January was my last full month of class, and it was full of presentations, tests, and essays. The last two weeks have been especially hectic, but now I am on Semesterferien (semester vacation), so it’s back to blogging! It’s a two-month break, lasting all the way until April 15th. Eeps!! What am I going to do?! I guess I’ll just travel some (trips planned to sunny Portugal, Italy, and Spain), do baking experiments in my ratty toaster oven, read Spanish novels, visit with friends, research grad schools….wait for spring.