Bad news first.
In the grand scheme of things, it is not really bad at all, but with some embarrassment I feel obliged to report that I did not pass my Catalan exam.
That said, the women at work were gratifyingly shocked because my Catalan has improved so much. Clearly not enough.
I went into the course to improve my Catalan, and I did that; significantly.
The good news?
I talked to the folks at work and I should be able to improve my hours so I not working quite so many evenings. This will, of course, impact our income slightly, but that is just AOK.
On another note, I had a delightful walk in the mountains this afternoon. It is lovely and warm, I took a book and sat on a rock in the sun, overlooking at the hills and the town and the sea and read while the dog whined cause he wanted to keep going.
It was one of those precious moments in life when you are really glad you are alive.