Back in the USA

I’m currently in Michigan. I spent two days in London before flying home. It was fun to be back in that city, but I was a bit lonely. My friend Jess was able to hang out for a little while, so that was nice of her. I’ll upload the pictures when I get back to France next Thursday.

I really need to sort out the rest of my clothes and books and see how much I can carry back across the ocean with me. I’m seeing most of old friends on Friday night, and then heading to my cousin’s wedding on Saturday. Sunday is Mother’s Day here in the US, so I’ll be spending some time with my mom. I’m not sure what I’m doing on Monday or Tuesday yet, but I’ll be leaving for the airport at noon on Wednesday.

I won’t be able to work on my website while I’m here, but I’ll be bringing tons of language books back with me. I plan on working non-stop on my site this summer.

Another assistant here in Annecy has already received an e-mail saying that she was accepted for renewal next year. She knows she’ll be in the académie de Grenoble again, but she doesn’t know in what city. I hope I receive an e-mail soon… I’m going crazy not knowing if I have a job this fall. At least David is doing a different job now, so he’s making a little more money, but it still would be nice to have my own income.

About the elections, I think we all knew that Sarkozy would win on Sunday… now let’s wait and see what he actually does in power… Here’s hoping that he doesn’t kick PACSed foreigners out of the country.

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  • Ross

    Not that I know French politics, but I doubt Sarkozy will raise that issue again. He started off courting the Le Pen right, but ended up being more threatened by the new center movement of Bayrou, and that looks like more of a threat to him going forward. Being anti-PACS doesn’t look like the way to fend off a centrist threat. Or is there something I’m missing?

  • Ross

    Not that I know French politics, but I doubt Sarkozy will raise that issue again. He started off courting the Le Pen right, but ended up being more threatened by the new center movement of Bayrou, and that looks like more of a threat to him going forward. Being anti-PACS doesn’t look like the way to fend off a centrist threat. Or is there something I’m missing?

Why is Jennie no longer in France?

I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at a university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling and being an American abroad.

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