Sunday, December 23, 2007

Let the fun begin!

I am safe and sound here at the Harfst's house and thoroughly enjoying myself. Yesterday I spend the day following David and Samuel around as they did their street performing with their friend Dominik. It was awesome. I really enjoyed their music and even got to participate (that is, I periodically tossed the change from David's coffee into the guitar case in front of the crowd or bought a cd from the boys, which David bought back from me at home). It was really cold, however, and the runny nose that I was fighting against on the way down here triumphed so I am now constantly accompanied by a package of Kleenex. Today I went to church with the clan, helped decorate the tree (the tradition in Germany is to not set the whole thing up until just before Christmas), then went out with Samuel, his friend Peter, and Peter's American girlfriend, Michelle. Michell attends Biola and knows one of my old but dear friends, Hilary. This world just keeps shrinking. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to talk with Michelle and Samuel and Peter over beer and pizza at the Alt Gie├čen, which is, apparently, a German dining experience. The holiday officially starts in one hour over here, so I will bid Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight.


Teal said...

it sounds like you're having a good time over there Val, and I'm glad.

I like the nature of your participation in your friend's street act.

Marianne Elixir said...

I thoroughly enjoy hearing the little details from your day. Makes me feel like, perhaps, there is not an ocean and a continent between us.

Perhaps it is because I am half German, or perhaps because we just moved in, but we will be setting our tree up on Christmas eve, too.

Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!

meg said...

have fun Val. and merry german christmas to you!

Matti said...

Hey Val! we'll see you in a few short hours eh? :)

Valerie said...

Thanks to you all for the well wishes and keeping up! Tomorrow begins another excursion, but I'll try to write again sooner than later.

twig said...

Merry New Year!