On a more upbeat note, this week I've begun to feel that I will be able to speak Spanish. I've had or been a part of several conversations where I understood almost everything and those ideas/words that I didn't understand, someone was able to explain their meaning to me in Spanish! It seems that when I'm talking to someone one-on-one I'm able to comunicate about most anything around or about us. I think Buenos Aires gave me a chance to step back and absorb what I've learned and I've been suprised at just how far I've come.
Today I did run into a bit of trouble when one of my teachers asked my the question, "What do I think God wants me to do with my life?" I realized as I started to respond to this question, that I still can't speak or comprehend opinions and intangible ideas very well. Fortunately I've just started my last section of grammar, subjunctive, which is specifically used for such things. So hopefully after my 3 last weeks of grammar class I'll be able to comunicate about anything (although I still will need some more time to practice here in Arequipa).