Becky over at Small Bits is doing this week's Foreign Service Blog Roundup and she asked that people submit pictures of where they are physically or mentally.
Physically, I am here (this is the window from my classroom. Note the total lack of fear from the geese...probably because they aren't studying Estonian):
Sorry I didn't have a pink picture in honor of Jen, but she already knows my thoughts and prayers are with her. And since she knows I am a big 'ole dyke, I hope she will understand and forgive the lack of pink.
Mentally, I am here:
Isn't my future home beautiful (even in the snow, which I hate. Yes, I know I am going to freeze to death). By the way, did you see that the UK's Daily Mail did a piece today on Tallin is this year's European Capital of Culture? This is a nice piece about Tallinn...I didn't see a mention of how hard the language is though.
Which reminds me that I never told you about our grammar boot camp.
It wasn't all that boot camp-ish. Mainly our teacher did a quick overview of the dreaded cases.
I am really enjoying having our teacher back. She speaks to us much more in Estonian than our substitute did, even for ordinary things. That makes class lots harder but also much better. I can already feel myself becoming more comfortable with the language.
Now if I can just find a cure for these brain cramps.