Dav!

That means Hi in Danish! I have really been looking at my Danish books recently, yet I haven’t really brought myself to do a full out study session. I am not feeling very motivated. Exchange seems to be so far yet so close at the same time. Life has been going so fast that I know I will leave before I know it, but when I count the months it just seems too far to start seriously studying.

I caught a killer cold last Friday. It turned into a disgusting sinus situation and I was sick until Monday. I am still a little congested but other than that I am feeling SO much better!

Monday was an insane day. I was recovering in bed when the telephone rang. It ended up being Senator Brewer who is my area’s representative in the Massachusetts State Senate. I had written to him about a month ago requesting pins for my Rotary Blazer. He called to inform us that he had the pins…and that he wanted to deliver them to my house because he was in the area!!! So I quickly got dressed and tried not to look too sick before he arrived. He was the nicest guy ever!! The pins he bought are just gorgeous. He sat and talked to my parents and I for at least 30 minutes. It was such a pleasant visit and I was honored to chat with him.

Yesterday, I went to Nicole’s house. She is my best friend. I went there to study A.P. U.S. History with her. We did some work and then decided we needed to go sledding. So we go outside and into her little shed to get a sled. I saw a snowboard and really wanted to try it. So after I go crashing into the woods on the sled, going down the hill on my stomach with Nicole sitting on my legs, almost getting my face ripped off, and falling numerous times to get back up the hill, Nicole straps me into the snowboard. I must say, it was AMAZING! I went down the hill and didn’t fall until the bottom. It kind of like came natural to me. Snowboarding is just so much fun.

The best part of my week was today. Gabby (my other best friend), Nicole, and I went ice skating!!! It took me like 15 minutes to get off the wall and actually try to skate. I ended up skating pretty well. Nicole was amazing and Gabby and I ended up grabbing on to her for support. I fell a few times. The first time was just because I panicked and started flailing around. The second time I dragged Gabby down with me. The third happened when Nicole freaked my out by grabbing my waist and I for some odd reason leaned back and promptly fell down. The last time I fell was probably the worst fall. Not just the worst fall for me, but for everybody in the rink. I literally did this strange flip around and smacked my face into the ice. Gabby and Nicole looked horrified and I was like in total shock laying on the ice. So I have some lovely bruises from that incident.

Despite those falls, I truly love skating. It was just amazinggg. Gabby and Nicole and I are going to try and go on Fridays. I know it is hard to believe, but I was actually pretty decent at skating! It was a miracle.

I am SO sore. I used muscles I had no idea existed. Moving is way too difficult. I am exhausted. It is a good kind of tired though and I don’t mind being sore. Having so much fun with friends and my mom really makes the resulting pain bearable. I am in a great mood and am so grateful for everything. I am off to take an excruciatingly hot shower.

-Emma

Sleddingdisaster This is what happened after I went flying into the woods.

Snowboarding Soooo much fun!

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