Bonjour, mes chers lecteurs. Sorry I’m late with my SoCS. It’s not like I didn’t have time yesterday. In fact, I had the whole day to myself. So why didn’t I write?? I don’t know. Anyhow, I didn’t want to completely go the whole week without saying hello to WP people 🙂 I will say that I am studying a lot of things recently, because even though I am, shall we say, a bit past the traditional school age, I have a lot of classes! Which is not to say that I have a lot of class. Although I like to surround myself with classy people. Like all of mes chers lecteurs. 🙂
I attend 4 different French classes with the very classy Pascale Arnol . My husband will roll his eyes here and tell you that I am obsessed. Ce n’est pas une mauvaise chose, à mon avis ! I am actively studying to sit for the DELF exam, hopefully in December. It is not an easy exam, and as to why I feel the need to do this, well, primarily because “it is there.” I have some vague ideas of using my French skills for other things in the future, but at this point it’s not very concrete. In any case, the DELF seems like a good starting point, and it certainly won’t hurt me!
I also have my flute class, which requires daily practice. This is actually quite therapeutic as it is music and one can very easily get lost in music. Plus, I am encouraged by my flute teacher; he too is very classy and j’ai l’impression que je fais des progrès. Not like I’ll be performing on any grand stages, but I will have the assurance of doing my best at whatever I do.
And then there is the WP class. Well, that’s not really a class, but it is a continuing exercise in reading and writing. I am sorry that this is the one that I have been sort of neglecting. I keep having this feeling that, if only I could finish x or y, or if my house was cleaner, or if those errands were just completed, or…then I would be able to relax and write some things. I like to write. I am a very wordy person, really.
Lastly, today is Father’s Day and I can’t let this go by without telling you something about my dad. He was also a very classy person. This day is a hard day because it is the first time that I can’t call him up and hear him call me “punkin.” It is the first time that I can’t explain to him that I have sent his Father’s Day card late. (we have a family tradition of procrastination!)
Some classy things about my dad:
- He always took care of his family first.
- He loved his wife profoundly and was married for more than 60 years.
- He raised two very independent and self-sufficient kids
- He taught us to be honest and respectful like he was
- He smiled for every picture
- He had a lot of passion for his hobbies (guess I inherited that one!)
- He walked fast everywhere he went.
- He went above and beyond to take care of his patients (he was an optometrist)
- If he said he would do something, he would do it.
- He lived in such a way that he was able to say that he’d had a very good life.
I know that I will continue to learn from his examples for the rest of my life. I miss him…
This post is part of Linda G Hill’s “Stream of Consciousness Saturday” — Click and read, click and join in! Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “Press.” Find a word that starts with press-, ends with -press, or use “press” as a word all by itself. Have fun!