Well, GOOD NEWS! We have visitors coming on Thursday and it should be a WHOLE lot of fun.
Bad news, the man got laid off today. One of fourteen all at the same time. More than half the workforce. Not unexpected, but still fairly unpleasant all around.
GOOD NEWS! Three more days till the holidays and I have a week off! With family here!!! TRIPLE SWEET!!!!
Um, OK, I'll lay the lettuce and cheese and mustard and all that over here.....
I got interviewed by the grade 5 and 6s about my life as an immigrant here. It was fairly amusing overall, and they asked some great questions. Why did we come (opportunity, adventure and heritage), what do I miss (one word answer this, friends), what is difficult (language and isolation - I did no begin a rant about bureaucracy), what was great (way of life) blah blah blah.....nice group of kids. I commented several times that our experience as immigrants is not typical of immigrants who might be political or economic refugees, but it seems the teachers had already covered a fair amount of that.
They commented on how bad my Catalan is. (not to my face) *ho hum* Mouths of babes and all that.
Walked in the hills and felt utterly happy. Good-ness.
I have been under the weather since Friday and the anti-biotics have FINALLY kicked in, well, they changed them on Sunday and I feel GOOD. Indeed I felt like walking which was wonderful too. On Saturday all I could do was stagger to the beginnings of the hill and sit on a rock while the dog romped and Eldest nagged. Napped long and hard both days so feeling good today is more than good. So I guess that would be a good news (feeling good, meds working)/bad news (getting ill) thing combined.
The man and I had Catalan class and he sucked was challenged by the rules for accents. I was challenged by sucked at recognising and pronouncing vowel sounds in Catalan.
Guess most things are good and bad, no?