Monday, July 07, 2008

Dude, espanol es mas dificil

Or, Dude, Spanish is very hard.

Hola, I'm in Guatemala. Did I mention that? Probably not. I took off the day after summer school to visit the college BFF and hubby in Indianapolis (only to realize that there are darn lot of white people in Indiana and not a darn lot of white people in Houston.) After that I made a reappearance at small group for one night and then boarded a plane to Guatemala to learn spanish for a week.

I have learned that:

A) I don't remember nearly as much as a should from college spanish (thanks in part to the aforementioned whiteness of Indiana).

B) I totally hate not being good at stuff

C) My head hurts a lot when I am frustrated and don't understand

D) I don't like not knowing I will be cold. At all.

E) Guatemala is beau-ti-ful. Gorgeous. And where we are is surrounded by mountains so I'm stinking freezing.

I'm learning a ton, have already been sick, bought some sweet scarves and LOVE that they give me coffee everywhere I go here. I'm a little bit starting to stink, but apparently we're sending laundry out tomorrow.

On Tuesday we're hiking the volcanic mountain outside of town (sweet!) and on Wednesday I head to Nicaragua to practice my spanish and hang out with church folk that my church is friends with/see if Clint can convince the friendly folks at Compassion to let me see my compassion child even though I didn't plan ahead the needed six weeks. We'll see.

Prayers for warmth and no more headaches are very welcome.

I'll write when I can.

Hasta Luego!


Jamie Hergott said...

Praying for you, friend!...

and as far as your ordinary day post yesterday...I want my damn pen back.


J said...

yay, so glad you're blogging!
i know internet will be spotty for you, but if you see this comment, know that we're praying for you and excited about your trip.

buena suerte con espanol, amiga!

please say hi to rosa emelia hernandez at chacocente for me! tell her that her madrina, j, loves her and thinks about her a ton :)

gracias y Dios le bendiga,


Anonymous said...

Yeah..Nice to hear from you...Hope you are doing well and teaching again??
May the Lord bless you....Let us know how you are doing....your goal ist is great.


katie said...

you'll probably find this quite ironic, but after a year and half in the film industry, I am actually going back to school to get my M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy! :)

Thanks for being such a kindred spirit! It'll be really fun one day if we all get together in the real world.

J said...

Hey, are you coming to PROM?
it will be so fun!
i think tyndall's wearing his red tux,
join us :)

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