On Saturday we marked two months of round 2 in Spain by doing not much all day long, and then, finally, bundling up a bit, and going out for churros and chocolate, as is our habit. We talked a little about what we're thankful for and Danny confessed he doesn't like churros all that much. Well! I was really shocked. How will we mark our monthly anniversaries? He's suggested donuts dunked in chocolate, among other treats, but churros are just so, so very Spanish. Stay tuned for how we navigate this tricky decision. I don't know if we can get through this.
Well, it's certainly not summer anymore is it? In fact, I'm already kind of sort of thinking about next summer...but I've had this post 95% written for close to two months now, so even though it is UNQUESTIONABLY fall now, maybe even winter (depending on the Madrileño you ask), I'm going to go ahead with it anyways.
Six weeks we've been in Madrid, and for six weeks (okay, longer than that) this space has been quieter than usual. Not intentionally, believe me, but we've been FIGHTING since the day we got here for internet access in our apartment, knowing that this year it would certainly be possible...and just when it looked like it might not be...here I sit, typing away. Miracles never cease.
Making: lists upon lists of tasks to complete and things to pack - just over a week and counting now!
Cooking: everything I won't be cooking in Spain. Jokes, jokes. I've cooked like 3 whole meals myself this entire summer.
Reading: magazines and picture books like the library's about to go out of business.
If I had to predict right now how well-written this post is going to be on a scale of 1 to 10, I'd probably give it a 3 or, generously, a 4 (but I'm guessing you don't come here for top-notch writing anyways, so nothing new on that front). It's probably going to be rather scattered and disorganized and maybe even confusing and you might think at some point, "Does she even know what she thinks about this topic?" (Answer: No. Kind of. Not really. Depends on the day.) If this post is wild, that's because my thoughts are wild. And scattered and confusing. Enough already.
Making: plans for the weekend.
Cooking: this for dinner tonight, with some TBD side dish.
Drinking: water, as usual.
Reading: about how to learn languages. Must. Do. Better. With. Spanish.
It's hard for me to wrap my mind around, but we're just over halfway through our summer in the US. Some days I'm really excited to head back to Spain, but most days I'm just consumed with the here and now, with living our current reality of work and friends and family and big, blue Colorado skies. Saying good-bye to it all again doesn't feel like it will really happen, but I know that it will (of course, pending visa approval!).