I did it!
I passed my Danish test, with two tens and a twelve, good enough to be able to move on to the university-prep Danish class! I still feel like it could hardly be over already, but I’m so, so relieved that it is. The oral exam went well. Better than I expected, although I came close to getting a lower grade because of my pronunciation of the weird Danish vowels (especially “ø”). But I got my ten, and all is well!
I’m pretty sure I feel even more relief than I did when my finals were over in college. Now all I have to do is get ready for the baby, and wait!
But I was thinking today how grateful I am for the Danish classes I had. They were free (paid for by the state) and I learned so, so much in the five months that I was enrolled. In the last class I was in, especially, I felt like I really made friends, and even though we might not stay really close, it gave me a taste of what having a normal life here was like. I know it’ll happen someday, and having a glimpse into it now was really encouraging! And who knows? Maybe we will stay friends!
There isn’t so much other news, since I’ve mostly been worrying about and preparing for my exam. We’re starting to get more ready for the baby, taking a trip to IKEA, buying some cloth diapers (both the wiping-up-spit-up and the actually-used-for-diapers kinds) and starting to check things off of the “baby list”
I also made dirt cake, which is kind of a big deal. Andreas said he probably wouldn’t eat much of it, since last time he tried it, he didn’t like it. I held back my horrified gasp, and made half a recipe (which is a good idea, even if he was planning on eating a lot of it) and when he had his taste, he couldn’t get enough. Unfortunately (or rather, fortunately, for me) he has allergies, and I made it with regular milk and cream, since he wasn’t planning on indulging, so he can’t have much. But I can. And it’s great. When I got home from my test today, I let myself eat as much of it as I felt like! (which was two servings)!
So now that I’m finished with my Danish classes, I’m trying to make sure I organize my life a little bit more. I’m going to try going to an international parents’ group I found on meetup (they have a coffee get-together every week for pregnant women and new parents), and I also found a knitting group that meets in a baby thrift store which I’m working up the nerve to try to go to. I also have a half-finished puzzle on the coffee table. The goal is to finish it before the baby comes, but what I didn’t consider when I started it is that it’s a lot harder to bend over/sit on the floor/reach the coffee table in general when you’re heavily pregnant. But I can’t just leave it half finished or *gasp* take what I’ve done apart, so I’d best get to work on it!
In regards to photo-a-day June…well, on the afternoon of June 1st, I looked to see what the day’s topic was. It was “morning.” Seriously? On the first day? That didn’t bode well, and I haven’t really done much of it, but I have been more conscious about taking some pictures, so I’ll make sure to include some in my next post (I promise!!). I would include a couple this time but…you know…I’m already sitting down, and my camera is in the other room so…you’ll just have to wait.