Sacrifices

  As the time for our move draws closer, reality has started to sink in. Nancy has talked a lot about getting rid of most of our things so we can make a clean break. I am all for this, I like to think that I am not unduly attached to material things and this is an opportunity to test that. So far I am fine as I see things around the house start to disappear, and I don’t think...

Happy New Year!

  We spent the last few days enjoying a visit from Number One Son and his family, which includes our two delightful grandchildren. New Year’s Day meant a feast and festivities with them and also my younger sister and her family. Of course it was wonderful. It was also a passage. Next New Year’s we won’t be here. We’ll be in Mexico. So, the passage to 2007 was a big one for us – one that makes us feel very...

Book Synopsis

  As stated in a previous post, I just finished reading How to Learn Any Language Quickly, Easily, Inexpensively, Enjoyably and On Your Own by Barry Farber. I guess I am smart since a number of the suggestions he makes for learning any language are ones that I’d already worked out for myself. Take full advantage of opportunities – If you meet someone at a party, or a cab driver, or wherever you run into someone in your target language...

We’re getting our move on

  Several things happened today: I sold one of our dog kennels for $150 and a bookcase for $20 both of which had been sitting around getting in the way for way too long. Ca-ching! After we had $170 bucks burning a hole in our pockets we headed to town for some Mexican food at El Pueblito, our favorite place for obvious reasons. (vegie enchiladas for me and carne asada for Paul) I picked up a book I’d put on...

Teaching an Old Dog

  Ok, I’m not THAT old! But sometimes when my Spanish studying isn’t going very well, I feel like an old dog. Seriously, I am studying Spanish every day. I am trying to do my own Immersion Course since I know that is the fastest way to learn. Even though I have never had the TV on unless I am actually sitting down to watch – I have the TV on one of the two Spanish language channels a lot...