After a few weeks of working almost every day at Kaplan and in the mornings and evenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I have a week off thanks to a combination of the Independence Day holiday. I'm especially happy because one of my Korean tutoring students, Gyeong, is going back to Korea to visiti family and be a pediatrician for a few weeks, so that means I don't have to tutor her. My friend from Troy, Ashley, is in town for about a week and a half, so we've been going into the city in an attempt to walk all of Lower Manhattan at which we've mostly been successful. She is absolutely wonderful at never complaining about how much we walk or about how much shopping we're doing or about how crowded the place is. And she's a very good houseguest and is right now emptying the ice trays and putting away the dinner leftovers. This is in no way to say that my other houseguests haven't been as helpful, but it's impressive because I haven't seen her for a few years and yet she acts like my sister. We're finding out we're more alike than we remembered while boozing it up and talking about boys.
Mostly, we're just being lazy. I've had at least two naps today and watched one movie and cooked delicious dinner. Life is very good this week. And I get to go home soon which I'm very excited about 'cause I haven't been home since Christmas. That's about all I have for now but I'll keep you updated if we actually do something more cultural than cruising Chinatown.