Sunday, March 29, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I was modeling my shark tooth! I'm so glad we did the shark dive because it was an amazing experience. I definitely have a different feeling for sharks! We made some great memories--just another great day on the island!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Jason wanted to wash the car before we handed it off...I snuck in a few pictures of my cutie cleaning the car!
We signed the bill of sale and handed off the Dragon Car! A huge pressure has been lifted off our shoulders--it's a little stressful to know we are so close to going home and we still have a lot of stuff we need to get rid of. The car was the biggest thing on our 'for sale' list and now that it is sold, we are officially one step closer to go home.
I'm not going to lie--it is a little bittersweet. This was our first car as a married couple and now that it is gone, it is actually starting to sink in that we don't have too much longer on the island. I'm definitely excited to see what the future holds for us but the island has been our 'firsts'...our first place together, our first car, our first year of marriage, and our first LARGE sum of debt accumulation! Change is a little intimidating, but it's coming whether we are ready or not....the car was just the first step!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
They followed along with us when we were in the water-they were making sure that we were swimming the different strokes and keeping up a good pace.
After we did our laps and stations, it was time for a race and one last jump off the high dive. The students got two life saver rafts and had us sit in them and paddle ourselves to the other end.
Once we made it to the other end, I felt like my arms were going to fall off. Now I know why the students complain every Friday during swimming period!!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
After breakfast, I threw on my clothes--making sure to have green on and headed over to school. It is spirit this week at school and each day is a different thing--today was pajama day. The kids really got into pajama day but a few of them forgot to wear green! I started walking around the room and softly pinching the kids that didn't have green on. The kids looked at me like I was crazy. I tried to explain St. Patricks Day in the United States...you wear green or you get pinched but they weren't really understanding. I tried to get some of the teachers (most are from Canada) to help me explain, but they had never heard of the pinching thing either. I found this totally crazy--I thought everyone knew on St. Patricks Day you HAD to wear green. There is some sort of law or something that states on March 17th all citizens must wear green and if not then they are responsible for any bruises that are a result of a pinch from another law abiding citizen. Maybe not, but I remember laying out my clothes for school the night before because I didn't want to forget to wear green! So funny! After we explained to the kids how we celebrate St. Patricks Day, we passed out green stickers for them to wear so they could be more festive. The day was a lot of fun...I miss being a kid and celebrating special holidays. After school, I had to go to the Win-Air office to take care of some issues. We were planning on flying to Saba this weekend and when we researched tickets, this weekend was the cheapest. When I went to purchase them online--it said I had to buy one ticket at a time. I wanted two, but I figured that I would buy one and then go back in and buy another...WRONG! I bought on for the special price but when I went back in to buy the other one, the prices doubled. I started getting nervous because the only reason we were going to spend a day in Saba was because the flights were relatively cheap. I messed with it online for the longest time and eventually gave up! I just decided to go to the office--I walk in and she tells me that they only offer 4 seats at the discounted price and then the rest of the tickets will be full price. I couldn't find two tickets on any of our free days so she offered to give me my money back...the only problem is they want a $25 fee. I guess a $25 fee is better than nothing...so as of now, we are not going to Saba unless I can find two specials on a day that Jason can take off! Still crossing our fingers on the Saba trip, but as of now--we aren't going!
St. Patricks Day was great--I got to experience it with a great group of people. I also got to share some of my fun things that my class didn't know. I have to admit--it was kind of cool telling them things that I do and have done since I was young. It was very neat to see the excitement on their faces when they heard about St. Patricks Day back in the states!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
I ate some lunch with Jason and then headed out to Melinda's house to play some dominoes. It was a pretty crappy day, but it was a great day to stay inside and relax. I packed my tea (warm tea on a cold day....nothing better!) and headed out to Melinda's house. Melinda's parents are visiting the island and love playing cards and dominoes...
I must admit--I'm slightly addicted to Mexican Train dominoes and all different sorts of card games! We played dominoes, snacked on some cookie dough batter, and just relaxed....ALL AFTERNOON! Relaxing indoors and playing dominoes was a great day to spend a Sunday afternoon. Without the circumstances that were dealt today, I wouldn't have gotten to work on my dominoe skills. I think I definitely turned the lemons that were given today into a yummy lemonade!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I wish I was home so I could help her celebrate her birthday--I'll have to help her celebrate when we get home next month.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The first procedure he got to see was a C-section. He got to see his first baby be delivered--how neat! I couldn't stop smiling...seeing another life come into the world sounds very surreal, but Jason wasn't as excited as I would have liked him to be. Lets just say--we'll be waiting another few years before he'll get to experience delivery first hand. The patient was delivering her second baby via C-section so she knew what to expect. He said that he mostly stayed up by her head throughout the procedure, but seeing the doctor cut layer after layer made him realize natural birth is probably the best route. I kept wanting to hear details of the birth, but he quickly moved on to the next procedure.
The next procedure he got to see was an orthoscopic knee surgery. He found this surgery to be pretty cool. They made two small holes on either side of the knee cap, used some sort of camera, and fixed whatever was broken. I didn't find this one too exciting, but he was amazed at how small the holes could be for the doctors to get inside the body and fix the broken pieces.
The last procedure he got to see was the removal of a cyst inside a man's hand. I didn't get much information out of this surgery. He wasn't following around the surgeon, so his sight was limited. He just kept making sure the vitals were good and the amount of drugs given were the right amount to keep the patient comfortable/without pain, or unconscious. He really enjoyed being hands on.....sortof.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Saturday morning was the day that we followed the Heineken Regatta. We purchased tickets with a local company that had catamarans that went out and followed along side the race. Right when we got on the boat, a man comes up to me and says that his wife knows me...I don't recognize her?? Well--she said she reads our blog. Her and her husband are from Baltimore and she recognizes me from the pictures on the blog...woo hoo! I love blog stalkers--I told Marybeth I would give her a shout out! So here you go--Thanks for reading Marybeth!After we got out to the path of the race, the boats started the race. It was pretty amazing to see the boats turning corners with the crew sitting on the different sides to help with the turning.
Saturday was a great day--we got to be upfront with the boats participating in the Heineken regatta and then rest and relax at the beach after. We had so much fun with our friends, our family, and each other. It's times like this that is going to make the island hard to leave. Some great memories were made this past weekend!