The boys bought me some dwarf sunflower seeds for Valentine's Day. We planted them in a pot with some potting soil in May and have been watching them grow ever since. The first one started to bloom a few days ago. The others are not far behind.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
In February 2009, when I found out I had been selected for my current job in Germany, I got some German instructional CDs from the public library in Maryland and started listening to them in the car as I was driving to and from work. Over the next few months, I listened to 100+ hours of German CDs and I felt like I learned a lot. Since coming to Germany, I have taken several German classes offered at the local Army base but I want to start again with listening to German instruction in the car. Of course, I can always just turn on the radio. That has been the biggest reason I haven't really pursued other options. The problem with the radio is that it hasn't really helped me develop vocabulary. I can definitely understand some of what is being discussed in these radio conversations but when I miss something, there is no way to go back and read what was said or look things up in a dictionary. So I have been wanting to try something else.