Well, this time it seems I'm being dedicated. An hour or more of book study a day, and speaking Catalan at home in the evenings, Monday to Thursday. Its true I was set back when I was introduced to difficult verbs (all of them), but it seems I've conquered my blank mind. I also start every study session with two phrases. 1- I understand Catalan. 2 - I speak Catalan. And then a deep breath.