Or do I?
But beyond this BIG IDEA (in the likely event that I decide to postpone it or chuck it out the window), I´ve got a bazillion smaller projects that I´d like to try:
|I´ve finally dominated this book. |
It´s time to learn to use verbs!
Learn German--Mario had to learn German years ago, and really enjoyed it. However, it´s been years since he´s used it. No--I take that back. He yells at the dog in German. Since my kids have English and Spanish down, it´s time for them to take on another language. And wouldn´t it be so simple to do if we could speak German at home?
That means that I need some German lessons. And I´ve got a great contact for that. Now I just need to get that ball rolling!
Take flute lessons--since joining the choir, it´s floored me how much I´ve missed making music. Over the last year, I´ve been playing my flute more and more, and it´s increasingly clear that my flute abilities hit a plateau about twenty years ago and I´m not going to get any better without professional help. It´s never too late to decide that I DO want to get better at it.
Oh, my--it really solidifies my commitment to put that statement out there like that. Yikes!
Do a school survey for SaltilloExpats: I´ve had this idea in my head for over a year. In fact, I went to the American School to get information on it, with the intention of interviewing at least three other schools in town, so give potential relocators a better idea of their school options here in Saltillo. But I never got past that first interview.
So, this year, I´m going to visit more schools, and--more importantly--interview parents and students about their experiences in various schools around town. In the end, I want this to be a huge project (and translated into Spanish for those moving here from other cities in Mexico), and eventually include every school in town.
For years, I´ve been attending a Bible study at a nondenominational church (in English) across town. It´s still the highlight of my week. But, as I´m making more friends on my side of town, and those friends attend my neighborhood parish, I´d really like to start a mom´s group at my neighborhood church--either on weekday mornings or on Saturdays while the kids are in catechism. I would love to get to know better the women who I see on a daily basis. If we were to pray together, study the Bible together, that would be really meaningful, and I would really like to have more meaningful relationships with these women. I´ll be running the idea past a few of them this month!
With paying for German classes and flute lessons, it would behoove me to write a few articles or stories for magazines that might actually pay me. In the past, I´ve sent out 2 or 3 articles to one magazine each. I knew then I should have given it a better shot. This year might be the year to do it!
Both of my older children will be in elementary school this fall, so I´ll have an additional two hours every day . . . oh, the possibilities are endless! Or, they seem that way at this point.
Oh, and gee--I could clean my house more, excercize, and make healthy meals.
Nah . . .
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