Another marathon Thursday behind me. After six hours of intense Spanish conversation (Spanish class, art class, coffee with a friend) I drag home just mentally exhausted. Thankfully yesterday was better than the day before and I could remember a few more words and conjugations.
I've decided to go ahead with the Spanish blog. Although I'd planned on waiting until I was better with the Spanish, I realized that kind of thinking could delay it indefinitely. It will be good discipline and practice for me. Initially my goal is to post once or twice a week.
Over lunch yesterday we brainstormed ideas for a blog name and the hubby came up with a great one. It's a secret for now but I'll tell you all about it once the blog is launched. I'm just so happy we came up with a name so quickly! Usually a lot more angst goes into a decision like that.
Instead I'm saving my angst for WHICH BLOG HOST SHOULD I USE? (I'm not even sure that's what they're called.) Anyway I looked at typepad, wordpress, tumblr and moveable type. Ugh. I think most of them are for people who actually know something about computers. Any suggestions? I've been frustrated with blogger's limitations and thought it would be nice/fun/exciting to try something different.
I'm really serious about wanting suggestions! Can't you see the not-so-quiet desperation?!
Yesterday must have been the day for naming things quickly because we also named our "church" (which is just in the fledgling stage), for paperwork that the government requires. Centro Esperanza. Centro conveys the idea it's open to all, that everyone is welcome and esperanza (hope) is what we offer. We carefully tried to avoid using words that have negative connotations in this culture, or would identify us with those we'd rather not be identified with.
This morning I have Spanish and then hope to get some sewing done. I have material cut out for two shopping bags and fabric chosen for another couple. Waiting to see how the first two turn out before cutting up any more tela (fabric).
I forgot again to take photos in art class. I think I need to clip the camera to the outside of my bag so I'll see it and remember to use it. My chatty friend wasn't there yesterday but I had fun trying to communicate with some of the other ladies. I was sort of tucked back in a spot, unable to get out easily because of all the painting easels, so I attempted to follow and join the conversations flowing around me. These ladies are already very accomplished artists, painting amazing portraits and landscapes with oils. While I glue bits of fabric and paper to a thin piece of wood and call it art. If someone took a photo of our class they could use it in one of those exercises: "What doesn't belong in this picture?"
I'd be interested to know, what was the last thing you created? Doesn't have to be a crafty item at all...maybe a great new dish in the kitchen, or you created storage out of chaos in a closet. It can be anything -- just share where you're creativity led you recently. 'Kay?