How amazing are my friends from home?  They wrote a letter for me for every week that I am here during my first year.  Every Monday morning I sit down with a cup of tea and cherish opening my weekly dose of home. Makes my heart happy.

I just hope I can find friends here that I feel even half as close with.

(P.S.)  Been working on a long blog entry.  Taking me forever.   Promise to get it out tomorrow for a small slice of the tropics for those of you snowed in.