Well, it didn't take long for this thread to descend into darkness. I shouldn't be surprised. But I feel certain (because I'm a gosh darn optimist) that any minute now some people will come along and brighten the place up with their ambitious and exciting visions of the future!.....any minute now......2015 - MTV will be taken over by Chinese Government and will show live executions as a new reality show to replace Jersey Shore. I am being optimistic ;-)
Didn't know you were pregnant, wish you well! Year of the dragon =)I am sooo looking forward to maternity leave. I am incredibly tired of going to work. I want to do something more meaningful and what is more meaningful than raising and nurturing another human? I cannot wait for September. I asked for 12 weeks off and I find out this week what they are going to give me.
And of course I can't wait to meet my son. It's funny but the thing I keep thinking about is what he will look like. I just want to see his face and see what someone with my genes and my husband's genes looks like. I am so fascinated by this idea. It just seems so crazy!
Other things I am looking forward to are the baby shower in July and the birthing class. Two things I have never experienced before. And I actually have tickets to go see a NASCAR race this summer. Not sure if my body will be up for it, but I'm looking forward to it anyway. I hope the unborn baby's ears don't get blown out, it's so damn loud at races. I suppose the baby has already been to a few rock concerts and jam sessions and he didn't care, so I guess it will be ok. It's funny because two times I remember the baby moving around the most was when Black Sabbath was playing in the background. So maybe he'll grow up to like loud things.
Tip: The tallest Europeans live in the Netherlands and Slovenia. But you'll have a hard time learning the Dutch language as most will speak english very well, and like to do so as well. It's a complaint I often hear from the English and Americans.I will spend a few months backpacking across central and eastern Europe, in the process seeing the lands that nurtured my ancestors and falling in love with a fellow adventurer (some tall European man....probably a Dane or Swede, but hey! I'm not picky!). I'll learn his language (or maybe I'll already have started before we meet) and we'll choose some neutral location on the globe to live happily ever after. Maybe I'll teach, or write, or study art history, or work on an archaeological dig somewhere. The most important part is that we'll be happy.
obviously this is a little far-fetched....but I think there's still a chance yet of it happening.
Alas, this is what I've heard from a lot of people. Disappointing, as it hardly gives us disadvantaged mono-lingual Americans the chance to catch up, but where there's a will, there's a way! I hope that knowing German will be a solid base for learning other similar languages, especially Norwegian.Tip: The tallest Europeans live in the Netherlands and Slovenia. But you'll have a hard time learning the Dutch language as most will speak english very well, and like to do so as well. It's a complaint I often hear from the English and Americans.