Wednesday, September 26, 2007

La Arianita

A newish picture of me.

Greetings Family and Friends and soon to be friends,

I'm doing great! I just returned from an unexpected moon hike with my host mom, her sister, and her sister's boyfriend. It was a crazy experience. I spend part of my time mostly upset with my mom, because she's gone more than I would like. Don't get me wrong, she's a great mom, I just get bothered when she leaves for the weekend yet doesn't return until Tuesday or Wednesday. But during our crazy hike I realized tonight that she's a free spirit. She just goes with the flow, which explains her lack of time management. She is the kind of person you like having in your life because crazy things are going to happen, like you're going to end up hike through a random field to get home with only the full moon to luminate your path. I need to spend more time with free spirits as they ease mine.

This picture is from the Dia de Juventud. I was supposed to go on a hike with a bunch of kids, but ended up with just these three which was cool in the aspect that I got to get to know them better and we took a ton of fun pictures like this one. We also got caught in the rain which was bacan (cool)! I love the rain, of course, that might change in a few weeks, but as for right now... I love the rain!

I am well known around town as Arianita, Gringita, or (and this one's my favorite) La Gordita (little fat one) which is for the record a term of endearment, not one I'm particularly endeared to, but one nonetheless. I think the funny thing is Spanish isn't well known for its double letters. Where we have book, committee, and Arianna they have libro, comite, and Ariana. In fact, the other day I caught myself writing my name wrong. I corrected it, but it's funny to adapt to the culture in ways you never expected.

So I'm going to sign off now. Take care.


Rebekah said...

We sang "Trust and Obey" last Sunday. I missed you. Just thought you might like to know. :)

carolyn said...

man do we miss has been several months since i got on your blog. i will try to be much more punctual. you look great!! and all aglow with the spirit. our empty nesters met fot the first time last sunday night and you were soooo missed...we really do love you very much. learn from your house mom..bag the schedules,life is to short. all our love and hugs.carolyn and i have a new granddaughter..madison emma tompkins..2 mo old and you lots