31 juillet, 2008

Updates


So, I've been back in the states about 1.5 weeks and I have about 3.5 weeks left. I finally bought my ticket after waiting for eons for some magic price reduction on the horrifically expensive flights. Boo. I'll be back in France on August 22nd and if everything goes ok, I will be starting work in September. I still don't know anything for sure and I can't do anything about it until I get over there because peepz are on vacances plus I need to be there in person. I'm anxious to get things rolling with that and crossing my doigts that it all marches. On freakin verra!

What have I been doing during these past 1.5 weeks, you ask? A lot of nothing. Enjoying being on vacation, watching way too much TLC and Food Network, shopping for jeans(enfin...holey jeans no more!) and other bits, seeing movies such as...Mamma Mia, here I go again, my, my, how can I resist ya? Sorry, I couldn't help myself! I've never really especially been into ABBA or seen the musical, but I decided to go see this with the sis because it looked like fun times. I mean, there was obv the cheese factor there, but if you like musicals in film-form, this is def a fun film. It brought me back to my Musical days in high school and also re-made me want to go to Greece. I'm not sure if/when it's coming to France, but those of you stateside that would like that kind of thing should def go check it out.

What do I have planned for the rest of my time? Well, besides more R&R, I will be starting a temp job tomorrow and doing it through next week too. I'm very excited I got something worked out-I needs to pay the ol' student loans! I've been deferring them for the past few years because I just haven't had the mulah to pay for them on top of everything else, but they started taking the money out of my American account again this past June, so I really need to save up as much money as possible to just leave in my account here so I'll be covered for a while. I will have to eventually use my French debit card to take out some dollars from an ATM here, but I'd like to be covered until Xmas, so as to not have to worry about it. I wonder if I could ever write French checks and have my rents deposit them? Hmm...I know it works with Canadian checks, I'll have to look into it. Anyway, so I have a job for 8 days and it should be pretty easy-peasey, so yay!! That's it from me for now, be back soon!

5 commentaires:

ColourMeCrazy a dit…

Good luck with the temp job! Hope it goes well!

Emily a dit…

Have a wonderful time in the US! My USA vaca ends this Thursday. I'm sad...

Andromeda a dit…

I loved Mamma Mia! Totally cheesy, and also slightly awkward at parts since I saw it with my mom, who danced in her seat through much of it. Like, really danced, not just tapped her feet or bobbed her head. But other than that, very fun times!

I think I'll just be sending my parents money to put into the account that pays my loans. Western Union isn't the cheapest, but for me it's the safest, fastest and easiest, and they usually give you a pretty good exchange rate.

Leah a dit…

CmC-Thanks! It's a pretty sweet job so far!!

E-Vacation is always way too short, isn't it? Enjoy your last few days!

A-Yessss, I'm glad I'm not the only one with an overly-excited relative! Hmm, I hadn't thought of Western Union. I could def do something like that if my bank doesn't accept my French checks. Thanks for the info!

joy suzanne a dit…

Yay for a job and la rentrée!