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Monthly Archives: November 2014
Accion de Gracias
After resigning myself to the fact that my family would be on our own for Thanksgiving, I got an email from William at the 11th hour asking if we’d join his holiday gathering. The Universe provides! I was so excited! … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Puerto Rico, rincon, Thanksgiving 3 Comments
Parallelogram: Thanks Giving Away
\One experience explored from two points-of-view\ \\ Lisa\Montreal This is your first Thanksgiving away from Madison. If you were still there, how would you celebrate? Unless we were invited to someone else’s Thanksgiving, we would not celebrate on our own. … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged ex-pat, holidays, in-laws, Madison, Mayaguez, Montreal, relocation, Thanksgiving 2 Comments
3 months aqui
According to Dr. Karp babies have a “4th trimester” after being born. A time when they acclimate to the world. It feels like we’ve just finished our “4th trimester” as a family. This week marks our three month anniversary of … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged adjusting, kids, moving abroad, Puerto Rico Leave a comment
Oddities and Amusings
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Parallelogram: English as a Second Language, UPDATE!
\One experience explored from two points-of-view\ \\ Laura\Mayaguez What have you been doing to practice your new language since you moved? Listening to Pimsler audios but that didn’t usually work very well with screaming kids in the background. I have … Continue reading
19 guys and 2 girls are in a bar…
My Mom was in town for a bit and Trevor and I took the opportunity to have a date. An actual date! I miss the Opus Lounge in Madison something fierce. It was our favorite place to go for frou-frou … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Isola, martini bar, Mayaguez Leave a comment
My life coach from many years ago taught me that to lead a balanced life we need to nurture different key aspects of ourselves in our environments: belonging, purpose, respect, security and acceptance. Trevor and I had a chance to … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged class, dance, Lindy Hop, Puerto Rico, San German Leave a comment
Everyone knows you plant seedlings for your veggie garden in early spring. You gotta keep in mind things like frost and freak snow falls in May. Oh to be a northerner! We had no idea if we could start a … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged garden, Puerto Rico, winter 2 Comments
Puerto Rican Spanish 101
My spanish studies didn’t equip me with the colloquialisms of Puerto Rican Spanish . I learned Spanish in high school from a Cuban. My kid’s babysitters were Mexican and Columbian. I traveled to Spain four times and practiced my Spanish … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Puerto Rican Spanish 3 Comments
Halloween – no mani
The Halloween hype lived up to my expectations. There was a wonderful mood in the neighborhood as everyone prepared for Halloween trick or treating. Decorations popped up the afternoon of the 31st (and were taken down on Nov 1!) Our … Continue reading
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