Thank You Mommy & Daddy

We received our Christmas packages from my parents! The only thing I really wanted was books from Amazon.com, but for some odd reason, they were shipped from New Zealand instead of the US. If you’re bad at geography, just know that New Zealand is as far away from France as you can possibly get on the planet. Compared to Auckland, New York is practically next door to France, so I can’t see the reasoning behind it, unless it’s some elaborate scheme to charge a ridiculous amount for shipping…

For the other package I had to go to the post office and pick it up because they would not deliver it. It was too encombrant (bulky) for them to bother, apparently. I even had to go to a different part of the post office to get it because they couldn’t bring it out to the counter. Just because the box weighed a measly 32.25 pounds. My arms were burning and I was sweating by the time I got home (which is only two city blocks away). It took about an hour for my arms to stop shaking afterwards, but it was so worth it.

Stuffing mix, pumpkin pie mix, Easy Cheese, Oreos, peanut butter, pudding, a block of CHEDDAR CHEESE, root beer, more language books, and stockings filled with goodies for everyone! (I promise we didn’t open the wrapped goodies yet, mom. Except the Oreos, obviously…)

David also got the waterproof Dickie boots he wanted since it’s actually cheaper to buy shoes in the US than have them shipped from Paris. He’s a size 13 American / 48 European which is nearly impossible for him to find here. He finally got to walk in the snow without his feet freezing!

Canaille has been sniffing the stockings a lot, but he seems to be most thankful for the box.

Thank you!!!

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    Uh-oh, does Canaille need box-hab?

    Ls last blog post..Eggs

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    Uh-oh, does Canaille need box-hab?

    Ls last blog post..Eggs

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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