause it's right next to the gym and it was insane. There were so many people there shopping!!! I think this place is cool and now I don't have to go to St. Flour to get things for the apartment. I've also been considering the amount of things I have been buying to keep. I need to keep that in check as I only have 2 suitcases!!! At the rate I am going, I'm going to have three of four suitcases to take home. At least bazarland has cheap ones...hahaha!!!!
A la prochiane fois mes amis and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!