Thursday, April 15, 2010

Påsk Lov

So I am finally sitting down and making myself write! The reason that it is so hard is because I did basically nothing over my week long break! So sad!

On the days when I didn't have a ride into town, I just hung around the house. You have to remember that I live a 20 minute drive from ANYWHERE. So yoo when you have no car available, you are pretty much stuck. I did go on a long walk in the forest one day, that was nice because you don't see anybody, just the forest. Haha I was kind of nervous to be walking alone at first because we have really mean wild pigs on out property! I figured I was safe though. For those of you that don't know, My current host family lives on 200 acres of land, so there's definitly some room to breathe. Other than walking in the forest I didn't do much outside because the weather last week was terrible, it seemed to be on the verge of rain all week. The weather is much better this week.

On friday, I went to Linköping with Michael and we went to the movie theatre and then to a really awesome 2nd hand shop. I got shoes for 50 crowns and a shirt for 45. That is ridiculous! Nothing in sweden is that cheap! BTW divide by 7 do get dollars.

The rest of the weekend I went to the sauna and weaited the return of school!

When we came back to school, Monday was a normal day but Tuesday and Wednesday were a little different.

Tuesday- We went on a field trip! Haha I haven't been on a field trip in forever! We went to a city called Örebro. It is about a 2 and a half hour drive from Tranås. We went to the music school there and we got a tour and learned all about the school. Then we were allowed about an hour to just hang out in the city, we got ice cream and soaked up some sun! =D

Wednesday- After lunch, we went to the movies! It is so funny that here a few times every year, you get to skip your classes and go to the movie theatre in town for free and see a movie. We saw a movie about a girl that wanted to be an actress but she was really big and everyone made fun of her. I was really proud of myself because the movie was in swedish and I understood everything. I remember how frusterated I was when I couldn't understand anything. It felt like I would never learn the language. A word to all future exchange students, it will be OK! You will learn the language, just give it some time. Don't let people tell you that you have to know the language after 3 months just because that's what the person before you did. Everyone is different and some people learn languages faster than others. I am fairly slow at learning languages but it came eventually. =)

So that was my break, now I'm just counting down till my birthday and my parents visit! My birthday is on the 7th of May and my parents come the day after that! Yay!

Kram, Haley

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