I got sick after that weekend. My voice was completely gone, which steadily grew worse. My throat started getting sore which became painful, which then got worse when I began coughing. I was feeling pretty bad so I didn't go to school on Monday, but instead went to the doctor, which I told my host mom I didn't need to, that I knew that I just needed rest and stuff, but I think a doctors note was needed from the school or something. The doctor just gave me some pills and also said I didn't have to go to school the Tuesday as well. Which I was completely okay with. I also learned that I've gained 1 kilo since being here, which is roughly around 2 pounds or more. So I hope I can keep this slow growth rate and not gain the average 11 kilos.
Only this week and then Christmas break. WOOO!
I have more good news. It's also sad/bad, but also favorable. My second host family is having some problems as so they cannot host me as it is right now. So there is another family in Laval who said they would be happy to host me. The mom called friday night to tell me all of this. She said that they live in the middle of town and so I'll be able to walk to school, they have two kids with the ages of three and two, and there is also a Canadian living there who is like a nanny. I'm pretty happy about this because it means that I'll livei n the city for the rest of the year.
|In the big Castle|
|The lights of Laval|
Now for this weekend that just passed. The weekend of the 10th and 11th.
The next morning we went to an ice rink and ice-skated! It was super fun, it reminded me of our Yakima ice
rink. :) There were so many awesome people there this weekend! We have a really cool district. I love everybody. Also now, I'm considering going to Taiwan. I will learn Spanish in Yakima, maybe return to Spain to perfect it, my french will be taken care of this year, and then I just need chinese and I could talk to more than half the world or something like that. ;)
The best part was on the bus ride home, (bus rides are always the best) I was talking with our chairman and his wife, and they asked me to do a short speech in front of 500 people in February! Sounds like fun!
I'm going to try to put together a video this break of the Nantes trip. For now here are some pictures! :
|Christmas Market in Nantes|
|I love them all! We had such a blast|
|And here is just a picture of my new class :)|
There is also a little video of me and some other exchage students dancing in front of the giant machine elephant that walks. It's for a big project that someone is making. :) Here's my youtube link. You can find all of my videos there.