Monday, January 07, 2008

...and back together again!

Being apart for two weeks was more than enough. We've vowed never to let it happen again, to the best of our abilities.

On the bright side, being in Chicago was absolutely a great time for Amy. Despite the fact that Chicago delivered its full arsenal of winter warfare, Amy survived just fine, had fun, saw so may beloved friends, and probably put a few hundred extra miles on the odometer of her parents' Saturn in the process. As Carlos frequently says, the people of Chicago would not be one among the world's greatest if it weren't for the brutal winter they endure every year.

Now that we're back together again, we've decided life is pretty good. The weather here is like Spring/Summer every day. Carlos says this may or may not be normal; he can't remember, since the last time he lived here he was a kid. We go running on the track out on the boulevard at dusk, and entertain ourselves with culinary adventures. The other day, we spent 4 hours on a mission to prepare two simple dishes - a Mediterranean salad (success thanks to some very awesome garlic vinegar we found at HEB), and the one and only Chicago Style Hot Dog (not surprisingly, a total failure without real Vienna Beef or poppy-seed buns).

Amy's job is still the bane of her existence. She is already counting down the days until June. Carlos is debating the meager class hours offered with Interlingua, and considering pursuing a different English teaching school, which would be much more serious and consequently way more salary (our income would double!!!). He interviews on Tuesday afternoon, and if they accept him, this would be a very big deal job. We'll update on how it goes and if he gets it, whether he will choose to accept (there would be some temporary sacrifices to make).

In general, life is good here, but we're looking forward to the next step, as always :).


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