Doesn't "holiday" sound so much more darling than "vacation"? These little British-isms are having a hard time staying out of my vocabulary now that I teach them all day.
Well, it's time!
Our long-planned trip to Munich, Germany is one effing day away! I'm so excited. So, so excited. The suitcase is out in the living room, outfits are being assembled, MCAT books are being studied... it's so close!
In the last month or so, Ben has truly become a studying machine. He wakes up early and studies every chance he gets throughout the day. For hours. He called me into "his den" (our living room) the other day to show me some of the work he's been doing: he goes through and takes 50 question practice tests and then marks not only the questions he gets wrong, but also the questions he got right, but wasn't 100% sure about. Then he goes through and reviews everything again. I'm so proud of him and how well he's been able to balance studying, work, and us.
Ugh, but Germany is so close I can just taste it//beer. On Wednesday- Ben's birthday- it will be kind of odd because we'll be arriving, checking out where the testing center is, and then just hitting the hay. It'll be tempting to want to run around Munich right away, but that will have to wait until Thursday afternoon. And then c e l e b r a t i o n s are in order, for sure.
This is also our first time out of Russia in, gosh, seven months? Yikes. I can't wait to smell the sweet Bavarian air and not walk down the street with my fists clenched and my face hardened. Many of my students travel to Germany frequently as the cars and clothes are much cheaper, and so many people had great suggestions for Munich. What I'm most excited for though is the shopping. Moscow is one of the most expensive cities in the world (next to Tokyo) and man, does it feel expensive. It'll be nice to go shopping and not have to shrink meals because of it.
So, blogworld: think good thoughts for Ben on Thursday morning (or Wednesday night, for you Americans!) and I'll be positing pictures on my instagram for the next few days.