Today is a day off. I am writing no papers, reading no books. The sun has been peeking out, and it is a beautiful day. I finished my last primary tutorial essay last night, and I have only one more paper to write for Friday before midterm break. Eighth week has certainly arrived.
I am blessed today to be entertaining two visitors: Ted and Brittany Kim. For those of you who don't know them, they led a Bible study I went to in high school. They have continued to be friends and mentors since then, and I am so excited that I get to see them! They are in London for the week, and since Brittany did a semester in Oxford when she was in college, they were more than eager to pay a visit. The should be arriving in about an hour, and we will be going to the Covered Market for lunch.
Tonight, I am going to the choir concert at the Sheldonian Theater in which my two friends, Lisa and Nicole, will be singing. Yay for pretty voices! They've been faithfully attending practices and rehearsals the past eight weeks, even with crazy amounts of schoolwork, and I am very proud of them!
Tomorrow, I will be writing my final paper for my Shakespeare tutorial. I will be glad to be done with that. I will also be baking an apple pie in preparation for what I have deemed Comfort Food Night. The full dinner menu includes oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, and apple pie a la mode. I am EXTREMELY excited about consuming this meal. I have already sacrificed a great deal in accomplishing such a culinary feat. Yesterday, I walked home from Tesco (the grocery store about 1 mile away) with 5 kg of potatoes, 2 kg of frozen chicken, 1.5 kg of frozen veggies, 2 L of milk, .6 kg of apples, .25 kg of butter, 1 kg of sugar, and 600 mL of sour cream. All of this totaled approximately 12.6 kg, which is about 28 lbs. I WAS CARRYING ALL OF THIS BY MYSELF. Ouch. Even though I had a backpack, which helped immensely, it was quite the task. My shoulders are very sore today. My downfall was the potatoes: I simply could not pass up the deal of buy one 2.5-kg bag of potatoes, get one free! For only £1.85! I feel like that's a pretty good deal. In fact, my physical expenditure seems quite worth it when I think about the fact that my bill came to only £12.24 (under $20) for all that food. Oh, the joys of grocery shopping without a car.
Anyway, I think it is about time to wrap up this post and grab a small snack to quiet my grumbling stomach. I will try to post soon with pictures of Oxford in the spring and also from my trip to Scotland! I leave on Friday :D
Once again, I would like to say that God is AWESOME. Amen.