Overcoming Sleep Apnea by Learning French the Hard Way



The art work posted comes from Grandma’s closet where I have stored parts of myself from high school and college. (Various media ranging from acrylics, oils, charcoal,  lithographs, screenprints, intaglios and eggshell reliefs.)

But this family portrait was a precious gift from my oldest son. He’s 17 now. New mothers know that happy, anxious, sleepy fog from having a newborn- mine has never gone away. I’m the one with glasses.
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Any medical documentation on this site is given by a highly qualified hypochondriac. Some pictures were taken in medical places. How exciting! My first blog posts and my first selfies.

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Ron and Victoria had me in stitches.

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Too much excitement in one day. In the morning I visited a French class at the local university and in the afternoon I got to pick up my CPAP machine and tubes for inhaling air into my nostrils while I sleep. (I played hooky from my job where I was hired as a Spanish speaking babysitter- something to do with keeping 30 middle school kids in a classroom until the county can locate a qualified, certified teacher- I heard they need 40-60.  Back in the day my first Spanish teacher, a Cuban immigrant who taught few grammar lessons, infused and injected a desire in us to know the language by teaching the chicken dance and telling stories of Cuba. I hold her personally responsible for my 9 year stay in Mexico. The students keep telling me Spanish is too hard-I realized I have always thought that about French.)

So I wrote Professor M. before the snow kept giving me excuses and he had given me permission months ago to visit a class so I could see if I wanted to enroll next summer. I have been listening to French CD’S and falling asleep to Vincent’s Youtube French lessons- Vincent works wonders for insomnia. But the true test will be if Vincent can lure me to sleep when I have the sensation of being smothered to death.


I asked Profesor M. if language teachers frown upon students who audit a class. He said no.
First achievement unlocked- summer French class?

Second achievement still in process- I must not die while sleeping.

Third achievement- I must make sure my daughter knows to organize an art exhibition in case I don’t make it long enough to post here. But since she is only 14 she was totally grossed out by a nude portrait.

Fourth achievement- Stop loading my life’s frustrations on my kids.




2 thoughts on “Overcoming Sleep Apnea by Learning French the Hard Way

  1. Tu sitio es muy interesante y dinámico. Me gustan mucho las imágenes, lo inesperado, y – sobre todo- ¡el humor de tu estilo! ¿Francés? Felicidades.

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