The main thing I've been doing is improving my Spanish. To that end I've spent 35 weeks since retiring at the end of 2000 in Spanish-speaking countries on my own studying and travelling around. Not all at once, unfortunately, which is what it would take to get totally fluent, but in bits of 2, 3 or 4 weeks at a time. I spent an additional nine weeks over several trips with DW doing more touristy things.I went back to school six months after retiring and got a B.A. in Spanish. I did a medical interpretation program and currently do volunteer interpreting at a clinic that serves poor patients. I'm taking a private Spanish lit class. I belong to an intercultural exchange group that connects Oregon with Costa Rica. I've been down for two different months with that program and I am preparing to head down in February to teach English for two weeks while being hosted by local families, some of whom I know from previous experiences with the group. We've also hosted a Costa Rican couple in our home, as well as an individual artist when they did an artist exchange. I really need to watch more Univisión and Telemundo for the listening practice but so far haven't managed to do so. I can't do it in the evening (DW doesn't speak Spanish) and it doesn't seem right to watch TV in the daytime.I also volunteer on the selection committee of one of the Habitat for Humanity chapters around here. Other than that, I spend a lot of time reading online and doing some posting. Excercise consists of walks (I loved to run but it started messing with my back 20 years ago) and do a little weight lifting at home -- not very time-consuming. --fleg
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