thanks for the complement Terry, those kids are great I am looking forward to this year very much. OH YES, the food is tasty!!! :oD
I have been studying Arabic from multiple sources actually (probably not the best choice), but I purchased formal Modern Standardized lessons on CDs a few books and a dictionary - then transferred the CDs to mp3 and listen during my morning workout at the gym and at night. Plus my friend Rima (Druze) at work is helping me with some of the colloquial, as are some of my friends at church. Flash cards help.
Boy do I need to study more... I misunderstood Ghadda on the bus coming back from the Holy Resurrection pilgrimage 2 weeks ago. We were all joking around, laughing and singing in the back of the bus... when I heard her say my name and motion to some sunflower seeds in the isle, so I laughed, pointed and said "leh! mish ana...Dianna". they're all busting up laughing except my friend Dianna, who is looking at me funny. all because I thought Ghadda said I put the seeds on the floor when she really said careful or you'll fall in the seeds on the floor. It took a second to register why my teasing Dianna about dropping the seeds didn't go over well. see, 3 1/2 weeks ago I slipped and broke my elbow and hadn�t made public that it was broken - I can only imagine what Dianna thought I was implying.. because....I had actually privately only told her a few hours prior that my elbow was broken and how it happened through a kitchen slip and fall.
My elbow will be fine in another 2-3 weeks - I had talked the Dr. into not making me wear a cast, just a brace (which I recently ditched anyway) - so I only mentioned the break to a couple close people. Just too embarrassing - a 3rd broken bone in a one year span. So yes I need to study more. And the Dr. ordered me to get on calcium & magnes. combo. it is a pretty funny story - guess you had to be on the bus for that one.
toodles & God bless, sUSAn
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