So I have 2 days of NaBLoPoMo left. I almost just blew it. That would be like running a marathon and pulling out at mile 26 when there is just a downhill .2 left to go.
I had a great post planned for today, but that was before a bottle of Prosecco, a visit to the Russian Art museum, a bottle of Dogajalo, a fabulous dinner with dessert, all enjoyed with two of our dearest friends. So, “needlesstosay”, that will have to wait till tomorrow.
The post I had planned for today involved the few Amharic words I learned from a co-worker. She was so excited to hear from another co-worker (both are Ethiopian) that we are adopting from their beautiful country. This whole exchange happened in Amharic and I tried very hard to figure out what they were talking about but since the only word I can recognize is thank you, I had to be brought up to speed after the conversation, reaction, clarification, occurred. All I can add is that I adore the Ethiopian culture and customs. When I told my one co-worker that we were adopting a few months back she has embraced me with open arms, that was repeated with another co-worker today. I am not saying all Ethiopian people are this way, of course, but generally I have felt only gratitude and pride in return for my news.
So, I managed to find some Amharic classes and can hopefully soon be participating in these conversations rather than being brought up to speed. The classes are unfortunately offered on Friday nights and Saturday mornings, so I will have to give up a little fun in exchange for another kind.
Don’t even say it – I know it is on the tip of your tongue – I will not turn into a mother with this regiment as my preparation. (clarification – that is the loss of fun time on Friday & Saturday, not the copious amounts of alcohol I consumed this evening. Although, if I have to choose…..)