I’m taking a break from the York posts to say…
I am a little confused at how close we are to the Holland decision. Mr. DJ says “yes we are going” based on an email he received yesterday. But somehow that email seems a little too easy. Anti-climatic, even.
When we moved to London, it was a BIG DEAL. We were jumping through hoops because not only was this a location change, it was also a change in companies for Mr. DJ. So when the decision was handed down then, it felt like a decision.
This time it feels like someone just gave us the nod to go to summer camp or something. It feels a bit too easy.
So, worrier that I am, I am asking Mr. DJ to please verify for sure, for sure we’re approved for this move. After all, this decision is the first domino. It’s swaying, but hasn’t tumbled yet.
I’ll bump our moving chances up to 75% (maybe more, but I’m trying not to jinx things). Almost time to order that Rosetta Stone Dutch software. Maybe by end of day…
I went to a meeting at Roxi’s school yesterday about a trip she and 30+ students are taking to northern France next week. It sounds fantastic! They’ll get to go shopping at the weekend markets, do some touring, play games, and other activities. Speaking only French, of course.
I must say I am especially pleased with the immersion language courses at Roxi’s school. I am not sure Roxi could have imagined that she would be speaking French so fluently after two years. Especially after her first day at her school here, plopped into a French I class six weeks before the end of 6th grade. But she speaks so beautifully now!
And a little Jane
I am SO excited. My good friend S wants to go to Chawton (Jane Austen’s House Museum) with me next month. I cannot believe I almost let this one slip by. Mr. DJ, Roxi and I went to Bath our first summer in England. I know Austen hated it there, but I loved it. Here are the highlights from that trip:
Lunch at the Pump Room, Bath, England (ultimate girly squeal!)
Alright, more York photos next week. For now I need to do a little tidying up. Roxi has some friends coming over this afternoon before the second-to-last dance at school. Time is flying by. Only 28 more school days left.
Have a lovely weekend, everyone!
About the Author: JaPRA is an expat Texan living in Boston (by way of London by way of Houston) with her husband (Mr. DJ), their 19-year old daughter (Roxi), and their dog Trudy.