Well this has been quite a hiatus…possibly the longest in the history of this blog. Instead of jumping right back in with my ramblings, I thought I’d give a brief summary of what I’ve been doing while I wasn’t writing.
Spanish: Yes, I’m still hanging in there with the course. Technically, I have another 4 modules to go before completing the entire program, but I’ve decided that I’ll stop when I feel that the only thing left to do is get out there and speak. Fortunately, I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel and very well may one day be fluent
Sick family member: It’s bound to happen to all of us – you find out someone in your family is sick and the prognosis isn’t good. As frustrating, shocking, and depressing as these situations are I try to take some perspective. Life is uncertain, so don’t put anything you’ll regret not doing off for later. Also, people are irreplaceable. Remember to take care of ourselves and each other.
Vacation: The kids had two weeks vacation and even though we didn’t travel this time around, they had a blast (I almost lost my mind ). Caracas was very tranquil the first week and it was nice to move about the cabin freely. I love discovering new places, but sometimes it’s nice to simply enjoy the old.
So those are the big events that have been keeping me away. Oh yeah, the news also continues to amaze me – from Royal wedding mania to Bin Laden death mania – remember the earthquake in Japan? Crazy, isn’t it?!