I Have A Secret Hiding Place, Wanna See?

I feel like I’ve been away from you guys for ages!!! I’ve been posting now but it’s food based or part of the Pinterest Challenge. SORRY!

Here’s an update or two.

So my best buddy Ryan and his parents came to visit for one glorious week! I was so excited to have some Americans around me. Plus it really forced me to practice my terrible German. You know what drives me crazy? When I’m obviously trying in German yet the German people sometimes turn around and reply to me in English! Don’t do that…don’t do that you crazy Germs! I’m trying here! I need to learn German more than you need to learn English! Regardless, it’s great to show myself how much I do know in German. I can have conversations now – YAY!

We traveled everywhere – Munich, the Alps, went to the Fruehlingsfest (similar to Oktoberfest except in Springtime), Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial (which I can’t wait to show you pictures of), and some of my usual favorites when people come to town. Castles – Monkeys…the usual! More importantly, it wasn’t what I showed them – it was what they brought ME!

I got two big hugs from my mom (sent through them) and LOADS of peanut butter and Reese’s yumminess. For a girl like me…this is essential. More so than makeup or clothes (can’t believe I just said that!) So I’ll be treating this situation like the Depression. One little Reese’s piece per week. Gotta make this last a LIFETIME! Or at least until the German’s figure out what they are missing!

This awesomeness has been added to my secret hiding place…and I’m going to show you. You are now going to see my greatest collection of all time. It’s a shrine to awesome and just goes to show how loved I am. I get showered in this stuff and now have a secret hiding place – hoarding it like a squirrel!

The rumors are true….I have a chocolate cupboard – filled with the greatest chocolates from Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, and of course AMERICA! I can’t get rid of it and it’s growing and growing! Will be starting another cupboard soon and re-gifting a lot of it. lol.

Is that unbelievable or what?!?! You know what else is unbelievable? Well…where Toblerone works they are a HUGE medical company – largest in the world actually – building everything from implants for knees to tiny scissors for heart surgery on neonatal babies. He brought home a few scissors that are defects but for me to look at that are strictly for cutting the umbilical cord. Depending on if you have a boy or girl you get blue or pink! This may be hard for those hardcore – “my child chooses their own gender” people. But I like the idea…it’s cute! So one day, hopefully, Toblerone will get to pick out one for him to use!

(The pink is usually much brighter but this one was made when they were changing out the molding)

Sweet aren’t they? Gives me butterflies in my heart to think about it!

So we are looking forward to our vacation in August back to the US and getting back to our favorite place, Cape Cod, for a bit as well.  I’ve been busy planning the bachelorette party for my bestest friend who is getting married soon! So very very very excited to be apart of that as well!

All of my flowers that I planted are coming out. I know what you’re thinking….are you seriously blogging about that? YES…yes I am! You know why!?!?! Because I don’t know the first thing about planting, gardening, etc. and I figured it all out…IN GERMAN! HAH! BEAT THAT! Anyways, you will see pictures of everything soon once it blooms and looks amazeballs!

So far, things are good…better in the Summer than they are in the Winter. That’s for sure! For now – eye on the prize. Getting home to see my family again and snuggle them all up! I miss America SOOOOOO much but I can’t think about it. If I do, I crash and go into serious psycho homesick chick.

Anywho, thats all for now, folks! Hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather coming their way (no more snow!!!) Harley says he’s ready for his first beer once FC Bayern wins Champions League Cup Final this weekend. It’s not animal abuse when the dude begs for it!

“Just take the damn picture and give me the snack, Mom!”

Until next time, Readers!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Time for an update, friends. I’ve been busy here and haven’t had too much time for adventures at the moment but I decided it was time to fill you guys in on the happenings!

I’ve been busy with school (my German course) for one. It’s still annoying me and I’m pretty sure I’m over it. Too bad I have until July to really drill that idea into stone. Am I learning something new? I don’t know. I’m learning things here and there. I would say that I’m speaking way more German (and grammatically correct) than I was in March. I’m still the teacher’s pet and I plan to keep it that way! Maybe she’ll let me out early! No? I find it weird that now I can answer the phone and have conversations with people in German and 8 months ago I didn’t even know how to say “Hallo.” It’s crazy how much your brain is able to contain…especially after all the years of illegal drugs and gallons of alcohol and hours of headbanging. Only kidding….KIDDING!!!!

I’m also giving English lessons which is kind of fun! Getting paid to sit around and talk my own language. Not too shabby! However, it is a good lesson for me to learn the English grammar. Apparently, I missed all that in class. Does anyone else remember actually learning grammar in English class? I remember being forced to read books like The Great Gatsby or Catcher In The Rye. Thank you to all the book summaries online. Never read those books. (Sorry to all my teachers…and parents!) Anywho, I hope to have more students soon! I love that I’m participating in the greater good of German culture. Everyone should learn a second language! It’s fun!

I’m still on the GM diet (day 3!) A fruits and vegetables day and I’m not feeling so hungry anymore. I’m surviving. Am I seeing any results? not too much yet. Hopefully once day 7 comes around I’ll be a whole new person! 🙂 Keep your fingers crossed for me! Tomorrow is only bananas and milk day…BLAH!

Only nine more days until I’m back in the great old USA and I couldn’t be happier about it. In fact, I’m not sure I’ll come home. I’m thinking of skipping the whole “get back on the plane” thing and just stick around for a bit. Lately, I’ve been remembering the little things I would do, like, go to target randomly or grab lunch at Panera Bread. Go to the bank…get a starbuck’s coffee, grab a martini (oh how I miss those), hug my family, go shopping, everything was great. I miss that. Can you tell I’m homesick? Anywho…I think it will be a great trip! Toblerone told me today that we’re going to the airport early to get drinks in the airport lounge since he’s a frequent flier or whatever. Fabu! And by the way…to all of you who I will be seeing, prepare your stance for I will be running and jumping on all of you!

Anywho, that’s the update as of yet and I’ll keep you all updated as I go along on my trip there! 🙂 Can’t wait for winter to start and Christmas to come! 🙂 Everyone done with their Christmas shopping? Speaking of shopping…I need ideas of what would be cool to bring back to the German students I got to hang out with. I promised them I would bring them cook presents from America. Any ideas?!?! 🙂

Here is a picture from Harley….he wanted me to post this. He thinks he looks pretty handsome here. And those are Toblerone’s legs that are making an appearance..not mine! To see more pictures that I don’t always post here be sure to go to my facebook page and become a fan by clicking the “like” button on top!

Until next time, Readers!!! xoxoxoxo