Just when things seem to be at their most cruddy, something clicks in the universe and everything turns around. For the last two weeks or so I have been pretty miserable. Not all the time, when I'm with my host family I'm great. I love being around them, but school was a drag. And I had to drag myself to school everyday to sit for hours and hours and understand nothing. It can be a bit frustrating. Especially when up to this point I haven't been very homesick, this came out of no where and hit me just like that deer hit Rory's car in Gilmore Girls. Needless to say, it hurt. Bad. I felt like I had to force myself through every day, like I was trying to swim through peanut butter, except it didn't taste good.
Then yesterday happened. Last night I was flipping through the channels when I found National Treasure. It was in German, but despite that I watched the whole thing and it really cheered me up. I don't know why, maybe it has to do with reconnecting to my American Roots, who knows, and who cares as long as it worked!
And then today happened. First off I have beautiful Thursdays, I really do. I don't start school until 10:25 because I'm excused from French, which means I don't have to get up until almost 9. That in and of itself is enough to get my happiness levels up. It also helped that I wore my tan pants today, I really like those. So flying high on my excess sleep and the tan-ness of my pants I arrived at school only to be welcomed by an invitation from a girl in my class to go to this special thing in her town in December. She mentioned there would be cookies and a Ferris wheel, so that really got me excited.
I only had chemistry and after that we had two hours for lunch, I wasn't kidding about having beautiful Thursdays. When we sat down to eat someone had left a newspaper on the table. So I started reading it and I actually understood almost a whole article on my own about cocaine in nightclub bathrooms! I'm proud of that. The rest of day went abnormally well too. Not to mention I forgot I had this coming Monday free from school and I get to go to the Temple on Saturday.
Man when things look up, they really look up for me. Thank heaven for nice people, cocaine, and Nicolas Cage. I don't know what I'd do without them.