Well, my first formal french evaluation is on Thursday. I met with my learning consultant on Friday and discussed the pending doom. To be honest, the consultant had really positive things to say. First she was really proud of me for overcoming the road blocks I had put up. She says she is wowed at the progress I have made in the last three weeks. That was the good news. The bad news was that I definitely am not at the 2-2 I should be at on Thursday.

I asked what that meant. AID we be alerted that I am running behind, but she says I shouldn't be concerned as everyone is behind in the French department. I have concluded that is highly possible that FSI's learning and teaching technique is not for me. I might ask the head of our language at program to switch me to one on one training. I really need more speaking and one on one reading assistance. But who knows, maybe I will shock everyone at the evaluation.

Andrew is doing well. We are looking into private language tutoring he could do for Thai. It really would be somewhat convenient if one of us could speak Thai. I know other DLI's heading to Thailand have spouses in language training. Unfortunately, AID only funds the full time fast track training course, and Andrew needs to work full time.

Last weekend started cleaning and purging a lot of the junk out of the house. There is still a lot of work to do and we will start seriously going through things in March.

One real down side to the FS lifestyle became apparent when I realized that was totally impossible to make it to my friend Marcy's wedding. Marcy has been real supportive the past couple of years and has always been around to chat with. So its a real downer that we won't be able to be there for them. But I am doing my best to make up for it. Bridalpolooza this weekend! :)


  1. What a shame about Marcy's wedding! I assume that means they set a date? At least you know she understands. And good luck with the eval!


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