1) Whenever my host mother drives the car she pulls the seat up really close to the steering wheel, so close that her elbows are pushed up against the back of the chair. I think that if we get in an accident the steering wheel will go straight through her rib cage with no time for the airbag to activate. That would be truly awful.
2) Yesterday was an incredibly windy day. Tall strong trees were bending at 45-degree angles and I was nearly picked up off the ground when I was walking to class.
3) I am surprised by how much the weather can affect my mood. Today the sky was a clear blue with powdered sugar clouds, and I was in an excellent mood.