Tuesday, June 28, 2005

It's Officially Summer

I don't know what it is doing where you live, but it is hot here. I have been sweating profusely for the past week. My flowers are on the verge of drying out. My kids are beginning to prune from being wet all day and night. I am not complaining. At least it's not raining. Spanish is going well. For the past few weeks we have had a wonderful teacher. Today we had a sub who was equally wonderful. The true test of my Spanish speaking skills will be called to the test in the near future. I am traveling to a spanish speaking foreign country in a few weeks. My kids don't get to be traumatized because I am only going to be gone for a few weeks.

I am so excited about going abroad. I wonder what to pack. It will be fun to see how my fiance handles the children in my absence. His Dad skills are finally going to be put to the test. He said that this is his big chance to show the kids that Dads are fun too. I can't wait! I am stepping up my workout so that I can handle the altitude.

327 days before graduation! (Or 10 months and 23 days)

-DIVA

Monday, June 20, 2005

yeah, yeah....

Soy cansada, muy cansada. Este fin de semana, visito con mi famila. Llevé los niños a la clase de nadando. Entonces, fuimos a el restaurante de los chino. Pago ciento dolares para la comida. Soy enojada. Las comidas y la precios no tiene el mismo valor. Los niños fueron contentos. En Sabado, Llevo los niños a la playa. El agua era frío, pero los niños jugaron. Hoy, cociné cena para mi familia para el dia de los padre.

(I think my spanish is getting better...practice makes perfect!)

I heard word about my study abroad. I will be leaving around the end of the month. Woo-hoo! My flowers are growing and so are the weeds. I finally broke down and bought some round-up and pesticide. I can't wait until things start to blossom. When this happens I will post pictures.

-DIVA

Sunday, June 05, 2005

It's 10:48pm and all is well...

Summer classes are going well. The family is doing well. Adjusting to my hair...well, it's coming along. I really am beginning to like my new hairstyle. I am spending time with the family, which is something that I have had to give up for a while. I think that my family is appreciating the time spent. We went on a picnic, and to the pool, and to the park. I can't wait for summer. I decided to take two classes in a sequence at the same time. I know, it sounds crazy, but I think I can handle it. It turns out I will have to master two chapters in a week, prepare two presentations a week and take two exams a week for the next five weeks. The I am free for the rest of the summer. I can do it!

Last night I was talking to my children, nieces, nephews and a few kids from the neighborhood. I am finding that kids these days know a whole lot more about sex than one would think. One of my neighbors kids told me that her mother had sex three times because she had three children. That is a logical connection that I am not sure that I would want my daughter to make at eight years old. I am not sure that this kid is the best influence for my 6 year old. In recent times I have heard my daughter say some undesirable things. Time to play catch up. I have really got to get my children enrolled into a swim class so they can learn how to swim. I have to teach my children how to ride their bikes. I need to really get to know my son better. I have to push my daughter out of the nest a little more. This stage of their life will go by so fast. I am hoping to make up for some lost time.

More hair talk and then I am going to get myself ready for next week. I am finding the conveniece of my hairstyle to be so great. Currently, I am doing the trial and error thing with my hair. Some products work better than others, but I find that my hair is very dry. Since I am not doing a whole lot of fussing over my hair, it is beginning to grow.

Speaking of growing, my garden is coming along so nicely. The sunflower foliage is beginning to come up. The stargazer lilies, tiger lilies, and sweet pea are finally coming up as well. I was pulling up weeds today and noticed that the calla lilies that I have been waiting for are finally starting to break the surface. My only concern at this time are the roses. I recently planted three rose bushes. One of my rose bushes seem to be having yellow leaves and barren branches all the time. I gave them each 2/3 of a gallon of water plus miracle grow. I am hoping that it will make a difference somehow. Otherwise, I will have to dig them up, examine the roots and replant them. Not a problem...I am free for at least another month and a half.