I do love Christmas. I love that we have a whole time and season specifically set aside to celebrate Christ’s birth, I love how families and friends come together to hang out, eat, play games, I love the cold weather (should I say cooler weather in ca?), I love Christmas trees-the real ones!!, I am a sucker for twinkle lights too. And, I am one of those people who randomly plays Christmas music throughout the year, whenever it tickles my fancy. And so, I’ve been wanting to get into the Christmas spirit, but since were living in a place that is warm, doesn’t really celebrate Christmas, and I’ve yet to see a Christmas tree here… I was SO excited to see that a few days ago the Haitias that live on this campus were decorating with lights! I came out and it was like our own twinkling winter wonderland! I love it. This in the common eating area in St. Louis…where we have all our meals while we are away from home (Port de Paix). While I do miss making our own food, one nice thing is they have kitchen staff who cook and clean for all of us… what a treat! I didn’t realize how much time I spent going out to the markets getting food, figuring out what to cook with not a whole lot, fixing it, and cleaning up.