Just to give you a good idea exactly where I’m at, I am going back through the last few chapters of みんなの日本語 and translating sentences into Japanese. Here are the ones I am working on now:
Mr. Santos did not come to the party.
Things are expensive in Japan.
The sea around Okinawa was beautiful.
Today is my birthday.
I think it will rain tomorrow.
The prime minister said that he would go to the U.S.A. next month.
This is a cake Mr. Miller made.
That man who is over there is Mr. Miller.
I have forgotten the words I learned yesterday.
I have no time to go shopping.
When you borrow books from the library, you need a card.
Push this button and change will come out.
Does this look like fun? This is basically just a way to practice various grammar forms. I have a whole new set after I finish this one. I have also run through the vocabulary for Chapter 23 (and am reviewing the vocabulary for Chapter 22).
Later on this evening I have to do some painting around the house (an activity at which I am quite unskilled) and I will be looking for some audio to listen to so that I can get a little Japanese practice in. JapanesePod101.com to the rescue!