Since I'm a firm believer that I have to spend at least two hours a day to make it worth studying a language, that's what I'm doing with Arabic now. Two hours is a big chunk of time to devote to something each day when you're also homeschooling two children in high school, still learning about Mexico (even if I'm not doing Spanish) and doing all the other things I have to do (like cleaning this house). So blogging doesn't seem to be happening. It also makes me glad I didn't do this with Spanish.
I was told today by my Arabic teacher that the Levantine Arabic I speak will be understood in Riyadh. If that's the case, I'm saved.
It would be lovely if there were a way to see into the future to know if a language were worth learning.