Thursday Scenery

Hokay, so. I have absolutely nothing interesting to say, so here are some random things that happened to me today:
- I sang "Fifty Nifty United States" to some 7th graders because they didn't believe me when I told them I could name all of the states in the USA. Yeah, they thought I was cool.
- I finally figured out how to [almost] completely understand "Oberhessisch" <-- Okay, so you know how the US has different dialects in different parts of the country? So does Germany, and it is generally the old people who speak said dialects, and they speak very quickly. Suffice it to say that this is quite the accomplishment.
- I won an ebay auction!!! WOOHOO!!! Wanna see my treasure? Okay, okay... here it is. It's a cute messenger bag that I can use for school when my shoulder bag is too full:
- And.... since I'm taking forever to write this post (I'm so easily distracted), I just found out that I won a new pair of boots! 7,50 EUR! Yeah, they probably won't be the best quality, but I don't care, because I probably can't take them back to the good ole US of A anyway.
- Hubby declared it "Spoil Alyx Day," and I'm totally okay with it.
- Every day when I walk to school, I walk through a beautiful little courtyard filled with trees. Today, the grass was being mowed (I love the smell of freshly mowed grass), and the leaves were all shades of yellow, red, orange, and brown. I thought it was pretty, so I took a picture.
- Another thing that I do every day is walk up a giant freaking hill to the train station. When I say it's giant, trust me - I'm not kidding. I took a picture about 2/3 of the way up this afternoon. Look! You can see the town... through the tree!

Soo... that's some of the "scenery" from my Thursday. Thank goodness it's almost Friday.

Oh balls. I still have a lesson to prepare.

EDIT (because I'm a nerd): I just found out that each day I walk a total of 3.3 miles each day (1.05 of that is completely uphill, but that also means that 1.05 is completely downhill), just going to and from train stations. Can't imagine how much it adds up to when I add walking around the school...

Second EDIT: There's this awesome blog that I read here. This week, Casey and 3 other amazing bloggers are hosting a follower fest. So head on over there, and check out some freaking awesome bloginess.



Heather said...

Cute boots! I'd like em in soft brown leather!

Alex, Speaking Denglish said...

I love the boots - I have been looking for a good pair here everywhere. I didn't have any coming from Texas and now I'm freezing. Anyways, so glad you found my blog. I love connecting with other bloggers in Germany. Have you found Daryl at roots wings and other things? She's an American in German AND Mormon like yourself. Her blog is awesome!

Alyx said...

Ahh! Thanks for the recommendation. It looks like she actually lives near me, too. Another American human being! I was starting to go crazy over here!
Yeah, it's definitely a lot colder here than Texas. Shoes here are so freakin' expensive, too. I would order boots off like or something if you know your size, that way you don't have to wander all over the place trying to find a shoe store, then actually doing the shoe shopping thing where you have to find someone to get the shoes for you...

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Melodee said...

what a pretty place to live! hills and all!

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