i know i'm late but at least i didn't forget =P
so it's been like a week and a half since I last wrote a post and i honestly can't remember what's happened, i don't really keep track of the days when i'm not in school haha (which starts on friday) Okay so i'll try and do this somewhat in order...
So after christmas and before new years was just more eating and going out int he afternoon and the evenings, walking around running errands and stuff. Nothing seems to stick out in my mind...we went to the mall a few times, ate fast food at the mall, i had a caesar salad from macdon's...cause i refused to order anything else...it was okay lol (oh and here at mcdonalds they sell beer...and fried shrimp?? and then there's another section called the McCafé where they sell ice cream and fruit and cake and doughnuts and stuff?) i'm not gonna write anything more about that.
New years eve was...i guess i'll call it interesting...We went out for supper with the family and some friends and the food really wasn't that good, my host sister and host mom were confused because they went to the same place for new years last year and it was really good. I didn't think it was bad, but it wasn't anything exceptional...there were like 6 or 8 courses and we were all stuffed by the end of it! At new years everyone ran outside and popped the champagne open, then they turned on the music and everyone came back in and started dancing. After like 1/2 hour me and Sofia went to get changed (cause we had to dress up..oh yeah i bought a dress on new years nothing fancy but yeah...) anyways by the time we changed clothes and left it was around 12:30ish and we went and met up with 2 other people, we walked around for a while and watched the fireworks till about 2 (at this time there were still i'd say about 5-7 years old running through the streets) after the fire works we went to some park and everyone was drinking (not me, i was smart =P) and i'm not going to go into detail but it ended up being a stressful night with a friend in the hospital. Luckily their okay now obviously doesn't remember anything but didn't even have a head ache the next day. the friend and my host sister both vowed never to drink again (beer and wine being exceptions because here everyone drink wine at meals and a beer is like go to the pub for supper get a burger and a beer just one kinda thing) yeah so that was new years
okay here comes my failure to keep things in order...was just looking at some pictures and remembered something that happened before new years =P
so not sure what day it was, but sofia and augusta took me to see Cosenza vecchia (the old part of the city) it was dark so i don't have many good pictures but next time we go i'll take some good ones =)
(this was in a plazza we wandered into sofia and augusta didn't even know it existed)
(This is the view from the aunt and uncles house in San. Pietro)
Okay next up My birthday =) ....YAY i'm OLD!!!! lol not really yay but w/e
So the afternoon of my b-day we drove to Paola (a city on the ocean like 30 mins from here) to pick up sofia's friend Marta from the train station who was coming to visit for a few days from rome. We spent the afternoon out and about walking around kinda giving marta a mini-tour of Cosenza. Sofia, Augusta, and Martina (I'm going to be staying with martina for the last 3 months) pitched in and bought me a sweater from Zara for my b-da gift it's pretty awesome it's got yogi bear on it haha. We went home later and had some delicious pizza and Haagen daz ice cream, blockbuster popcorn and Pepperidge farms cookies!! yummm...i missed american cookies! Then we had cake i got a piece out of the center cause the outside was decorated with almonds lol oh and they even sang me happy birthday in english =) Then we watched some movies and went to bed i think over all it was a pretty good birthday =)
(my cake! it was sooooooooooooo good!!!!!!)
(from left to right; My future host mom, me (wearing the sweater), my host mom, Martina, Marta, and Sofia)
Hmm nothing else much to report...lots and lots of pizza yesterday, the 4th, we went to "Pizza Mi" and had pizza for lunch (me, Sofia and Marta) Then for supper we went to a pizzeria (Me, Sofia, Augusta, Marta and two of her friends that she hadn't seen in almost a year and a half) The pizza was DELICIOUS!!!! yummmm!! But i'm pizzad out for a while lol
oh wait no, my xmas gifts are almost here! I checked on the fedex tracking website and they should arrive later today or tomorrow =D eeee (mom and dad, your packages are currently in Germany =P Their slowly making their way =)