Monday, December 8, 2008

The Final Days of School

Not much to report.  I am in the process of finishing all of my final projects and am in finals stress-out mode.  I spent this past weekend in the studio and got two paintings in good shape.  It took a lot out of me and I was quite antisocial outside of studio, but it puts me in a good position for this upcoming week.  I still have to do a final piece for pastel and finish my sculpture (hopefully tomorrow!)  Then I get to study for a written and practical final for my cooking class (piece of cake ;) and my Italian final.  BUT, in the process of it all I get some company from ....CASEY!!!  She's coming up THIS Saturday.  Crazy.  I'm super stoked and am trying to get most of my work done before then because I know my motivation for school is going to nonexistent.  

On another note, today is December 8th.  It is the day Buddha reached enlightenment and ironically also Immaculata Concezione (immaculate conception) of Mary.  Immaculate because it is believed that Mary was born without original sin.  Anyway, it was a holiday today which means shopping for all!  The city center was packed today and all the piazzas were full of cool handmade crafts, foods and goods.  

Italian word of the day: stanco - tired


Dennis said...

Good to see the religious aspect of your education in Italy. Glad you have someone to celebrate Christmas with. Will miss you on the Eve when we will order tons of Korean food and celebrate the immaculate conception. Have a great time finishing off your finals. Miss you......Dad

Kris said...

Hey Jon!
Good luck with all of your work; I'm sure you'll get through it all successfully! Have a spectacular time with Casey!!

RMA said...

My roommate saw a picture of you and said you were beautiful. It was awkward :-P

I'm heading for Japan in a week or so. Yay for international dates! Good luck on your finals!

Celia said...

Best to you as you come down the home stretch. I can't wait to see your final projects. I am so glad Casey will be joining you this Saturday. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!! smiles, mom

Erin said...

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Do you have mailing address where I could send something?