My first German class a couple days ago went well. The teacher seemed very dour, maybe even a little Karl Lagerfeld-ish in her outlook, but the other students seemed like really fun people, so I had a good time. It was great being able to practice what I know, and the hour and a half class seemed to go by really quickly. There's a LOT of homework, though. I'll have to work some study time into my schedule so I can stay on top of everything.
I was going to work on my painting last night but I couldn't find my T-square. I haven't used it since design school (10 years ago!), so I wouldn't be surprised if I tossed it before I moved to my current apartment, but I could have sworn I still had it. I tore apart my place looking for it. So tonight on my walk home I'm going to have to pick up a new one. Of course, I'll probably find the old one under a tarp or on a high shelf in a few months, because that is just the Way Of Things.
I leave for Germany in a week from today! Sadly, it's going to be a shorter trip than originally planned; now we're flying in to Frankfurt on the 8th and then immediately driving to Leipzig, where our hotel is. I've got a million little errands I need to run and should probably make a list so I don't forget anything (get 4 0z. bottles for shampoo/conditioner, new socks, fix boots, fix pants, get hair done, eyebrows, blah blah blah). So Leipzig from the 9th through the 12th, and then up to Berlin for a few days (YAY). I'll be flying back home on the 15th.