Before we left for vacation I started working out again. I just needed to get back into a real routine; I was feeling “bleh” and had a very sporadic “schedule” (read: not often/not at all). To counter my sporadic-ness, I decided to work out again on a daily basis and get some focus back. *fist… Continue reading Real Talk: Routine.
Remember when I complained about the cold temps here and could not wait until it started warming up and was summer time? I mildly regret that statement. Last week the temps started rising, real quick. We were in the 80s when the week before was in the 60s…maybe we got 70. So that quick rise… Continue reading Melting.
Are you a picky eater? I wouldn’t consider myself to be a picky eater, but I do have my moments. I’ve been known to use this phrase when describing the things I will and will not eat: “if it doesn’t look good, it probably doesn’t taste good. So I’m not eating it.” This to me… Continue reading All the Noms.
Today’s Prompt: Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t any more. This doesn’t need to be a depressing exercise; you can write about that time you lost the three-legged race at a picnic. What’s important is reflecting on this experience and what it meant for you —… Continue reading Serially Lost.
Here are a few more things I wish I knew before I moved to Spain. Check out Part 1 and Part 2. 1. Manners. For the most part Spanish people are pretty friendly and helpful. Asking for directions is pretty easy. Most people are more than willing to help you out, even their directions are… Continue reading Things I Wish I Knew. Part 3.
You know those questions, “if you could go back and tell yourself at age (insert younger age), what would you tell yourself?” For some odd reason this notion has been floating around in my noggin. But it’s not going back to when I was super young or anything like that, it’s more like going back… Continue reading Dear Me.
My friend Michelle, who is also a fellow Californian au pairing here in Madrid, and I always talk about the struggles we have with living in a different language country. Some days we are on our game and busting out Spanish like natives…other days, not so much. One of the struggles is being funny and… Continue reading That’s How You Know!
I have never seen this movie. I just knew there was a movie by this title. Guess I should watch it sometime and see what it is about. Anyway… This is phrase “lost in translation” is a pretty common occurrence in our household. It’s completely justified and expected. My kiddos speak Spanish and I’m talking… Continue reading Lost in Translation.
It’s been some time since my last “Things I Wish I Knew” post about living in Spain, so let’s add some more to the list! Check out Part 1 here. 1. Smokers. Back home in California, people smoke. But the Bay, LA, and Sac-Town combined ain’t got nothing on the number of smokers here in… Continue reading Things I wish I knew. Part 2.
Today is the last day of September. Whaaat?! How did that even happen?! Update on my lost voice…I’m still looking for it. Today is day 3 with little to no voice. Fan-freaking-tastic. And I have class tomorrow too. Can you say pity party for one? Moving on to today’s Blogging 101 assignment: Today’s assignment: publish… Continue reading Truth or Truth.