Spring, spring, spring :)
Finally it’s here!
The nice wetter, the sun, some flowers in the yards, and my favorite: the spring feeling.
Is it just me or does the spring set you in an awesome mood too?
It just makes me happy, active, I want to get out and live some adventures!!
Well but right now I don’t have a lot of time to do that.
Next week we have an a cappella tour. We go from middle school to middle school and have little concerts all day and then at night we have an concert for the parents and friends at our school! So everything will be perfect we practice a lot at the moment.
But I really think that is going to be an awesome concert! Probably the best one so far :D
And then there is the drama. We usually have rehearsals 3 times a week for each 2 hours. We have a lot of fun, make little exercises and so on, but it also takes a lot out of you to stay concentrated for the hole time. Listen to the advices from our teacher, sometimes waiting and doing nothing while it’s the other kids turn, trying to remember your parts and so on. But I really love it. I wish I could join the drama at my school in switzerland , but I think that won’t be possible since the drama is on the same time as chorus.
Last sunday it was eastern :) In the morning when we got up there was an eastern basket waiting for all of us filled with eastern eggs and jellybeans .. mhhhh :)
for breakfast we had a special kind of little bread with fruits in it, that was pretty good :D
and at noon time we went to the grandparents living in wells. The first we did was an egg hung, luis, katie and me we each got an basked, there where 24 eggs filled with some coins and then we tried to get as many of them as possible.... and we were able to keep the money :) that was a lot of fun.
Afterwards we had an great lunch and an even better dessert followed by an trip to the ocean. That was the best thing to do on eastern. I was on the beach in a summer dress standing in the water up to the knees, smelling the salt water..... I truly felt like I was in summer vacation just decent!!!
enjoy your spring... you will hear from me sooner or later :)
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Already february 3th! the time past so fast... but i guess we already talked about this... sorry :D
But this time i feel sorry that i didn't post on my blog for such a long time, oh well I don't think it really matters I'm not even sure if anybody reads my blog... any readers out there????
so again february 3th, only 3 days left till i can celebrate my 17th birthday! As a little child this was probably the time when i got all exited and stuff, but now i don't even get it yet, i guess i will get it when it's already over, but i will enjoy it that's for sure!
Already 17, that's so old ( in my eyes). But really? it's also an age that doesn't really matter or change anything. I will still feel the same way when i wake up on saturday, or that's at least what i expect. No rule or opportunity will change. Only that I will stay right in front of the big step :
<> a really big dial! I can vote (hmm yeah if you belief it or not that's the one thing I'm looking most forward to) , I'm legally an adult, I could drive ( but I won't, if i would stay in the USA i would definitely do it, no question, the car is so important! But in switzerland I will stay with public transportation : I will help the environment AND can save my money... That's totally worth it for me! I probably will do it some day so I'm not dependent to anybody but that can wait, for sure!) I can drink what ever I want ( I guess I better don't comment on this one :D ) I can be a leader in scouts ( So happy, that will be so much fun, even when you american people won't understand that, scouts is actually FUN where I'm from, but i also love my brownies here <3>
sooo I guess that's pretty much it.
but back to my 17th birthday.... I don't even know what I will actually do. Katie plans a surprise for me on friday , that will be fun! And I think we go out for dinner on saturday ( I hope so) aaannnd I will open all the presents sent for me over from my home country and I'm really really exited for that! In case anybody reads this that sent me a packet, Thank you soo much!!!!
So nor no 3 mol schlofe :D
and afterwards i will tell you about it i promise
Saturday, January 2, 2010
its already 2010!
I really can't get it! the time runs so fast!
2010 that means I'm already for almost 5 month in the USA and there are only 5 left... that's just unbelievable .
In one way I think already half of my exchange year, the experience I will never forget, is past. I remember so clearly when I came here.
On the plane to new york.
In the big hall with all the hundreds of other exchange students waiting for the buses that brought us to our state and so to the host familly.
The first impression of Maine when i woke up in the bus.
The first thing that cached my eyes: all the millions of trees, trees just everywhere.
