Thursday, July 30, 2009

July, Revisited

I know more about my host family now. They're so nice and welcoming and friendly and...nice (my vocabulary fails me, but oh well)!

So. They live in Palaiseau, a suburb of Paris. School is a 30-minute walk, a 15-minute bike ride, or a 10-minute bus ride away. I'm so happy to be able to walk to school! (I can't here.)
Vero is 21 and Morgane is 24, and they don't live at home but they come back to visit a lot. The family likes gardening and walking and other outdoorsy things. They're all quite extroverted.

They have hens!!!

And they have a second home in Bretagne!

They called me to talk about logistics and stuff...that was interesting because on the phone I can either speak in French or understand French, but not both. So the entire time all I said was Oui, Non, D'accord, and Je ne comprends pas (I don't understand). Plus I managed a few complete sentences, of which I was quite proud.

Let's see, what else?

I have a Visa appointment in Houston on August 14th. Fun...

Oh, and I'm feeling quite virtuous because I'm doing what AFS says to do and reading about France. I requested a million books on french culture (okay, five), and I've just started one that belongs to my parents. It's called The French.

Sorry my writing is so unfocused...excitement will do that to you.

34 more days!

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