You and your family sure do a lot of globe trotting but I am so sorry one reason is because your mother is so ill. I hope she is doing better. Was your son visiting a friend in Hong Kong? Fascinating city with an ineresting history. How is the kitty with the bad eyes - did the vet give you some meds to give her? I hope you have some time now to relax, We are leaving wWed for 11 days road rip with son and gkids and we are really looking forward to that. Hope you have a few fun things planned for the rest of summer.
Oh good, hopefully this one will respond in a more timely manner. Toronto would be fun and I know your son would love for you both to come. Well I wouldn't want to live in one for more than two weeks either. Sure easier to clean than a big house though. LOL
I wish you could too :) But I know you take care of some outdoor kittehs which is so wonderful. Eeryone does their paet in different ways to help our companion animals. You and hubs pkanning any vacations this summer? I know he would hae to get started early to get all the necessary approvals/ We have one trip lined up to meet with some of his high school friends at a lake in CA for a campin reunion. We'll take the travel trailer and it shuld be fun.
Thanks for the funny Valentine's Day Card! Yeah, little guy might haz an embarrass :) Thats the way I am with Spanish - 3 years in HS - still recognize a lot of words and it is a language I would love to relearn as it really was not difficult. We volunteered at a no kill cat rescue shelter 4 days las tweek and a ton of family stuff this weekend. We will make that our regular volunteer gig but only on Mon and Thus. They never have enough volunteers so would be easy to send 4 or 5 ays there every week :)
I am sure it is parent driven at first but glad to hear the kids enjoy it after awhile. Once you can get a young one hooked, they start to enjoy the learning process. Did you study languages at some point? Aside from Japanese and English do you know any other languages? I think it is so cool to be fluent in more than one language. Geman was my first language but gradually lost it as I grew older and came to the US. It would not be hard to pick up again but I really don't have a reason to.
I think It is a difficult language to learn, more so the written with all our words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings. But then Japanese would be very difficult for me to learn. I admir you for being able to do that I am sure their parents initiated it but so wonderful that the kids love it too. Is it like an hour at a time?
Oh I love your theory of weather relativity LOL Well at least you can get some ingredients if you want to make something special. Thanks on the pc, t was taken this summer at one of our camping trips, I updae my ic every year, when I don;t have my team logo up :) DO ou currently have any English students?