Thursday, December 18, 2008

Home for Christmas

I have made it to New Hampshire in time for the first snow that looks likely to stay around awhile. More is forecast for tomorrow.

So recently arrived am I that I am mentally still half-in-Cluj. I used half an onion tonight in making turkey salad. The unused half sat on the counter stinking up the kitchen for the next hour, because I knew I had no Ziplock bags in which to store it (in the kitchen in Cluj). When I realized where I was, I opened the kitchen drawer, pulled out a baggie, put the onion into it, zipped it shut, and placed it in the produce drawer in the fridge. And, I am still on Eastern European time, not Eastern Standard time. I have been up in the morning by 3:30 A.M., because that is 10:30 A.M. in Cluj, where I never sleep past 8:00.

My family has been great to see, and Preston gave me a warm and furry welcome, too.


Work Persists!

Before leaving Cluj I was asked by the folks at the Center for International Cooperation at Babeş-Bolyai University to explore the possibility of a joint master's degree program with the Business Department at Plymouth State University. I have today met with Dr. Trent Boggess, our chair in that department, and we have begun work on the joint degree idea. There is a definite interest here.

I still have to work on my lectures for Finland.

So, though still recovering from a 28-hour trip, I am far from idle.

Tomorrow Shirl and I are going to look at bedroom sets.

Please understand my intermittent posting.

As this blog is about my Romanian Fulbright adventures, I cannot promise a daily update from Stateside. But if anything important, or especially interesting, develops while I am here, I'll let you readers know. Meanwhile, I wish you all a warm and happy Holiday Season, a Merry Christmas, a Happy Chanukah, and to all a loving time, be it in your homes in Romania, or here in the U.S.A.

1 comment:

Alex&Dora said...

We wish you a Merry Christmas as well, enjoy your time home with your familly! we miss you and hope to get some more pictures of the snow there :), cause we miss it here in Cluj.A happy New Year and we expect you back soon!