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Merde…. Now what.

So our ideal house from our original search fell through. The landlord was too traumatized by previous renters’ damage to commit to renting. He backed out saying he was going to sell all of his houses.

So now we start over because our second choice was more expensive and not nearly as close to our desired room configuration.

I have no idea.

This week’s been interesting.

 I blew the drive belt on the car on Wednesday trying to go home. So, Thursday and Friday Nathan & I carpooled so I could make it to work and he could get the belt replaced. It wasn’t an expensive repair, but Nathan attempted it himself on Thursday thinking it’d be easy based on having done others before. After giving up, he had the car towed and belt replaced by a mechanic on Friday. More of an annoying inconvenience than anything.

So Friday night I sofa surfed to save what drive time I could.

Saturday I worked half a day and scurried off to performance. My dad made it down from Iowa to see the performance. It was nice to see him again. He left just a little while after the performance so he could make it home at a reasonable hour. At that point we had dinner and I went home and crashed; cuddling with kitties.

With such a crazy few days I ate poorly, and so my sleep Friday and Saturday was less spectacular than desired.

Today was a regular work Sunday, and the resident matinee movie was ELF. At this point I’m doing my best to stay awake and ignore the massive headache I have (since its probably food related I’ll just have to ride it out). Elf is sort of helping, humor always helps.

I have yet to figure out what is next, especially with the moving plan, so I’m literally just continuing “as normal”. Just doing what I’ve done for the last few months. At least in respect to physical daily activities.

At this point all of my mental effort is on mantras and other buoyancy efforts. Anything to distract myself from the likelihood  that our holidays will be yet again in a less than desirable environment. There will be no new beds, no decorations put up, no gifts, no running water, and I’ll still have to alternate between sofa surfing and long hours of driving. Not to mention still having nagging thoughts of the boy I miss so much, and I’m a wee bit concerned about finding solutions by the time I’m due to give birth. My heart is so set on having another wonderful experience like I did with Ian.

Maybe after the new year. I really would like to see improvement soon. Nathan has pointed out that despite all of the myriad challenges I’m having right now, I’m staying more buoyant than previous years, so perhaps things will begin to improve. I certainly hope so. I’ve been told several times of late that genuine hope can do wondrous things. I really do  that our lives in general and our future holidays improve.

For now I wish everyone else that you have the happy joyful holidays that you desire, this year and always.

Un exercice en Francais et en Telugu

For today’s blog:  I’m essentially utilizing my time watching our garage sale stuff,  attempting to keep my brain awake post route, by writing in the languages I’m learning.  This is to solidify for myself what I do and do  not know, whilst also demonstrating comprehension to others.  It’s an exercise I did back when I was  learning both French and Spanish in an academic setting, but this time I have no teacher to proof-read and grade my work.  If you are fluent in either language,  bear with me. In French I’m still having a terrible time remembering proper usage and placement of accents, and I’m supposedly only 33% through learning it. In Telugu I’m really still just getting started and still don’t have a full comprehension of language rules and congugations. Also,  I don’t have a Telugu keyboard,  so I’ll be using the roman transliterations as I’ve learned them. Honestly though, I’m still struggling to get all of the script consonant combinations down and  wouldn’t be able to type much if I did have the keyboard! 


En Français:

Je suis tres, tres fatigue, mais c’est une bonne jorneé aujourd’hui. Heir soir a été tres beau aussi. La lune a été grande et le nuit a été claire.

Je pense aux choses quand je suis dans la voiture. Ce nuit je pense que le garçon. Il est un beau homme. Je pense que je veux dire “Je t’aime mon amie”. Mais il est trop tôt. Je pense aux se travaillé. Je pense que il n’est pas m’appeler aux la téléphone. Je veux parler avec sa. Je veux dire “Voulez veux danser avec moi?”. Je veux a chez toi. Je veux beaucoup de choses. Je suis impatient. Je pense que il est trop lentement. Je t’aime beaucoup sa.

D’accord, donc je pense trop. Mais, quand je suis seule, je ne sais pas faire. J’aime chante, j’aime mon chat, j’aime les oiseaux, j’aime dormir. Mais, qu’elque choses dans le voiture est mal. Donc, je pense.

Tout le monde,  s’il vous plait, prends aux choses á vendre. Je ne veux pas prendre á le zone de poubelle. 

Continué a tres fatigue. Je veux beaucoup de dormir. Je veux mon chat et Nathan. Ils sont tres enjoyable. Mais, il y a dans chez moi, et je suis ici. Il est chaude, il est claire aussi. C’est d’accord.

Je voudrais un boissoin d’eau. Je boit beaucoup d’eau. 

Je ne sais pas de tout.


In Telugu:

Namaskaram, shuba dhinam. Dhanyavadhamulu. Nenu Telugu nerchunkuntunnanu. Na peru Treasa. Nenu bagunannu. Irouju thedi juin padakondu. Irouju Aadivaram. Na vadda ēdu pilli unnayi. Naku ā kukka’nte ishtam. Naku athanante ishtam. Atanu andhanga unnaru. Na kutumbam ikkada undi.
Ok, so I think that’s all my brain can handle for today.  With being tired; I know I’ve learned more words,  but I’m having trouble remembering them or basic sentences. Perhaps another day.