Friday, June 27, 2014

In a moment I will be going dancing.  There are some things that I have to learn to do-like dance.  The problem is that I overthink everything and apparently dancing is handled in some other part of the body or brain.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Two hour lecture on the history of Spanish grammar....

Day 1 of Classes

Today after noon one of my classmates said Buenas tardes to the professor and she said that in Spain it's not afternoon until after you eat and since they eat late, sometimes as late as 2pm then that is when afternoon starts.

Later on refering to an even we were to attend at 5pm someone said esta noche and she said, "Noche? a las cinco?  No, la noche empieza cerca de la once."

These classes will not be a walk in the park.  Already on day one I have to synthesize all of the informtion of the day and we had 5 classes.  The grammar class is the most daunting but also the one that I need the most.  I have little reason for why I say what I say in Spanish but people seem to understand and compliment me so I keep saying it.  Today we discussed the subjuntivo.  I am doing two Master's programs at once and so I have to concentrate on the other right now to do a group assignment as others are depending on me.  

My room was changed today and I LOVE this room.  The light is perfect.  

I've been walking an average of more than 5 miles a day and I already feel that I'm losing weight.  I just hope to meet my goal.  There is a lot of walking and that is not a big deal but there are a lot of hills and stairs so this is cardio.  




Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tinto de Verano

Me time...

Spain is lovely!  I have to learn not to be surrounded always by my children.  I miss them so much.  I miss our little moments.  I imagine they're having a great time.

This evening I have a meeting and then we're meeting for wine at the apartment of one of the people in her second year.  I am ecstatic to be here!

Going grocery shopping was incredibly fun.  I went to H&M and they have some really good sales going on right now but I cannot shop as I had to buy an additional plane ticket yesterday.  I am happy.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Madrid

I'm staying at Hotel AC Coslada Madrid Aeropuerto.  If you are a traveler who likes to explore on foot you do not want to stay here but the nightly rate isn't bad.  I did just spend 4 Euros on a toothbrush and they were a bit stingy on the bristles.  I will get out today and see what I can find on foot.  Housekeeping is waiting to clean my room but I have unloaded my luggage and must find a way to get it back in my suitcase before stepping out.