The new assistant at my old school arrives today! I’m way too excited about this. I’m heading to the gare soon to pick her up and bring her back here. I just hope Canaille lets her sleep and doesn’t attack her feet all night like he does with mine… Plus I get to tell her that there’s already an apartment ready for her. I wish things had been this easy when I arrived last year!
So David & I have lived in this apartment for 3 months and we just got our oven fixed on Friday. I am so incredibly happy that I can now bake chocolate chip cookies and apple pie and caramel brownies! And maybe some healthy things once in a while… But of course, what was the first thing I baked? Fondant au chocolat.
David mentioned moving closer to Lyon in 6 months. His CDD ends by March, and I most likely won’t have a real job here anyway. I wouldn’t mind moving, but that does complicate things a bit with regards to the assistantship application. I have a feeling it’s going to be hard for me to find a lectrice position for the 2008-9 school year, so I was going to apply to be an assistant again. But I have to fill out the application this winter, before we even know where we will be in the spring, so I wouldn’t be able to specify a certain city.
I’ve actually been sticking my schedule for the past 2 weeks. I’m up to episode 12 of French in Action; I’ve done 12 chapters in Upgrade your French; and I’ve memorized the départements of 12 régions in France.
David has finally started helping me with my website. He’s recorded about 25 sections of the French I Tutorial, for anyone who’s interested in listening to his beautiful French voice. Or in learning French. Whichever.
I’m starting to baby-sit the little guy again, so I’ll be back to making 35 € a week! Woohoo!
P.S. In case you were planning on buying three flat-screen TVs at Auchan, beware that you cannot pay in cash if the total is more than 3,000 €. You know somehow had to have tried this or they wouldn’t have put up these signs: