Monthly Archives: April 2010

cup of tea

I am restless.

I am tired

Contradiction?

Symptoms of each other?

Information overload and not the time or energy to process and respond.

What is necessary?

Right now – a cup of tea.

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knitting cupcakes

I am still recovering from a ridiculously busy Easter and week following at Soul Survivor.  SS was good although I spent most my time catching up with lovely old friends rather than delving into my ever fragile spiritual state. I was involved in a little Creative Writing workshop and I was once again stunned by the level of vulnerability and giftedness.  I will tell you more about that in the future!

The last few days at home with the girls has been about getting back into the routine of kinder and swimming lessons.  And lots of chill out time.  My time seems to be equally split between knitting and baking – hence the inclusion of the ‘knitting cupcakes’ (which I wish I could claim as my own, but I can’t, they are from here).

Ciao


catch up…

Just a little catch up on how life is cruising along…

I am now the official owner of a certificate claiming I passed Italiano 101.  A ‘pass’ was based on your attendance not on your skills in the ‘italiano lingue’, so I think that really I have a certificate that says I attended lots of class and was unable to grasp the most basic of verbal skill.  That being said – I loved it!  It was such a challenge and pushed me in areas that I normally avoid.  I am very glad I did it.  An interesting thing did happen in our last class – we had to read a paragraph in a ‘real’ Italian book and translate it, out loud, to the rest of the class.  While most of the guys in my class were able to read Italian really well and sounded like red-blooded Italiano’s, they were not able to translate into English.  I on the other hand stumbled through the reading and could translate great big chunks of the book without too much bother.  It seems that my ‘written word’ skills translate to any language.  I was awfully surprised and quite happy that I had obviously gained some ability in Italian (and I think my teacher was really pleased because if I hadn’t been able to translate, I would have been quite the failure!).

My Biblical Studies class is cruising along quite nicely.  I am sorry to say that my greatest focus in regards to study is the count down to when I have finished my post-grad (12 weeks).  But I am enjoying the class more than I thought I would and my lecturer is fantastic (so that helps!).  3 assessments down, 4 to go!

So apart from those two things, life just keeps cruising on, sigh… is going well, soul survivor is on this week and I haven’t had time to read any good books at all. 

(picture of Napoli, South Italy)