Sunday, October 25, 2009

Höst Lov!

Yay it's finally fall break! That means Finland in a few days =) Very exciting! This past week I haven't been doing much. I finally got to start dancing again, I tell you, dance class was not very exciting to watch for 2 weeks. I finally got my move date, the 13 of November, so it's going to be pretty busy in the next few weeks getting ready for that. I got my package! Packed full of Halloween candy! So fun! Amalia was so amused with all the crazy and fun stuff that I recieved. I finally got to have beef jerkey, and I got Amalia hooked on it too. Haha. I will be so sad when I run out =( We made the brownies the night I got the package and I just made the pancakes for my family and they were very good.

Yesterday, I finally went to Ikea! Lisa insisted that I just had to go. So we met up with Evan in Linkoping and went to Ikea. It is sooooo Huge! I couldn't believe how big it was, It was like a maze to get to the resturant. I though it was very funny that there was a resturant in a furniture store and when I asked Lisa why, she said "Well you buy a bunch of stuff and it takes so long to go through the whole store that you get hungry and tired." Haha that was so funny!

So My plans for this week are
1) Finland from Tuesday to Thursday.
2) Night with Lisa on Thursday.
3) Evans Birthday party from Friday to Saturday.
4) Halloween party on Saturday.

It's gonna be a busy week!

Monday, October 19, 2009


I have been so busy and tired from being busy that I haven't written in a week but now I am making myself do it because some pretty interesting things happened this past week.

Thursday- The day was normal but what was exciting was at night there was what they call Inspark. It was like initation into the music program. The whole poing was to scare the living daylights out of us, and it worked pretty well I must say. They first had us all together in a room and told us a story of how a mental hospital burned down and the patients were running all over the place. Then they separated us and one by one we had to go on this trail is the middle of no where. It was so dark you couldn't see anything but the next candle on the path. The candles were at least 50 feet from each other and it was pitch black in between. The perfect oppurtunity for them to scare you. It was such a fun night and now I am officially a part of the program.

Friday- I was out again at night, I went to a church teen night with Karro and Lisa. I was a little hesitant at first but it turned out to be so much fun and I am definitly going back! We started by singing a few gospel songs (in Swedish haha) then we had Fika. After the Fika, we played a very confusing game called the blue room and I am not going to try to explain it, but it was fun even though I lost almost right away.

Saturday- I got to sleep in so that was very nice. We left around 1 for a town that I can't remember the name of but I know it was on the other side of the second largest lake in Sweden. When we got there, we dropped Amalia and Nina off at the Hockey rink then Kjell, Cici and I tryed to find pins and a place to fika. We were unsuccessful and resorted to the rinks cafe. We watched the hockey game and I really enjoyed myself, mostly because Amalia's team won 9-0. So that was definitly good. When the game was over we had to leave and we didn't get home till late that night.

Sunday- i didn't get to sleep in, as much as I would have loved to. We had to leave a little after 6 for Amalia's horse jumping competition. We went to the stables first and gave the horses their morning meal then we packed up Tuva and left. The competition was in a town near Granna. We watched some then went into town to try to find pins and a place to fika again. This time we found place to fika , but still no pins. =( That's ok, there's going to be plenty of pins in Finland next week. We got home from the competition and then Amalia and I were really bored so we went out into the yard and got all the apples from the apple tree, then played baseball with the bad ones. Very fun.

Today- After school, Lisa came over and we made a pie from all the apples we got yesterday. I had my doubts about it, but it actually turned out very yummy, even if it does look like cole slaw. Haha.

So I will try to post more often. I can promise once a week at least but hopefullt at least 2 times a week would be nice.


Monday, October 12, 2009

The last week...

Oops! I forgot to update for almost a whole week, thats ok though because nothing much happened after my accident. I had the esperience of being on crutches for four days. let me tell you that that is something I do not want to repeat. My hands were so sore all of the time because of the type of crutches I was on. It was also not fun being so slow! It felt like I was getting no where. I didn't get to do much when I was on the crutches because a lot of the stuff I do is dance and theatre stuff so I watched other people have fun.

I was off the crutches by Saturday because Lisa had invited me to go shopping in Linkoping and I really wanted to go! It was so much fun to go shopping in downtown Linkoping. I got some new shirts and a winter jacket! Yay! I won't freeze this winter. Well I probably will because the cold and I don't mix very well, but I will have a warm jacket.

Sunday was a realxing day! I got to sleep in for the first time in forever, and I still didn't sleep past 10! Oh My! I don't know if I am capable of sleeping past 11 anymore. Amalia and I cooked a southeast asia meal yesterday and the chicken came out so yummy!

Today, I rode my bike to school again and did NOT crash! Yay me! Haha. I got to help teach the english classes again and that is always really fun to do. I also had an Italian class today and that is getting better and better as I am learning swedish.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Oh and by the way.... on the way to school I realized that I didn't have my pencils and turned back. I tryed to get back on the sidwalk and totally biffed it! I gashed my left knee and tore a ligament in my right ankle. I had to go to the hospital and get X-rays. So it's crutches for me for a few days!

Monday, October 5, 2009

District Meeting!

This past weekend I went to my Rotarys district meeting in a small town near Kalmar. On friday, a few exchange students from Linköping came down and stayed at my house for the night since we had to wae up at 5 the next morning. So we had tacos and a movie with Lisa and we didn't get to bed till 1, oops! So after 4 hours of sleep, my counselor picked us up and we were off! When we got to the hotel where the meeting was at, we started practicing the skit we had to preform later that day. Out skit was about the stereotypes of out countries, and after we anwsered a few questions and pretended to be that stereotype, we had the audience guess what country we are from. After that, we anwsered the questions for real and showed people that we were not the stereotype. When the skit was over we hung out in the hotel spa, then went to the houses we were staying at to get all dressed up for the dinner. At the dinner we just talked to all of the rotarians. There were Tapas for appetizers, they consisted of Anchovies and Herring on Bread, Eel, some weird white stuff, and salmon rolls. Guess which one I really liked? The Eel! I know! It was pretty good. After the dinner, there was a band and we all danced with rotarians and had lot of fun! When that was over we all went back to the house I was staying at and talked till 1. Then the people not staying at my house had to leave. i ended up not sleeping till 2 and I was so tired!

The next day, we woke up and our host showed us aroung the small town then we went to the hotel to have lunch. We left after lunch and by the time I got home, I was so tired. I am still recovering!