8000: Sheba miles required to book a round-trip flight from Addis Ababa to Bahar Dar
95: Cost of a pedicure at the Kiriftu Resort, in birr
7: Days away from Adaba for holiday
5: Friends from Pre-Service Training with whom I’m spending Christmas
3: Awesomely encouraging emails I’ve received from an MFA program in children’s literature that’s interested in working with me to develop English learning materials for Ethiopian children
2: Calzones (with real cheese) eaten in one week
1(st): Christmas away from home–great company here, but nothing compares to being in Kinards, SC. I have so much to learn about where I find life, joy, and meaning.