Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Ice bound

We're iced in again today. Well, not actually. The roads are thawing and Gene has been to the bank and to feed the cows, but school was called off. We live in a mainly rural area with back roads that become treacherous during an ice storm. So today I'm just chillin'. Later, I'll put my nose to the grindstone and work on TOUCHED BY GRACE. It's started to flow pretty well and the characters are coming to life for me. I love it when that happens.

I'm also trying to learn Russian so that when the Lord opens the door, I can go to Ukraine and be able to communicate on some basic level. Ever heard anyone speak Russian with an Okie drawl? That should be interesting! Seriously, if you've ever studied a foreign language, how did it go? I'd love to hear your experiences.

1 comment:

Kelli McBride said...

I've studied French, Italian, and German, and I'm working on Classic Attic Greek. The hardest part for me in the beginning was remember the different word order. I could memorize vocabulary, conjugate verbs, and master the accent, but I struggled with putting the words in the correct order. I always wanted to use English syntax. ;-)

Of course, if you don't use the language, you lose it, so I only remember basics, but I know I could pick them up again if I wanted.

My sister has a minor in Russian Studies from East Central in Ada, so I know how challenging Russian is. But she loved it.