Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I don't really have a straight-forward answer....I just know that I want to be part of a life changing experience. Making a child, woman, or man smile--making a child feel special and important--developing friendships--encouraging education--providing support--giving hugs--are all things I would like to do....nothing too great, but all of the above have the ability to change lives!
I'm not sure when I'll be taking this life changing journey...I need to find the organization that fits with me and what I look to achieve in my time over there. I do have a few in mind, but finding a time that works with both of our schedules is going to be a challenge. The best time would be while he is taking his STEP 1 review course--but that is only 5 months away! I'm not really sure why I made a blog of this...I guess I'd like to hear what everyone thinks. Jason is a little hesitant, nervous, and concerned. He also knows that I have been talking about this for a few months and supports me 110%. If anyone has any information or personal experiences...I'd love to hear all about it!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Well about 30minutes later, Jason decided he needed to get back to school. He ate his pizza and decided he would eat the wings when he got back home. Well....1 hour turned into 2 hours. I was boiling by this point--I wanted my hotwings! I finally decided to give the restaurant a call. They said the driver was on his way and he should be at our place any minute--I was so excited! Well that hour slowly ticked away....and still no hotwings! I decided to call again--this time I wasn't so polite and explained how I already paid for my hotwings and I really wanted them with my pizza. They once again explained to me that the driver was on his way and said they were busy so they couldn't stay on the phone to discuss it.
At 9:30pm, when Jason walked in the door he knew something was wrong! At this point, I was ready to get in my car and drive to the restaurant. I don't like feeling like I am being taken advantage of--all I could picture in my head was the driver sitting in his car eating my delicious hotwings! Jason decided he would call and find out what the deal was....they again reassured us that they were on there way. About 10minutes later, there is a knock on the door! The hotwings had finally arrived--needless to say, the few extra dollars that we saved for the extra tip for the driver were not given. The driver apologized and said that he was from the restaurant in Marigot (a pretty far town from where we live) and he received a call from the other restaurant letting them know we needed an order of wings ASAP. When he left, we opened the box and noticed the wings were not hotwings....they were just regular chicken wings. There was about 8 wings and there was none of the hot sauce cooked onto the wings--no complaining though, because I had my wings. I dug in the cabinets until I found some hot sauce. The hot sauce was good on the wings--I'm not sure that I even stopped eating long enough to discover the difference. The wings probably should have been saved for the next day since it was so late (almost 10pm), but after waiting over 3 hours for the wings....there was no way that was going to happen!! Sometimes I wonder, why do things have to be so complicated?? Then I just laugh (after the wings were delivered, of course) and realize we aren't in Missouri anymore!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Here is Jason lounging with his babies!
We slept on and off all day--and when it came time for dinner we decided to continue with our great day and go out for some pizza. We got all cleaned up and went into town--the pizza was great! It might have become our new favorite. We had a very relaxing day together. It was just what we needed to get through the next 4 weeks and 4 days!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
She was full of comments and questions, but my favorite one was "How did you get that ouchie on your belly?" "Oh, this ouchie", I said as I pointed to my hole where my belly button ring used to be. "Yes, how did you get it?" "I got stuck by something and I got an ouchie"--she gave a worried look and said, "I don't have an ouchie like that on my belly and I don't want one!" She eventually went and got her towel because she wanted to lay out by me. She made sure she layed the flowers on our blankets...she wouldn't let me forget them. We took a picture of us laying on our blankets with our flowers....she wanted to lay just like me!
Hanging out at the pool today with my new little buddy, I realized how much I miss my 'little buddies' from back home. We have 22 more days until family will be coming to visit us....and having family to hang out with will make the follow days on the island a little bit easier.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
So remember this as we go into a Republican vs. Democratic battle....regardless of who voted for who, who has what sticker on their car, and what other people's personal views are THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS GOING TO MAKE HISTORY IN 2008 and we were alive to witness it!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
I got a small taste of what Jason goes through daily....and it is pretty crappy!! On the weekend before a block exam--he could put in as much as 12 to 14 hours a day in that library room. I will definitely be more willing to give back/neck rubs, be more consoling, cook better meals, and anything to show him how appreciative I am of his hard work and dedication. I can't believe he has had this routine for the past 15 months BUT the good news is he only has 5 more months to go. As for me--I'm going to stay as far away from the library as I can. I will only resort to the library in EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.