Friday, June 15, 2007

10 days!

The countdown continues! Only 10 days until I leave. 10 days! I thought I told myself that I would start packing and organizing things two weeks before I leave.. yeah right. Like I actually did that. If my bro's wedding wasn't two days before I leave I think I would just wait until then to pack, but considering that I'll be unavailable that day, I should get a move on. I really need to learn to kick my own butt so I can get more things accomplished when I say I want them done. Well folks, I know you're holding your breath waiting for me to leave. That could be a good thing because you're excited to see pictures, or it could be bad meaning that you can't wait until I get out of here. Hey now, that's not nice. :) Since the last post, not a whole lot new has happened. I've continued to work at the country club and spend a lot of time with my family, which is always nice. My dress is almost done for the wedding, just a few more adjustments and then we'll be good to go. And now, I've gotten a little more informed about Brazil and got a small refresher on Portuguese thanks to some movies I got from the library and some of my old Portuguese books from classes I took. Man, I hope they help. Though, I'm still expecting complete confusion and astonishment when I arrive. I know I can't learn enough to fully prepare me, but I figure every bit helps. Alright fans, that's all for now.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Three weeks to go!

Well, since I've been home, I haven't had a whole lot of time to think about Brazil. Sure, I sent in for (and received, thankfully) my VISA, finished all of the paperwork and finalized many of my predeparture plans, but mainly, I've been working. Yes, I know, me?, working!? haha, I know, I know, that's all I ever do, but I like to stay busy ok? So, let me be. When I came home I right away started substitute teaching every day for the last three weeks. I taught elementary, middle, and high school kids, AND the out of school suspension and expelled students. they had me go everywhere. Many days, when I got done teaching, I would go and waitress at the country club, which I LOVE! :) I have a great time there. So, with all that money, I've successfully paid for my plane ticket already, and now I'm hoping to start paying off my bills from buying my bridesmaid dress and all the accessories and bills that go along with being in my brother's wedding. The wedding is in just under three weeks, and I leave two days after that. (I leave in exactly three weeks from today). It's really snuck up on me. I finally went shopping yesterday to get some light clothes and a bathing suit. The suit will be helpful considering I'll be near the beach!!! :D When I got my VISA on Saturday, it made things seem a lot more final. I'm really going! But, with all the excitment, I realize that I'm pretty nervous too....but more excited than anything, I think! So, here begins the three week countdown......