Saturday, September 17, 2005

Learning to Love

I kind of had a rough day so I decided to post this instead of writing about it but I will give you some highlights: One of the kids stole some money from my backpack (nothing major but the principle was frustrating), someone pooped, yes pooped, in the back of my truck, I sat through a rainstorm in my truck with 5 other people, it was a long day but now it's over. I'm really not that upset about it now but as I was sitting in the truck fuming about it in the rain. As I'm writing this I'm laughing so I guess I"m completely over it. Love you guys.

Things I’ve learned to love since moving to Honduras:

1. Grapefruit – Oh my goodness, I don’t think it gets any better than a skinned grapefruit with a little bit of sugar on the top
2. Fresh Pineapple – If you would have offered me either of these fruits before I moved here I would have wrinkled up my nose and given my patented “I’m a really picky eater” speech.
3. Driving a stick shift – It’s like playing a video game J
4. No traffic laws – scary at first but lots of fun once you figure it out
5. Cold showers – okay, maybe not love, but definitely appreciate. Hot showers are so draining.
6. Lack of TV – This has been a recent and hard lesson but I’m loving the peace of not having the TV going the whole time I’m at home.
7. Meeting new people – Shy little Amber was killed by Honduras mission groups.
8. Blogging – journaling has never been my forte and this helps me keep up with my own goings on
9. Honking - It gives new meaning to expressing yourself.



Things I still need to learn to love…
1. Beans
2. Rice
3. Plain tortillas
4. Coffee
5. Waiting

3 comments:

crittermer said...

That was hilarious, Amber! Thanks for sharing. I'm sorry to hear about your bad day, but I'm so thankful that you're always willing to look on the bright side of things and find the humor in all your harrowing moments.=) Love you!

Holly said...

Amber I am glad to hear that you are finally driving that truck! And to know that you are still my good old Amber who does not like beans!

Rachel said...

I can totally understand the not so loving attitude towards the plain tortilla. I was only there for two weeks and I got sick of it! They taste a lot better with beans and rice, but they still aren't all that great. Good luck with the beans, rice, plain tortillas, coffee, and waiting!