>Week 41 – Green cupcakes and sunny days!

Wow, 11 more weeks until I’ve been here for a year!! It really doesnt feel like it, time really flies when you’re having fun! ๐Ÿ˜‰

This week the weather improved until Friday. On Wednesday, M and I went to a park and had a little picnic. It was the hottest day we’ve had since the summer! It was about 80F, which is only about 25C, but, compared to all the cold, it really felt hot, M wore a skirt without pantyhose and a short sleeved shirt for the first time this year!! And on Thursday we went to the neighbourhood playground for a while. Thursday night the temperature dropped and it started raining! ๐Ÿ˜›

Other than that, the week was pretty ordinary. I had yoga on Tuesday night, went for coffee with Matt on Wednesday, where we discussed the different Easter traditions we have. There’s a certain “candy” they have here on Easter that he said I HAD to try, so went to the store and got some ‘Peeps’. They’re kinda marshamellow bunnies/chickens that are covered in sugar, i guess…kinda strange, but ok! ๐Ÿ˜› On Thursday night Odette,Ruvin,Jeremy, Matt and I went over to Charlies and hung out!

On Friday it rained and hailed the whole day, making the roads and sidewalks pretty icy. Went to dinner with my host family then Matt and I went to the movies and saw ‘Premonition’ with Sandra Bullock. It was pretty good… kinda slow and strange though!

So, Saturday was St Patrick’s day. My host parents went away for Saturday night and the kids all spent the night out at family. So I had the house to myself! Odette and I spent the day baking and getting into the St Paddy’s spirit! :o) We made chocolate cupcakes with green icing. And I put some shamrocks on some of them! We also bought green (mint) Oreos and chips with green dip! Us girls bought green fluffy hats and green nail polish! Odette had to work until 10. Marion came over at about 5ish and we had something to eat, and cleaned up and played some games and had a couple drinks. We made our drinks green too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Then Matt and Charles came over and we had some more drinks and played some more games, then Odette finished work and came over, and we ….. you guessed it, had some more drinks and played some more games. Then Jeremy came over, and…you get the idea! ๐Ÿ™‚ Later on, we watched ‘The Breakfast Club’ and everyone mellowed out. Marion spent the night.

Yesterday I went to church with Odette and Charles. It was actually really nice. Then we went out for lunch. And then Matt and I went to the mall. Later on Marion, Matt and I went and watched ‘A Good Year’ with Charles and Odette! It was a nice sweet movie! ๐Ÿ™‚

This week is going to be crazy. My host mom was diagnosed with Breast Cancer a little over a month ago. She is having a masectomy tomorrow and some basic reconstructive surgery that will be finished up in a few months. So, it’s been tough on her and the family for the past couple weeks. And, it’s her birthday on Wednesday, she’s only coming home on Friday. So, please keep her in your thoughts/prayers! Thank u! ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope this finds you all well!!
Love and peace,


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