Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Alive and Kickin'!

The other day I realized that it has been QUITE a while since I updated this thing, so I figured it might be about time to get on that!!  Being that I’m on “Fall Break” right now, might as well, right?  J

Hmmm, where do I start?  Well, first things first… it’s hard to believe that I’ve been here for over 2 months already, seriously, where does time go???  As the days go by it really is feeling more and more like “home” (whatever that’s supposed to feel like) and I’m feeling more comfortable with the “North American culture.”  
There are still so many times that I do miss the “Guatemalan culture,” but I get the feeling that’s how it’ll always be!  I guess I’ll break my life down into a few main sections to explain what all is happening…

School is WELL underway; in fact, I’m ½ way through the semester already!!  I mean, seriously, where is time going?!?!  Overall things are going really well.  I’m enjoying my classes and being challenged by the work and the other opportunities that are arising with it.  My main projects are memorizing all the muscles (not quite all, but a lot of them!!) and understanding the different parts of the body (bones, cells, muscles, muscle cells, etc.).  We just finished learning the bones… lots of bones!  I’m also working on a speech about Brittle bones disease for speech class, and a sociological study of orphan children in sociology.  Always something to stay busy with!! 
Bone studying!

Anatomy is quite "humerus"!!  ;)

Logan is running like a champ, getting me where I need to go with only minor complaints.  In fact, he even found a girlfriend… Porcha.  J
Logan and his girl.  

I had the opportunity to do some puppy-sitting the other weekend, so I finally got some “big dog” time in!  I also had two other smaller dogs to play with, which was fun.



Oh, and there’s Bentley…  J

“Other Activities”:
15 year Class Reunion-  I got to help with a 15 year class reunion at a friend’s house a week or so ago, it was fun!  Lots of “little” things to be staying on top of, but that’s what I like!  Other than the rain that decided to come, things went really well and I think everyone had a good time!

Campfire-  The church that we attended before moving to Guate has a campfire every year, and this year was no exception.  So, I was actually able to go to the campfire this year and reconnect with lots of friends and just catch up a little.  Again, it decided to rain, but it didn’t make too much difference!

Applesauce-  One of my favorite activities of this time of year is making applesauce, so when a friend asked if I’d like to help her make some, I couldn’t say no!!  We did 5 boxes of apples in about 4 hours… not too bad for 2 people!!!! 

Luck:  I’ve been on a 4-leaf clover spree lately, found 4 of them in 2 days!  No, I don’t walk around with my eyes on the ground, they seriously just “pop out” at me!! 

There you go, the majority of my life condensed down into fewer than 600 words.  In general, I’d say life is going really well and I’m enjoying being here in the States.  Don’t get me wrong, I still miss my family, my dog (Oso, not Max…), and Guate, but I’m also content here for right now.  Thank you for your continued words of encouragement and prayers!!!!  
I got a chicken!!!  Not!!

Another beautiful sunrise