Ok, a quick update, I upgraded my software today (wooo, snow leopard) and can now run Rosetta Stone (again). I did a few refresher lessons on the units I had completed prior to my dvd player dying (I scored a respectable 89% on the Lesson Milestone). Now, I’m ready to get into the meat of the program. I counted how many lessons I still have to get through (72) and how many days until my hoped for Rosetta “graduation” (56)…at that rate I need to do 9 lessons per week, which seemed like a lot until I realized each lesson is only about a half hour long, so that’s just 4 and a half hours per week. Really not too bad when you think about it (or so I’m telling myself). That would be like taking one class in college. I’m going to set goals on my calendar to encourage myself, but I could really use all of the positive vibes I can get. Learning languages has never been my strong suit (case in point, I’ve taken Spanish classes in Middle School, High School, and College and still can’t seem to get past numbers, letters, and a few random nouns like mesa and lechuga). But like I said, trying to keep a can-do attitude. I really really really want to be conversational by the time I’m in Spain. Any encouragement would be appreciated!