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About November 11th, 2011

Go hug a veteran today! 10:07 am
If you get the chance. They deserve all the love and respect we can give 'em.

Dinner went well last night. LOVE mesquite-grilled steaks. So does the hubby. :wink:

We've watched 2 Shalom Sesame episodes so far - I like them. I like them so much I've actually PUT them on our lesson plans. :grin: That way, I KNOW we won't skip them - they're there, in black and white. :nods:

SG is picking up the kids "big" gifts - new bicycles. We're going with mountain bikes, so that they can ride them on the roads *and* cross-country (we live in a very rural area). He's going to get me one, too, so that I can ride with them. The 10-speeds my Dad gave us are going to the recycle center - they will cost more to refurbish than we'll spend on the new ones. :sigh:

Glasses are supposed to be in today, but I'm not counting on it. IF they are, we'll go pick them up tomorrow or Sunday (we have to be out Sunday anyway, so....probably then.) I kinda doubt it though - they told SG that they were "being overnighted today"....meaning yesterday...after *I* was told that they'd be overnighted TUESDAY. So...yeah. NOT impressed with LensCrafters right now.

Gotta run to the bank......

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Hey guys!! 10:07 am
I was trolling iTunes a few minutes ago...found a BUNCH of FREE Hebrew podcasts! Search "Learn Hebrew Pod" - there's 60 lessons; I'm listening to the first one now, and it's good. You hear a complete Hebrew conversation; then the narrator comes on and translates as they speak, then again, then the 2 speakers speak it SLOWLY and the other translates. Then they break it down and actually define the words - and give both the masculine and feminine of the words.

It's a good way to get the sound into your head - it's modern Hebrew, but that's OK. And, did I mention they're FREE???? :lol:

I'll keep trolling...but this is great!!! (I am assuming everyone has iTunes, or a way to play the files....iTunes is free, and works on any computer. I'll be transferring these over to the MacBook and the iPad soon, so we can listen to them anywhere.

ETA OK...so it's not as great as I thought. Lesson 1 is complete, Lesson 2 is NOT. They want you to go to the website and sign up...only, they're EXPENSIVE. 1 year is $99. You can sign up for the first 5 lessons for $15...but it's only good for 4 months. :grrrrr:

Still.....you can get a basic idea from this...but I'm NOT happy with them. :sigh:

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