My husband and father-in-law both asked me before we left the United States "what are you going to do with your days?" I think they were both worried that I would sit in the apartment and watch the clock tick by until the kids came home from school.
Today at 9am I had our second Newcomers support group meeting. This one was to teach us more about the Swiss people and their culture. A lot of it we already knew - they are polite, prompt, and clean. That about sums them up. I met someone else from Boston today - another mom. So excited to meet another American - especially one from my neck of the woods. We had a great time and ended the session with a scavenger hunt in Old Town. It was a rainy and cold day, so the hunt ended early.
After the Newcomers support group, I left to go to my German class that I am taking with my American friends. I was a little early, so one of the other ladies and I went across the street from the school to a cafe for coffee and a sandwich. I have found a new love for prosciutto on Pretzel bread. They butter the sandwich and it is so, so delicious. If it wasn't $5.40 for a small sandwich, (and I mean small), I would have more.
German class was a lot of fun today. We spend some time talking about some things we want to know about (how to say $2.50 in German for example), and then work on the specifics of learning the language. Our teacher is GREAT. She is young and sweet and very patient. We are a mess of white, American women who can't pronounce German worth a lick. But she is encouraging and sweet.
We were working on numbers today. We have been learning the numbers 1-20, and then 30,40,50, and so on. Not hard once you get the hand of it. I will give you an easy one. Ein (Eye-n)=1. Now how about a hard one? funfhundertsechsundsechzig (foo-nf, hoon-dirt, sex, oo-nd, sex, tsig) = 566.
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