Friday, January 14, 2011

it's gonna be a mushy day when i leave

Last night I had a terrible but very realistic dream.

I dreamt that I went back to the United States.

I know, I know, not so terrible when you think about all of the positives:

no having to get a hot shower by lighting the boiler outside with a candle
no sweeping the floor constantly because there's no such thing as carpet
nobody whistling at your or makin' smoochy noises every time you walk down the street...haha
no being thousands of miles away from your family

But, in my dream, I was devastated. I just wanted to go back to Mexico, to my students, to the other teachers, to the whole dadgum place.

I cried and cried and cried at the airport. Teo (the stake prez and ILP director) gave us all of our money back and some McDonald's coupons as compensation (???). My mom came to get me at the airport and told me that she had gotten me an accounting job in Rexburg, but that I was too poor to live in the apartment I've been living in, so I moved into a super-ghetto one instead.

Sniffle. On top of all that, it was below zero when I pulled into Rexburg. I know right now it's January, but sometimes I forget.

Then I woke up in my apartment with the dusty floor, in a strange city that I've already grown to love, and breathed a sigh of relief.

I think it's safe to say that April 9th is going to be an emotional day.

The End.

p.s. i just thought of a solution: marry a mexican! what do you think, padres? at least my children would be fantastic at soccer!


Amy said...

I have to say, I love this technology stuff. I feel like your in Mexico...down the street. So glad you're taking right to it all. Soak it in Kenz.

Ging said...

I am loving it all. But you'd better come back because the Mexican you'd marry would live to dadgum far away to get you home a proper number of times to see your mother. And I don't think you should take an accounting job. McDonalds coupons as compensation would totally work on your younger siblings- wait, no maybe all of them :-)

Jen said...

OHH you are having the time of your life! I'm so glad -you deserve it. Love you!