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!
Even if you have never written it down on paper, I bet you’ve got at least a running list of things you would like to do in your lifetime. I know that I have a running list in my head. This is the first time I’ve ever written out an actual Bucket List. The things… Continue reading Bucket List.
Today was Jaime’s Christmas performance and it was all the feels from yesterday repeated. Watching your kiddos perform and kill it is wonderful. Jaime had a speaking part and he was so calm and delivered his line perfectly. You go dude! My shiny blue baby 💙 So of course the kiddos’ performances were in… Continue reading Christmas Performance. Round 2.
Little by little. This is my response to the question of how my Spanish is coming along, because actual progress is hard to measure. Part of the reason I came to Spain was because I had a basic knowledge of the language and was confident enough knowing that I would be able to get around;… Continue reading Poco a Poco.
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.
Sometimes, I just can’t. Today was one of those days. Actually, both Monday and Wednesday were difficult. The reason being…Spanish class. Things just didn’t click this week. It was frustrating sitting there in class, not understanding what was going on. At our break I whispered to Michelle, “let’s leave.” Unfortunately, but fortunately, she was strong… Continue reading No puedo.
1. This weekend I was sick and in bed. Not fun. My voice got better then worse. However, the nice part was getting to rest in bed and watch tv (read: Gilmore Girls). Truthfully, I think this was my body’s way of telling me to chill and relax (messaged received). My Spanish mama was great.… Continue reading It’s the little things.
We went our entire afternoon without shouting or crying. Did you read that? Without shouting or crying!!! I mean, honestly, I’m truly shocked. Maybe my babies were being extra sweet since I lost my voice over the weekend. But whatever the reason, I was super thankful for it. Not only because I can barely speak,… Continue reading Sin gritar o llorar.
So this post was intended to go up the end of August when we got home from Asturias. That obviously did not happen. Here it is now…a few weeks late, but better late than never! Recap of the end of summer vacation in Asturias. Uno. We drove up to Lalo and Lala’s (Monica’s parents) house.… Continue reading Asturias Round Two.
I’ve experienced this before when visiting other countries. And frankly I forgot about it before I moved to Spain…the fact that people look the same and yet when they open their mouths to speak….it’s a different language. I’m a week and a half shy of my 2 month mark (holy moly, time is flying!!!) here… Continue reading My head hurts.