Week five...

February 6, 2014

Bless me reader for I have not blogged.  It has been a week and a half since my last blog and this is my sin.

Well, first off, go hawks!!  Or actually, went hawks!!  And went they did.  The Seahawks won their first Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2.  I shot up to Texas on a pass from my bro and we watched the game in his basement theater, complete with freshly installed velvet curtains...muy rico.  I ended up going a couple days early and staying an extra day, so I've actually been in PR very little since the last blog entry.  I've been back two days and basically just focused on getting the essentials in the apartment.  I could tell you another story about walking long distances with no payoff, but you've had plenty.  I'm in the apartment, by the way.  Until just a few hours ago I had no plates, bowls, sheets, pillow cases, etc.  Being able to put my rice and beans (arroz y habichuelas - I just had to share the word habichuelas with you) on a plate is quite a luxury.  And sleeping on a sheet tonight instead of the faux leather of my sofa-bed will be heaven.

I was back to the language school to day for a two-hour lesson.  I'll go in two more Thursdays for two-hour sessions, then I'm on my own.  If my budget permits, I'll go in for an Español check when I can.  We did about half conversation and half pronoun practice.  Lo practiqué.

I met the director and one of the faculty at the little music school near my place.  They were super nice and in a growing phase of their school so we had a kinship there.  They will get their next session schedule solidified next week and then will be able to give me days and hours when I can use the piano there.

I'm going a little be crazy in anticipation of actually practicing music.  I know patience is my theme, but man, this is the end of week five and I haven't really started my actual study.  What keeps me sane is knowing about much Spanish I've learned and the belief that once I'm in the mode with a couple lessons and regular practice time, I'm going to take off.  Que sera sera....

Saturday I'm going to see/hear bomba right down the street from my apartment.  And I'm hoping the information I got about cuatro lessons was correct.  I don't know why I doubt it.  It just seems too cool to be true.  I'll let you know what happens!

Buenas noches,

js

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