Today I woke up late, and then I put on my sports clothes and went for a run around my grandparents’ house. After a while, I ran past one of Maxi’s friends that I had met last night. I stopped to talk to him and he offered to show me another place to run. We walked over to like a little strip of grass next to the highway and he was like ok you can run here and I’ll keep you company. We ran for like 2 minutes and then I decided it wasn’t really worth it because I wasn’t getting any exercise, so then we just walked around for a while and talked. I found it much harder to understand him than other people, and later Maxi told me it was because he was from a lower social class and hadn’t received as good of an education. After I got back to the house, I showered and then we all went to the farmers’ market to stock up on vegetables for our trip to the country. We walked through the stalls for like 3 hours looking for the cheapest and most perfect vegetables and fruits. Nancy is a perfectionist when it comes to food. When we finally got home, we had a late lunch (it was like 5 by then) and then Nancy, my grandma, and I cooked some desserts and I worked on my blog. Then my dad called over Skype, and the whole family talked to him in Spanish for like 2 hours. It was weird. I’ve been hearing my dad speak Spanish for years, and I always thought he spoke perfectly. Like without an accent and with proper grammar and everything. But listening to him now, I can hear the accent and pick out the errors. I definitely am not even close to surpassing him in terms of fluency, but at least I know I’ve improved a little. My goal is to speak as well or better than he does by the end of the year! After we finished, a bunch of people came over including Vale, and we hung out for a while and ate dinner. Then we all Skyped with Cristobal.