Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I was walking around the village on Saturday thinking about how I was going to occupy my morning, what I do every day, when I happened to walk past the arrival/departure list. I looked at it (probably for the first time all summer) and ruined the suprise for myself that my Mom, Dad, and sister were all coming up for a suprise visit!

3 days spent with family was nice. I was sad to see them go.

I officially have a little less than three weeks left in the village. I'm not sure what is going to happen in the next three weeks but I am anticipating it going by very quickly. I know in the coming weeks I am going to spend a lot of time getting in the things I've wanted to do all summer but haven't because of being distracted by any number of things or people....or porches for that matter :).

I got my new glasses :). I'll put pictures up sometime.

I signed the cupboard in the snack bar where all the area heads sign. Diana documented as usual. I'll put up pictures as soon as I get my laptop back from a friend of mine who is using it to talk to his girlfriend every night. So...maybe sometime after I leave I'll get pictures up? It's kind of like pulling teeth to upload them onto here with the kind of internet we have available.

Yesterday afternoon I cleaned off my bookshelves and actually put my books on them. When I was cleaning them I found another container of floss!! I thought I was going to run out soon. It's the little things in life you know? I swear, I'm not trying to bore you.

Lets see, what else has happened. Oh! There was a gospel choir in the village last week from a Catholic church in Seattle. They were fantastic! Not only did they put on the best concert I've seen all summer but they also had a work party in the Snack Bar and Pool Hall and cleaned them so far beyond my expectations that I'm still thrilled everytime I go in there. Wonderful. They even cleaned the felt on the pool tables in the Pool Hall and the pool balls. Wonderful!

Last night Wanda volunteered to work in the snack bar (after my announcement, or plea for help, at dinner said "I promise you won't have to work very hard!"). She ran cash box for me. We hung out and talked about music and people and things like that. A few of my friends stopped in for a while but then went to my chalet to start a movie, Kill Bill. They were only 5 minutes in when I closed and went home to join. I guess we're watching the sequal tonight?

This morning I spoke to more people about Peace Corps and Africa and relatives that they have that did it and what they did. I also got a good friend of mine to say outloud that he would visit me. I feel like if it is said outloud it is true. I'll beleive it when I see it though.

I sent in some more applications (shorter term) for New Orleans. I also started looking on craigslist for short-term jobs there. We'll see. Worst comes to worst, if I can get my car fixed, I still drive down 101 then east toward New orleans, spend a few days, then go to Atlanta :) for a little bit. I know of someone who thinks that's a good idea. Maybe I'll just spend a while driving around visiting people around the country.....I should start making some decisions and looking at road maps.

Oh well, for now I need to focus on being really present in the village so these last few weeks don't slip out from under me.

Maybe I'll come back for a few weeks. Then again, it could just be time to go.

Can you tell I'm sort of frazzled right now with all my different options?

I just don't want to be stuck at home bored with no job.

Oh, I'm going to Bellingham too!

I'm just going to hobo around for a while. Wherever I end up, that's what I really want to do.

Please let my car be ok.


  1. It was great to visit with you Amy! I miss you a lot. love you, mom

  2. Huh, it WOULD be a good idea to stop off in Atlanta...

  3. just don't forget we want to see you too!

  4. options...options...options....I think the road trip is a cool idea...

  5. Don't worry Diana, you'll have our whole lives to see me...just not really in the next 3 years.


  6. ooo Bellingham...that sound like a great place to visit. i wonder whats up there?