The white houses all made of wood, all like the house on the picture that my host family sent me, by every house we passed I thought is that "my" house? the house I will call my home for the next year?
The camp with all the other exchange students, all shy and trying to use their english they already knew.
The big and so exiting moment when the host families picked us up. It was a moment everyone was super nervous, a moment we all waited for it for such a long time.....
That all is already five month ago and it seams like it was just yesterday.
And then at the other hand: only 5 month. I had so many new experiences, adventures, exiting moments, new things that I learned. It's just impossible that this happened all in this short time period of 5 month.
But now I really look forward to my next five month. I hope they will be as exiting and awesome as the past 5 month but I'm sure they will be and probably they will past even faster.
Friday, December 11, 2009
friday december 11,
already friday and I'm looking forward to the weekend!
Yesterday our chorus, the school band and the accapella group I'm in had their christmas concert. The concert was supposed to be on the wednesday but they changed it because of the snow day.
We practiced a lot in the chores class but it never sounded good because half the class wasn't really singing all they did was laughing and chatting. So I was really surprised that the concert was so good. I think everybody enjoyed it and liked our singing or at least thats what they told us :)
And then I sung stille nacht ( the german version from silent night) in a duo with a friend of mine.
I was nervous when we started singing in front of all that people. My knees shacked and my mouth was spy dry. But then when we had the first verse done I was fine and enjoyed to sing and show them some german.
And what made me very happy were the people that came to me after the show and gratulated me. It was definitely worth it.
And now it's finely friday and I'm looking forward to the end of the school and the weekend. Right after school and AFS friend from brazil and her host mum pick me up and we go shopping together in the portland mall! thats always a lot of fun... So the weekend can come!!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
tuesday december 8,
its already 4:30 it was a very normal school day. Got out of bed way too early for my taste then up to school with my sister, I'm so lucky she is a senior and has a car so we don't have to worry about missing the bus! We have to drive for such a long time day.. over half en hour one way.. in switzerland we are about at the border in that time ;-) Before school everybody stands around in the hallway, talking, laughing, drinking coffee against the tiredness, and having fun... then the bell rings and everybody goes to the class room... then 10:20 lunch break: nasty food but cool people but only for how an hour that's really too bad! after the 3rd bell everyone goes back to school till 2:05!!! And school is OVER!!!
But tomorrow we probably will have a snow storm and that would mean no school!! I really really hope it snows!
Ohh and by the way the zopf backing yesterday went great i was exhausted but very happy after the brownie meeting... the brownies are all so cute!
Monday, December 7, 2009
I'm at my school in ac support right now and i don't have anything to do so i decided to start a blog about my exchange year in the USA. Since I'm a really lazy person I probably wont publish to often but i always wanted to blog about something so here we go!
My first problem is should i write my blog in english, the language that i learn in that year, swiss german the my native language or german the language we have to write at home? I still don't know the answer and so i decided to start first in english just to give my family in switzerland an exercise in english! But it can be that the next blog is in german just to confuse my american friends we see!
So today is the december 7 and the time is just passing way to fast. I'm already in a christmas rush since i still haven't sent my page with all the gifts for friends and family at home and I'm starting to worry it will never come home by time ! The other thing I'm worry about is that I have way to many things i want to send and i guess at the end the price to send the page to switzerland is more than the actual worth of the presents.
Today is monday and that means for me Brownies after school. No not the brownies you can eat!! It's the girl-scout group i help to lead! 12 awesome little girls and its always so much fun to be with them! Today i will bake zopf with the girls ( a traditional swiss bread) I already prepared the dough for them so they can form their animals or what ever they want and then it cane go in the oven and they can enjoy eating it hopefully. But now i have a problem!!
I went shopping yesterday, bought all the stuff on that the recipe says and i was so proud of me that i did it by my self. But then i started baking and ooohh no!!! the flour is brown!! Yes i bought the wrong flour don't ask i don't even know what kind of flour it is... It says white flour why is that flour brown?!??! But the dough smells the same as always and i really hope it will still work! And maybe I invited a world new meal! brown zopf... who knows XD
So i got to go! Math next! I hope i will write again soon!