terça-feira, 29 de dezembro de 2009

happy holidays tout le monde!

I'm officially the worst blogger ever. I would apologize, but that would infer I'll work hard on getting better, and that I just can't promise. But sorry for that last bit at least.

However I do want to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS, albeit a bit late, and a HAPPY NEW YEAR, though a bit early.

I've had a fabulous European holiday break thus far, and will catch you up on it soon. It's been especially great because the every-other-day-or-so skype dates with my family etc have literally been the only times I've spoken English since the 22nd. Which is a good thing, though my head hurts at night from so much French. ;]

For now, a bit of very exciting news: I just learned that my CAF (Caisse d'Allocations Familiales) application went through, meaning that now the French government is giving me a monthly stipend to help me pay for my housing. And they deposited a gorgeous amount of euros in my French bank account on Christmas Eve, paying me retroactively for my time spent here since September.
Ahhh the joys of European socialism.

Much love to all.