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Happy New Year 2015
Happy New Year
Christmas vacation/winter break is almost over; it went by just too fast, didn't it? It was fun to see relatives, all those cousins and nieces and nephews, and grandparents too. Did you go home for Christmas or are you at home in Madrid? You might have gone to your parents' hometown or maybe your children came to see you. Whatever you did, I hope you had a great time with your family and friends. Of course, you helped your parents with all the festivities: you set the table several times, learned to cook like your "abuela", and ate too much turrón. Your old friends came around to say hello and to take you out on the town.
It was a good change of pace, wasn't it? And now we're getting ready to go back to school. 2nd Trimester is about to begin.
In the States we make New Years Resolutions. Sometimes we follow through, and sometimes we don't but the intentions are good. Did you make some good resolutions?
Last year we decided we'd earn money to give to an NGO once again. We gave AMIGOS DE SIERRA LEON the money you contributed during our activities in November: the 19th Book Exchange & Sale and the 10th Thanksgiving Pie Tasting Feast. The people at the NGO were very happy. Then in December with our Candy Canes for Sale we earned 680.50 more euros for them. Our 2nd big book sale for the academic year will be in March. Volunteers and book contributions are welcome.
Happy New Year. What's your resolution for 2015? See you around campus.
all most over: casi terminado
hometown: pueblo natal
whatever: lo que sea
set the table: poner la mesa
cook like: cocinar como
came around: vinieron de visita
out on the town: de juerga, de marcha
change of pace: cambio de marcha
about to: a punto de
follow through: llegar a terminar
earn money: ganar dinero por trabajar.