Pues = well or so then in Spanish.
Pues...if you ever want to have your confidence in a second language dashed, just go to a bilingual class and confidently sail out with the Spanish speakers when they divvy up for discussion.
I wasn't TOTALLY lost, but it was pretty close. But everyone was very nice and very welcoming, and didn't laugh at my awkward attempts at contributing to the discussion.
It's going to be a great class, but man, what a brain drain.
Speaking of brain drain, time to brainstorm some topics for my 25 page research paper. I believe that Spanish for that is something like, "¡AY, AY , AY!"
Today my online basics statistics course begins. I'm kind of excited about getting my brain back into math mode. I took basic stat in undergrad so I'm hoping this will be a nice refresher (although I doubt it will be as entertaining as statistics with Carl Main).
Tomorrow my other class meets for the first time - I'm really excited about this one. It's a bilingual course on Latino families in schools/communities. I'm not exactly sure HOW bilingual it will be, but all the assignments will be in English (phew!). This course is the first of its kind and I can't wait to get back into my Spanish groove.
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Let me know.
The house is a lot quieter this morning after taking my sister-in-law and her twins to the airport. Will & Jonny had a wonderful time playing with cousins Tristan and Sam - and I had fun snuggling two squishy babies. Now today's work consists of cleaning up the aftermath, working on laundry, and attempting to clear our kitchen counters and rescue them from crazytown.
My brother comes in on Thursday evening, then leaves out Friday morning. My in-laws come on Friday or Saturday. We are keeping the air mattress filled up!
Beautiful day in Denver today - highs in the 70s, the sun is shining, and I have the windows open.
I'm trying to get back into blogging/writing again. I have a personal blog out there in the interwebz, but as my children get older I'm trying to decide the balance of oversharing information vs boring blogging. I want to be able to share stories about the boys, but am not sure about putting those out for anyone to have. I'm very protective of them - but at the same time, we live in a digital age and some information will be shared no matter what. I left Facebook, protected the Twitter account I use to tell W & J stories, and have generally minimized my social media footprint.
But, I cannot tell a lie. I do love an audience. And social media provides a person with instant approval and self-esteem boosts. This in itself can become addictive. Which is probably why I'm busy trying to find a way around my No-Facebook policy....starting with Pleonast.