Youngest much happier today, let's hope it holds......
I bought avocados at the market today. Made guacamole of course, though it isn't the same with lemon juice, I like it a whole lot better with lime....still...what is it about guac that is just so terrifically yummy.....
Chuck the dog yawns when he is feeling stressed, or rather a strong emotion that he cannot express, such as disappointment when he realises we are not going to the mountains, or we are coming home after a shorter than hoped for walk.....is that why we yawn too? I know, I know, he's a dog and we aren't...then again, we are all mammals, no?
I am trying to get some books that eldest will really like in Spanish....and I think I am onto some with Carlos Ruiz Zaphon....she had to read one for school, and loved it. I have to say that the Generalitat here can REALLY pick good books, she is reading the neatest stuff.....not like I remember, though she did have to read the Petit Prince...I have to confess to hating that book, but maybe if I hadn't been forced to read it in High School......Eldest said it wasn't THAT bad....then again, she says that Salman Rushdie is her favourite author, so she is not exactly your typical younger reader.....I'm going to have to work to keep up with her, I'm reading Terry Pratchet right now, which is a good fun romp...not sure it's in Rushdie's league though.
We are going to be making the students read some books, these are not set by the Generalitat, but rather by a different large organising body, who shall remain unnamed....they are dreary...Jurassic Park for crying out loud, and Through the Glass Darkly...ugh....plus Of Mice and Men, not so bad, and I haven't read it yet...though Steinbeck is not noted for his humourous and light-hearted romps, it is on the 'should be read' list, no? The final book is The Woman in White...which I've never heard of, and which sounds DREADFUL...but maybe it isn't...I just did some internet work...still sounds dreadful, dreadful and dated. Good lord, where do they find this stuff? It's a crime novel....sounds terrible...too bad they didn't chose the one written by Jostein Gaarder, of Sophie's World fame...love him or hate him, it might have been more interesting.
Why is this suddenly double spacing. Gosh, I still don't like reading assigned texts...blech.
I do love avocados though. Mmmmmm. And the Georgian hot sauce/paste that a student brought me today...one of those long slow burns. Mmmmmm.