La Practique

This man is a new friend. This Thursday I take my behind the wheel driving test, which consists of twenty-five minutes of driving, and answering two from a list of possible 99 verbal questions regarding the vehicle’s interior and exterior.  When researching what those questions might be for the borrowed vehicle I’ll be in for…

Apples and nectarines

6:45 means 3 sets of 3, and then 33.  Fifteen minutes later we get 8 and then 7.  Every quarter hour we get 2, at the half we get 4, and the 3/4 we get 6.  On the hour we get 8, plus however many hours it is. At 7:45 pm we get another round…

Rentrée

The “Rentrée” is a real event, and all ages participate.  It’s like the September issue of Vogue, “Back to School,” and New Year’s Day resolutions all rolled into one.   Even before I was in education, Fall always felt like the beginning of the new year, which may have something to do with it coinciding with…

Feeling like a local

Joining Associations (A – so – si – a -si – ons):  We belong to two games groups, and a sports group.  When we were walking amongst the choices in the multi-purpose room at the local gym, someone sitting at one of the booths said “Hello” to me in English.  I had never seen the…