I need a positive post before I stop blogging for the next week or so. Today was so much better.
1. Herbert drove me to the last hour of church. Sacrament meeting. Yippi, happy day. I came in late and took a seat next to Chris, one of the guys my age. He made fun of me that I was late, that I missed the first part of sacrament, and only took the water. I gave him a serious face and said, “I’m already half righteous. Remember, I come from Utah. Therefore, I must only take half of the sacrament.” Chris burst out laughing. “Du bist unmöglich.” We sat there and made funny comments the rest of the time. It’s embarrassing to burst out in laughter in Sacrament Meeting when there are only about fifty people sitting on a bench. But it felt good to laugh.
2. Herbert picked me up from church. The both of us sang along to “Tainted Love” on the radio. “I listened to this song when I drove on my motorcycle. Old song.” I like the picture of Herbert on his motorcycle. “Tainted love, oh oh oh, tainted love.”
3. We went to a village Christmas Party in a big tent. St. Nikolaus came. I asked St. Nikolaus if I could get a picture with him and the others. For some reason, everyone found this really funny. I still don’t understand why. Maybe it’s cause they were all drinking too much Glühwein. I still have the smell of Glühwein stuck in my nose. Sniff. Anyway, the village Christmas Party was fun. Everyone knows everybody. That’s what I love about small places.
4. One of Ann-Kathrin’s schoolmates came over. Fabio. He’s older then Ann-Kathrin. Actually, he’s older than me. Seventeen. He, Ann-Kathrin, Lisa (family friend) and I sat and talked for a good two hours or so. Fabio is fun to argue with. We never raised our voices when arguing, but kept monotone and straight faces. Ann-Kathrin and Lisa thought it was hilarious.
“Anne likes you,” Ann-Kathrin said to Fabio. (Friend way. Not “crush” way.), “She doesn’t like that many boys here. Maybe it’s cause you’re Italian.”
If we still do the American date, I’ll probably ask Fabio to go with me. We’d have fun.
5. Ann-Kathrin and I walked Fabio to the flower store, where he’d be picked up. Afterwards, we walked home in the darkness. We talked. It feels like a long time since I’ve talked with Ann-Kathrin alone. I don’t think she realizes how much I adore her.
Ten minutes until my internet goes out. Have a wonderful week.