In all my efforts around the house to do some necessary Spring cleaning, I’ve somehow overlooked my blog. Well, fear no more! The dust and cob webs have been swept away from my dreary, abandoned journal and a new post has been presented for your reading pleasure!
I’ve been doing an okay job staying in touch with my USA friends but a terrible job communicating with friends abroad. And this is all due to my 3 months in the US. Yes folks- three. It’s indeed a long time to be on an unscheduled vacation, but I’ve been making the most out of it.
So, you might be wondering, ‘What the heck have you been doing for the past three months?’
Well, just about everything imaginable!
Since coming home in February I’ve had many snow adventures- most involving a shovel and two or three winter jackets layered with an equal number of sweaters. I’ve consumed an entire tin of hot chocolate, read another 10 books, made quilts with my mom and friends, baked zillions of cookies, mowed the lawn, planted a garden, installed a toilet, painted a house, stripped a deck, cut down trees, built and painted a shelf, tore out a different shelf, ate TONS of Missy’s pie, experienced general anesthesia for the first time, took some road trips, knitted slippers, hats and blankets, visited and spoke at churches across three states, two words: China Buffet, went bird watching in my backyard, performed in my sister’s final school band concert, created hand-made graduation invitations, went to Waypost twice (crosswayscamps.org/Waypost.htm), and drank roughly a zillion oodles worth of REAL coffee. *sigh*
I’m sure there’s more to add, but I don’t want to risk boring you with my list of hyper-productiveness.
It’s been really good to see family members and old friends, and I fill all my ‘in-between’ time with projects to keep my mind busy. So long as I’m busy, I’m not wallowing in frustration in regards to the uber-long visa renewal process. If any of my kids are reading this, please know that I miss you all dearly and I’m hoping to get back soon! To all my friends and family in the US, thank you for your continued prayers for my health and my visa. I have loved spending time with you and exchanging stories, and I know that you’ll be both happy and sad to see me go.