Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A group of us at church are taking Spanish lessons every other Tuesday night. It's a lot of fun! I am remembering more Spanish than I thought I would. I really hope to become proficient enough that I can use it at work. I'm subbing as a paraeducator (teacher's aide) at one of the local elementary schools. I really like the school and the teachers and other paras a lot. I'm hoping to go permanent, but the job I posted for (which is the job I'm doing at the moment) is probably going to go to the son of one of the teachers there. That's a whole 'nother story that I'm not really happy about, but oh well. So far they haven't told me that the job is gone yet, but then again they never told the other sub who posted for it that it was gone either, until she asked the principal outright. *Anyway!* I was going to post about Spanish. I am really having fun with this. I took basically 3-1/2 years of Spanish in my junior high/high school years, and really liked it a lot then. I wish I'd been able to keep taking courses at college, but I dropped out and didn't get back into the swing of things here at the local college. I'm really glad for this opportunity, though, and hopefully will be able to keep my momentum up this time around.

I really do need to get better at this. LOL. I thought I'd post the Halloween pictures. Sarah went as an "80's chick" and Spencer was, of course, a pirate. Actually, he wanted to be a Star Wars character but the only costumes we found for that were horribly expensive. So he compromised on his character choice and went with a pirate. Isn't he cute?! You can't tell from this picture but Sarah has tights on and leg warmers, too. The side ponytail was cute, she crimped her hair and we pulled it up into the ponytail. (I never did get into that look. My hair was always too short, I guess. Plus the 80s just weren't "me".)