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A Day of School

I am back in language school.  Yes, I am still trying to learn German!  If I never had to speak and could just write out my what I wanted to say, it would be almost perfect.  I am now into my second week of school & I have a really nice teacher & a good group of fellow students.  I now have a more structured routine than what I had earlier this year when I wasn’t in school.  Here’s a typical week day.

7AM – I am still not getting up as early as Christian (5:30) but I am trying to get out of bed between 6:30 & 7:00.  I drink my usual breakfast, Carnation Instant Breakfast (chocolate milk with vitamins) and look at my emails, read other blogs or write my blog posts.

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The one great thing about school (besides being able to communicate with others) is that I get to wear my clothes!  I was living in gym clothes most days and would only get dressed on the weekends.  Gym clothes are so much more comfy! I took some photos of some of my outfits for school.

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8:15AM – I bike to school, which is located next to the Hauptbahnhof (main railway station) in Düsseldorf.  It takes about 30 minutes door to door.  I take classes at the Volkshochschule, which is basically an adult education center/school.

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9AM until 1PM – In class. We get a 20 minute break around noon.  I usually eat a snack.

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1:00-1:30PM – Bike home.

1:30-2:00PM – Lunch time!  I am usually starving when I get home and can’t wait to eat.  I always make a salad.  What I put on my salad varies but recently it has been lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, peas, corns, pickles & cottage cheese.  I know that combination isn’t for everyone but it tastes wonderful to me!

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After lunch – I try to only take a half hour lunch break but I usually end up taking longer.  Then it time to start on my homework. 

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4:00PM – Get ready to go to the gym, bike to gym, take gym classes & bike home.  I usually take anywhere between 2 & 4 gym classes per day.  Four gym classes would be 3 half hour classes & one 1 hour class.  If I don’t get to the gym, I am not a happy camper!  I just feel so much better when I work out daily. 

7:00PM – Return home & have dinner with Christian.  Like I have mentioned in the past, we usually have Abendbrot, which is slices of bread with meat, cheese or sandwich spreads.  You can read more about that here.

After dinner – I usually need to finish up my homework.  Christian works on some administrative tasks or something.

9:00PM – We usually read in bed for awhile & then sleep.  Then the day beings again!

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