oh, and it's so crazy
the way we all sabotage
our very own peace of mind.

The last full day in Germany. I’m sad to leave. It wasn’t Berlin but it was still Europe and still Germany. The experience was interesting to say the least. Overall I think I give the experience an 8.5. Harlaxton will always be an 11/10 and Berlin comes up with a 9.9/10. I think I’m just not meant for small towns. I like to live life on a big scale. I turned in my ESL portfolio and I fly home tomorrow and I graduate on Saturday.

Time flies so fast. I’ll probably write a longer reflection when I’m stuck in the airport tomorrow for 5 hours layover.

tschüss.
x.
lor.

Day 22 I went to Schloss Nordkirchen with my host parents. It’s called the Versailles of Westphalia and I can completely see why. 

tschüss. 
x. 
lor.

Day 22 I went to Schloss Nordkirchen with my host parents. It’s called the Versailles of Westphalia and I can completely see why.

tschüss.
x.
lor.

Tag 21. So this happened today.
Now I just need to turn in my ESL portfolio and I’ll be officially ready for graduation on Saturday. 
I went shopping. Found a hopefully graduation dress. Taught my last lesson for student teaching. Am going to bed early to finish my portfolio tomorrow.
tschuss.x.lor.

Tag 21. So this happened today.

Now I just need to turn in my ESL portfolio and I’ll be officially ready for graduation on Saturday. 

I went shopping. Found a hopefully graduation dress. Taught my last lesson for student teaching. Am going to bed early to finish my portfolio tomorrow.

tschuss.
x.
lor.

This is my 2,000th post.

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T’was a Saturday. A Saturday that I had to go to school..

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Today is Beata’s birthday, so I gave her her birthday present before I went to school. After I got out of school I came home and we had coffee and cheesecake with her aunt and Reinhold’s mother, as well as the girls.. After that we went to dinner just the fam and I. It was a steakhouse. My burger was 28€. It was delicious.

We are all currently sitting around the house not moving because we’re all so full.

It rained all day. Reinhold got in a wreck before he picked us up. Fender bender in the parking lot. We’re watching Spider-Man in German. So glad it’s Friday.

tschüss.
x.
lor.

Tag 17. Today went in this order: school. Visit with the mayor. Visited an apple tree the first group of student teachers planted. Ate schnitzel. Met the daughters of my host family. Went to bed.

tschüss.
x.
lor.

Tag 16. 

No school. Beata, Reinhold, and I went to Münster and looked at like 5 different churches and had dinner and ice cream. It was really pretty and really fun in a historical if-you’ve-seen-one-church-you’ve-seen-them-all kind of way. And I was glad to get back to my true love in life: apfelschorle. Except this was unfiltered I think which made it all cloudy and weird. But it was still delicious. Why can’t America sell this in gallons?

tschüss. 
x. 
lor.

Tag 16.

No school. Beata, Reinhold, and I went to Münster and looked at like 5 different churches and had dinner and ice cream. It was really pretty and really fun in a historical if-you’ve-seen-one-church-you’ve-seen-them-all kind of way. And I was glad to get back to my true love in life: apfelschorle. Except this was unfiltered I think which made it all cloudy and weird. But it was still delicious. Why can’t America sell this in gallons?

tschüss.
x.
lor.

was a Tuesday.

I did practically nothing. I mean, school. And then if I recall I took an all afternoon nap. I didn’t mean to, but I was so tired from staying up for Django Unchained the night before. And then after dinner which was fish and delicious Reinhold and I watched Extreme Home Makeover except the German version. And then I went to bed early.

tschüss.
x.
lor.

Been in the Germany for 14 days now.

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nichts.

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Since it was only an hour away, I went to Essen

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Continuing with the no school theme, I did homework. On my day off. Although I didn’t wake up until 11 so, I made good use of the day off still. Now all I have left is my lesson plans for ESL and then I will be finished.

Thank goodness.

tschüss.
x.
lor.

May Day in Europe is kind of a big deal.

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I had no class until 2:15, so I went up to the school at 1:00 since we get free lunch there. Their lunch is so much better than ours. First off, they have a salad bar, pasta bar, and dessert bar that you can eat as much as you want of. Then they also have the main course meal as well. The class I was in today was a 9th grade English class. They’re reading Slumdog Millionaire. On Monday I get to talk about slums.. because I know anything about slums. 

I think my family and I have settled into a routine of eating dinner, taking a walk with Frieda, and watching a movie every night. Tonight’s was Die Frau.. The Woman. It was with Meg Ryan. This one had no subtitles so it was a little harder for me to understand. 

But four day weekend holla. 

tschüss.
x.
lor.

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