On the mend

Since breaking my toe last Friday, things have been uneventful around here and therefore a lack of blog posting by yours truly.

I’ve never broken a body part in the thirty years that I’ve been around and it HAD to happen in a foreign land. It happened right as I was leaving for my German class. I don’t even remember how I tumbled down our staircase. It hurt like hell, but I still hobbled to class not thinking to check my foot. After getting home, I took off my sock and was literally scared for my life! I’ve never seen my toe so black and blue before. I posted a picture on my Facebook, and thankfully, a few friends pointed out that it looked more broken than bruised. A few hours later, it was confirmed that it was indeed broken. Being the big baby that I am (anyone that knows me well, knows that I have a very low tolerance for pain), Hubs helped tape and elevate it. Our weekend plans were ruined and I was practically bedridden. I felt so bad. If you can picture it, it was quite hilarious trying to recite my recipes for Hubs to make our meals, while I was sitting on the couch. I truly appreciated him for all that he’s done for me during the last few days.

Getting to/from class the last couple days have been quite interesting. I’ve resorted to sneakers, which makes “limping” a lot more comfortable and keeps my toe in place.

Speaking of class, I’ve almost survived week two and am already registering for the next level tomorrow. I love my class! Everyone is so encouraging and helpful. My classmates consists of Romanian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Brazilian nationalities. I can’t believe I’m the lone American, but love the dynamics and diversity of the class. Almost everyone speaks more than one language and for some- the only way to communicate is with the little German we know and our made up version of Sign language. It really forces you to get back to the basics of communicating and I think it’s fantastic! If we all took a little more time and extra work in communicating and connecting with others, wouldn’t the world be more peaceful and understanding?

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