Friday, May 25, 2007

What's That Word

I was talking to Papa yesterday afternoon on the phone. He had just gotten done with work and after eating and taking a shower he was feeling pretty sleepy I guess. In our conversation I could tell he was really struggling to find some English words. It's expected that his English would start to head to the back burner a little when he never has to speak it except to me and the kids. But yesterday, I realized that when he is tired, it is even more hard for him to pull some less common words. The two I remember him drawing a blank on were "resume" and "customs". There were a few others, but I can't remember them now.
I started to laugh and he sheepishly told me not to laugh at him. I told him I was sorry, but it was cute the way he was trying to explain these things without actually using the words. Kind of like a guessing game. I know it was mostly due to him being tired.
Next week is my last week of work and I get Monday off because of memorial day so I only have 4 days left at my job! I can't believe it!
This weekend I have nothing planned except to go to my nephew's 5th birthday party, pack and pack and pack and then make sure to get everything ready to send with this guy who is shipping my life down to Honduras on Saturday afternoon. I am not shipping anything of huge value. But there are things going down that really feel priceless to me. I have these shadow boxes of the kid's baby items and some other little things I've collected over the years. Gosh, I would be crushed if they didn't make it. Say a little prayer that everything makes it. Thanks :)

Speaking of shipping. I actually have an address to ship to. Papa found a 3 bedroom house to rent. It is in San Pedro Sula- which is where we will be staying temporarily until we move to Copan. I was a little bummed that we would not be moving to Copan right away, but because of Papa's business, the move needed to be put on hold.

We will have to furnish the entire house including all appliances. All furniture and even pots, pans, towels, bedding...everything! And get this - it's not common in Honduras for middle class type homes to be built with closets. How am I going to hang up all my clothes? I really don't like to fold and then have everything all wrinkly. We may have to invest in a big armoire or something. I don't know what the heck we are going to do about that because Papa is worse than me when it comes to not having wrinkled clothes. He likes to be perfectly pressed.

*The going away party in June 2nd for anyone who wants to come say goodbye at French Park in Plymouth MN


Tom said...

Hello sprout, congratulations on the move. I too am interested in the Copan area.

I'll be checking in on you to see how it's going. I hope you get internet where you will live.

I read your comments on La Gringas blog all the time.

Katrina said...

hey! thats good news to hear that everything is coming along, and you are moving so soon! I would love to meet you when you move down here, even though we haven´t even been blogger friends for too long. ceiba isn´t too far from sps. keep me updated!