Friday, May 12, 2006


Better luck next time

I got my French test results back.

I didn't get the level I need. Again.

I can't decide if I'm more disappointed or annoyed. I was pretty sure I nailed it this time, and I know I did much better than last time. Apparently just not better enough to hurdle into the next level, the level I need to get the permanent appointment.

It's rather a new experience for me, failing something. I never actually failed a course, and while I've bombed a couple of tests through the years and not been successful on a handful of competitions, for the most part I get what I want.

The good news is the people that I work with are truly good people, and they are willing to support me through yet more language lessons and more testing. So stay tuned for more adventures from Unilanguage Girl!

In other news, we're getting ready for our camping adventure this weekend (it's absolutely pouring rain as I type this), and I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your meal and snack ideas and recipes! One of the domestic tasks I hate the most is deciding what to eat for dinner each day, and your ideas inspired me for regular meals as well as camping meals. Thanks!! For some reason, barbequing never seems like 'real' cooking for me, and if I can char it or grill it or burn the holy crap out of it, it's less like work and more like fun.

And speaking of fun, you absolutely MUST head over to Helene's blog and make yourself a SuperMom Trading Card in time for Mother's Day. I love this idea! I started making one a couple of weeks ago and promptly forgot all about it, and I'm cutting this entry short so I have enough time to head over there beforfe I start getting organized for the trip today.