I’m still alive! These past few days have been pretty busy and the minute the day is over I’m in bed. My jet lag isn’t too bad, but I haven’t slept through the whole night yet. Since the sun comes up so late I can’t tell if it’s time to wake up or not when my eyes pop open in the middle of the night. But besides that, alles gut!!
Now for a photo plop:
My family is so lovely. I feel very lucky to have found them on this crazy Internet thing. The girls are super adorable and I can’t wait for them to get a little more used to me. They don’t know, but I have gifts waiting for them in my closet 🙂 Marla (2) is very attached to her parents, Yvonne and Marcus, but she’s letting me in a little at a time. Letizia (5) and I are already buddies. She loves dresses and pink and also doesn’t mind jumping around and getting dirty. My kind of girl!! I won’t be posting any pictures of the kids online by request of my host family, but if you want to see the beauties let me know and I’ll send some privately 🙂
Thankfully Marcus had Monday and Tuesday off this week to help me get situated. I am so grateful he was here because I would have been so confused going to get my residency status figured out, trying to find a language school, going to the post office, and everything else. He also made sure my car was in working order. I’m driving a freaking Smart car. It’s crazy tiny. Seriously – I feel very fortunate to have both Yvonne and Marcus around.
To take a leaf from Steven’s book, here’s my “high-low-high” of my stay so far:
High: Autobahn. 😛
Low: Marla isn’t ready to have a new aupair. Hopefully she’ll come around quickly! I can’t wait to see her sweet loving side that she shows to her parents.
High: Everyone else has been so amazing and sweet to me. My host parents, Letizia, and everyone I have met so far has been helpful and kind. German people are very polite and it’s lovely.
I keep having moments when I can’t really believe that I’m here. I’ve been thinking about coming here since high school and it has finally happened! Maybe I’ll have my thoughts more in order soon so I can write something slightly more intelligible in a couple days 😛
Love you all!