ON THE BACK BURNER

Dec. 16

My new dog sitter is a lovely woman who was born and educated in Russia . She was dismayed when I said that my mother , who so wanted ro be American, never spoke Russian to us. So she is trying to teach me a few words. So far, I mangle "good by". She is going to write it out for me so I can practice. She speaks at least 4 languages and I have trouble with one. I took Spanish in high school because we had to have a foreign language to graduate. I figured that it was the easiest one to learn. Luckily, in college 

, they changed the requirements about a foreign language and I didn't have to take one. I'm moderately OK with reading Hebrew, but mostly, I only know how to read. Coming from N.O. I should know some French,but sadly, I don't. My dog sitter,says we are lazy about learning new languages and she might be right. I think I will start by learning the metric system.I am watching the Great British Baking show series and I can't convert when they talk in grams and celsius . This is really a very lazy excuse.

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04.07 | 08:10

I read the last page first too. It’s a family curse.

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22.05 | 08:38

so glad youre here mom!

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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