I was up at 5… and I didn’t do anything except break stuff >< until I was sure my host family was awake, which was at 10. Had a late breakfast, bread naturally.
Today we spent most of the day at Oma’s. It’s only a 3-4 min. walk from where we live and it’s right by the supermarket so if I get hungry I can quickly make a trip there :) They keep asking me what I like to eat… I keep answering anything :/ I really don’t know what I want to eat but I don’t think my stomach is quite satisfied. At Oma’s we had Kartoffeln (potatoes, as always), Spargel (white asparagus), and some cold cuts. I’ve gotta say that the Spargel wasn’t bad except the last one I ate was a bit bitter. Afterwards we had some dessert - froyo, yogurt, and strawberries :) it was good.
I’m still feeling very awkward, perhaps even more so than yesterday. I didn’t really know what to talk about so I just sat there quietly staring into space and zoning out. I feel like I’m being very rude but I really don’t know what else to do :(
They showed me some pictures of their family and stuff and asked me if I brought any pictures of my family :/ I didn’t. Actually I feel like I don’t have a lot of pictures from my late elementary to early high school years, especially not with my family :B Schade.
Soon after lunch we had afternoon tea/coffee time with little cakes and cookies. I was quite surprised how soon after lunch we had snack time… then again we ate lunch really late.
We played a card game called Wizard after. It was really confusing at first but I think toward the end I got the hang of it. It’s pretty fun. Basically there are several rounds: the first round, each person gets 1 card; the second round, 2; the third round, 3… usw. (etc.). Then before each round one card from the centre pile is flipped over and whatever colour that card is, that is that round’s “trumpf” colour. There are 4 colours and 13 numbers in total and the higher the number the better. So the first person plays a card, that colour is the colour of the round and everyone else must play that colour if they have it, if not then they can play any other card. And everyone plays one card per turn. Whoever puts down the highest of same colour wins except when a trump card is played, then the trump will win that turn/set of cards. If more than one trump colour card is played, the highest wins. You can only play a trump when you don’t have any cards of the colour the first person played. There are also two other cards: Z(auberer) and N(iemand). The Z wins the round no matter what when it’s played. N is just a throwaway card, it’s the lowest so you can never win a set with it. That’s how you play… but the goal of the game is not just winning a set. Before any cards are played, each person has to guess how many sets they think they will win that round. Then we tally points. There’s a lot of strategy to this game, especially during the rounds with 5+ cards because you have to think of which cards will most likely win you a set and then when you have the correct number of sets that you guessed before you get rid of all your cards, then you’re trying to not win anymore or you lose points. Anyway, yeah it was lots of fun.
LJ’s uncle came over before the game started so he played with us. We had ein Pause because Uncle has to pick up his daughter L2. LJ left to go meet her friends or something. When Uncle and L2 came back, we continued out game.
Their family is really cute. Oma is reallyreally cute :)
After that we came back home and then CJ and I went out for a walk because she wanted to make sure that I knew my way to the Strassenbahn. We walked around the neighbourhood to recycle some boxes and glass as well. It was really weird that the dumpsters for those things were so randomly placed around the neighbourhood.
Anyway, we came back and I kinda just sat in my room. I didn’t really know what to do. LJ was back and her friend came over to pick her up to go out. I met him.. and I was very awkward about it >< like usual.
Yeah, so I’m starting to feel really homesick and stuff :/ I’ve lost my appetite and idk. I feel very lonely I guess, I can’t really talk to anyone. I think it was better with the other students because I could speak a Deutsch-English hybrid but with a deutche Familie, it’s harder. It’s okay I get to see them tomorrow :)
Okaaay, yeah this has been a really long post, I’ll try not to be so wordy all the time. I’m still trying to get to used to how stuff works and how I should set my routine. I’m sure going to my Unterrichtung will help me keep quite busy.