and finally have some time/energy to right about it.
15.06.2010 - 17.06.2010 10 °C
I woke up this morning around 6 ish am with a beautiful bird chirping outside my window. I felt like Sleeping Beauty really haha. When I first arrived, I had a run-in with the customs service. It took a lot longer than it should have, but after a threat of noting being able to leave the customs area and a bit of a cry, David came to my rescue. Here at my first stop, I am staying with the lovely Linda and David. They have three children: William (14), Josh (12), and Charlote (7). William is really big into painting 3-D models, architecture, and graphic design, as you can imagine my excitment when I heard that! Josh is more of a quite one, but he loves to tell jokes, and they are quite funny! Charlote is definitely a little sister. She competes for attention, and does quite well at it haha. She loves bugs (Linda told me the poor things are dying a slow and painful death when they get into the hands of her hahaha), loves to climb, and never likes to brush her hair. She is so sweet and has curly hair, so I have made her my honorary little sister. Here is her prangmatis (which I was volunteered to watch over while she is away at school today):
While the kids were away at school and David was off to work Linda showed me around Auckland and took me to the SkyTower. When you go up to the top, parts of the floor are made of glass, and I got a good laugh watching Linda avoiding the glass floor at all costs. Right as we were about to leave, somone bungied off the top, but I didn't see the cable at first and thought someone had jumped!
After the aroundtown tour, Linda and I went to pick up little miss Charlote and headed home. I went to take an afternoon nap, because we had planned for sport that evening. Before I knew it, I was woken up, in the car, and on the court to play netball. I got a quick version of the rules, thrown into a position, and I played netball with all my heart! It was so much fun! It's a lot like basketball, but much less contact and much simpler rules.
After netball we ate delicious pumpkin soup that Linda had made with garlic bread. For dessert there was cake, which was delicious! I forgot to make William a peanut butter and jelly sandwich last night, but just as well, I'll make him one today. If he doesn't eat it, I will! Everyone here thinks they sound replusing! Can you believe that? A little peanut butter and jelly sandwhich? I can't get enough of them!
Well, I'm going to go heat my wheat sack, and warm up. One thing about New Zealand that I like: It's cold inside the house! I have a feeling I'm going to be back in December. Oh! and mom and dad: the professor I emailed wrote back, and would love to have an interview with me (big smile). So I rearranged my itinerary just a bit for the south island. When I get the wrinkles ironed out, I'll fill you in on all of that. I love you guys!