Happy Saturday! The clouds are parting to allow for some sunshine, and I’m spending a few minutes this afternoon knitting and studying – one can do both, right?
Today it’s Korean vowels and consonants. I’ve been practicing both Korean and Spanish for 15 minutes a day on Duolingo as well!
I hope your weekend is off to a great start!
I feel like the week got off to a sluggish start, and I’m trying to make up for that with a lengthy to-do list. Today I’ve managed to get a couple of orders out the door, and complete some social media work as well. I’m knitting a new bundle of washcloths (the pic below) to get listed on Etsy this week, while occasionally watching “Boys Over Flowers”, and “The King: Eternal Monarch”, two very different KDramas I’m enjoying out of many that I have added to my Netflix queue. I’m watching enough Korean shows and music videos now that YouTube and other websites are occasionally showing me Korean advertising. 😀
I’ve been keeping up with my DuoLingo Spanish studies, which are getting slightly easier to review. I am really enjoying the newer DuoLingo format – I don’t know when they overhauled the Spanish program, but I like the graphics and the interface much better than previous years when I’ve used it. I will have to go back to see if they’ve similarly updated the Korean lessons.
I haven’t talked much about Mindset and Manifestation work that I regularly complete to keep me operating in a positive state, and working toward long-term goals. I actually have a lengthy process, utilizing affirmations and written statements, as well as some reading and meditation work I do at night. In January, I stopped doing this work, and it shows with the lack of sales and progress I had for the month. I’m ramping up my practice again, and hoping to get some fresh motivation and inspiration by attending a free training with Jack Canfield tomorrow. I’ve been happy with his free content and books, and want to feel a bit more energized around the activities I need to complete to get back on track with my goals. 🙂
There’s also exercise, re-starting to log what food I’m eating using MyFitnessPal, writing, other creative work that I want to do but have been neglecting. I have no shortage of things to work on. I need more hours in the day.
I hope you’re having a good week and making progress toward whatever goals you’ve set for yourself. Be well, and stay well.
It was a busy day – boxed up an order and got that off to the post office. Completed some business related to-do items. And I began working on some washcloths that are using up all the leftover bits of skeins.
I decided to drag out an old text book while I was working this afternoon, and see what I remember from high school Spanish. Verdict: I remember more than I thought I did, but not enough to make much sense when speaking it. 😁
I’ll be participating in the April 2019 CampNaNoWriMo
challenge again this year. Continue reading
I’ve been using both DuoLingo and online resources to relearn Spanish and this morning I finally advanced to Level 10, with my fluency hovering at 23%. For some reason, I can’t quite commit to memory the words cuÃ¡ndo (when), cuÃ¡l (which), cuÃ¡les (pl. which) or quiÃ©nes (pl. who). If I read too many practice sessions using all of these words, as well as cuÃ¡nto/cuÃ¡ntos (How much) and quÃ© (what), I start to make mistakes with all of them. So for now, lots of notes/cheat sheets.
I also notice that now I start thinking about Spanish equivalents while writing english. John and I were playing Technodefirmacraft over the weekend, in which bears attack out of nowhere, and yelling el Oso/un oso! (the bear/a bear!) became a lively joke for a short time. 🙂
Anyway, I’m happy with my Spanish progress. I’ve been learning in spurts between baking, cleaning, laundry and writing.