>I want to write but I’ve been spending my time doing other valuable things. Lately I’ve been filling my quiet moments learning German. I feel so pleased when I’m out and about and I see German words and know what they mean! Yesterday I saw the word “kalt” on a pipe and knew it was referring to a “cold” water pipe. Means so little to most people but I was ecstatic. I can say many phrases intelligibly and I understand dozens more than I can speak. But my southern dialect is killing me at time. The computer does NOT recognize the word for “excuse me.” Entschuldigung. Really!?! I have said it in context and the native German speakers understood me. Why can’t Mr. Stone get it?!? (That would be Mr. Rosetta Stone who lives in my computer.)
To the right of the milk is a book I’m currently using to teach the older three history. I spent a week preparing for school this year and, today, our third day into it, I can tell we’re going to have a great year! So here are my contrasts: Preparing to leave my almost 5 month old for a few hours while simultaneously preparing to instill knowledge into the minds of my older three. Quite a different set of activities but both done out of sheer love for these sons of mine!
Another part of me wants to develop my skills in photography. Here I was trying out something I learned on a friends’ blog. I got it! (Foreground AND backgrounds blurry.)