You know what they say about the best laid plans.
My original plan for this weekend was to go to Istanbul for a desperately needed getaway after two weeks of non-stop grading, exams, and stress leading up to the end of this semester. I had been dreaming of my favorite cafes, Italian food, a little shopping, and maybe a museum. What actually happened was snow.
Without any other choice, I figured I might as well embrace the inevitable. Our campus looks magical in just about any weather, but especially covered in snow.
After enjoying our walk (and witnessing several snowball fights – among students and staff), we decided to embrace the cold a little bit longer and walk to the nearby village to get some coffee and pick up a few survival groceries at the bakkal.
When we came back in from the cold, we indulged in some lattes from our new espresso machine, did a little creative writing, and played a few rounds of League of Legends. It wasn’t the weekend I expected, but I can’t say I’m disappointed.