Today is a rainy day, and I decided to stay in and just take it easy. Bertrand is in Austria with the orchestra he is in, and Ivana and the kids went to her parents house. I am watching The Sound of Music, drinking tea, and eating hazelnuts. It's nice to just hang out, and have a little quiet time.
I was invited out to a birthday party tonight in Geneva, but it's at a club, and no one is meeting up until 11:30, and the last train to Genolier leaves at midnight. So unless I want to stay out all night... Not really. Clubbing is not exactly my scene. After meeting loads of au pair girls at the au pair club on Thursday, I realized a few things. I'm older than most au pairs (most of them are 19-20, I'm nearly 26), which I expected before coming... but sometimes (I stress sometimes) the maturity difference is quite obvious. After talking to a few the other day, I realized they still weren't out of that "get-drunk-as-possible-every-chance". Which I seemed to just pass by in my life - I've never really been into drinking or partying. I would much rather spend my time reading, singing/making music, conversing, cycling, exploring, looking at/creating art, and going to bed early than getting drunk and dancing in a club. Ah well, to each his own, right? I'm very thankful for the friends I've made that share similar interests as me.
It's been raining all day, so I think today will be a movie, music, and reading day. I think today, in Chicago, my family is all getting together because my brother & my sis-in-law are in town. I'm kinda sad that I don't get to see them, but I know they are going to visit me soon.