Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday April 20, 2009

It was a beautiful day today, but also one of those days that remind me how scorching the Texas sun can be. We spent most of our day inside doing school work. We will be out and about for a few days this week so Summer had advance lessons today and yesterday.

We did go out later on in the afternoon. I turned on the backyard sprinkler and she managed to get soaked while I did a little yard work. I'm sure it felt good to run under the sprinkler after playing outside in the heat....I was a little tempted to run underneath it myself.

After we ate supper, Summer took off outside to play with the neighbor kids. I decided to take advantage of the time alone and work on my Spanish with the Rosetta Stone program my brother bought me a almost a year ago.

Since I have had the program I have worked with it on and off. I haven't managed to get past the first section. I just don't get it at all. This is one instance where English phonics does not do me any justice. I like things to be explained to me in a manner where I can understand its meaning. I need definitions.

With Rosetta Stone, it starts off teaching you the language without any explanation of what the difference between Ella, Ello, El, Los, Las, Uno, Un, etc. means. It drives me crazy! It will show you different pictures and you have to just figure out what they are talking about according to what the picture is showing.

Every time I sit down with the program I start from the beginning thinking that it will eventually makes sense to me and something will hasn't yet. I really wish Toby would load the program onto his computer and learn with me. He always gives me insight about things that I don't understand.

I can understand enough Spanish to communicate on a primitive level. My goal is to be able to fully communicate.

To my wonderful generous brother who probably paid a fortune for the program, don't worry it will not go to waste. I am determined to figure it out even if it takes me forever. :-)

It is now 8:22 p.m. Toby was suppose to get off work at 6:00 p.m......I wonder where he is???

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