Better luck next time

by DaniGirl on May 12, 2006 · 12 comments

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I got my French test results back.

I didn’t get the level I need. Again.

I can’t decide if I’m more disappointed or annoyed. I was pretty sure I nailed it this time, and I know I did much better than last time. Apparently just not better enough to hurdle into the next level, the level I need to get the permanent appointment.

It’s rather a new experience for me, failing something. I never actually failed a course, and while I’ve bombed a couple of tests through the years and not been successful on a handful of competitions, for the most part I get what I want.

The good news is the people that I work with are truly good people, and they are willing to support me through yet more language lessons and more testing. So stay tuned for more adventures from Unilanguage Girl!

In other news, we’re getting ready for our camping adventure this weekend (it’s absolutely pouring rain as I type this), and I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your meal and snack ideas and recipes! One of the domestic tasks I hate the most is deciding what to eat for dinner each day, and your ideas inspired me for regular meals as well as camping meals. Thanks!! For some reason, barbequing never seems like ‘real’ cooking for me, and if I can char it or grill it or burn the holy crap out of it, it’s less like work and more like fun.

And speaking of fun, you absolutely MUST head over to Helene’s blog and make yourself a SuperMom Trading Card in time for Mother’s Day. I love this idea! I started making one a couple of weeks ago and promptly forgot all about it, and I’m cutting this entry short so I have enough time to head over there beforfe I start getting organized for the trip today.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Miche May 12, 2006 at 1:22 pm

Big Bummer about the Stupid Language Test. *hugs*
Love your SuperMom Trading Card! Enjoy your camping trip… hoping for good weather, lots of R&R and good eats!
Have a Happy Mothers’ Day Dani!

2 Phantom Scribbler May 12, 2006 at 1:44 pm

Eh, I’m sorry, Dani. I’ve never been particularly good at acquiring spoken language, even when I was a kid. If I had to do it now, I’d crash and burn for sure. But you will get it the next time around!
Happy Mother’s Day, and I hope your camping trip isn’t too soggy!

3 Kris May 12, 2006 at 3:08 pm

sorry about the test. That sound incredibly annoying. I can’t wait to check out the meal and recipe ideas. I feel for you camping in the rain! Thanks for the reminder to do my Supermom trading card!!!

4 Beanie Baby May 12, 2006 at 5:49 pm

Sorry about the test.
(And thank god for english-only positions.)

5 Batman May 12, 2006 at 7:00 pm


6 jo(e) May 13, 2006 at 11:44 am

Oh, sorry about the French test.
I hope the camping adventure goes well!

7 suze May 14, 2006 at 12:45 am

i’m sorry about the test. But they say third times the charm, right? (HUG)

8 Jen May 14, 2006 at 1:32 am

Happy camping, happy mothers day and you’ll ace the test next time.

9 Marla May 14, 2006 at 1:52 am

Oh, le suck. Or is that la suck. Wait – why am I asking you?
Happy Mother’s Day, and I’m looking forward to a tale of camping that makes me glad that camping is not my bag.

10 Sue May 15, 2006 at 12:26 am

Aw, that’s a total drag about the test. Have fun with the camping thing though…

11 Purple_Kangaroo May 15, 2006 at 7:53 am

Sorry about the test . . . but glad your coworkers are being supportive.

12 twinmomplusone May 15, 2006 at 5:54 pm

bummer about the test, humbling defeat for a Leo ๐Ÿ˜‰ but I know you will rise to the challenge again

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