Wow, what a roller coaster ride this is! Sometimes I really comprehend things and feel so positive, like I am actually going to learn French. Other times, I feel defeated, exhausted and like I want to give up. This has been one of the hardest things I have ever done. Way harder than my master's program was! It seems like all I do is study. Last weekend was really tough, because I had studied so hard for my evaluation (nice word for test!). Well, I didn't do very well on it! When I got the graded copy back, and I looked at some of the things I wrote I couldn't believe it. And I completely left one part blank. What the heck??? Well, I guess you can blame it on stress, or maybe it's just the 59 year old brain cells! Anyway, I'm going to just keep trying. I'm also meeting with my teacher tomorrow for a one-on-one tutoring session. Hopefully that will help. Anyway, if you're out there reading this please continue to lift me up to our Father. This was His idea, so I'm completely dependent on Him for getting me through!
On a positive note, I have mastered the French grocery store, bank, bus, and post office. I'm also looking for a language partner, so keep that in your prayers too. I would love to have someone in the medical field so I can learn some of that terminology. I am making friends and have had 3 gatherings in my little apartment for meals and study partners. I have also been invited to some apartments of students for meals, games, etc. My friend Christy and I watch Downton Abbey every week on her computer. I can't seem to get it on mine. That's my one TV show a week. Oh, and I finally got a phone, so now I can talk to some of you back home! Talk again soon!