Thursday, January 24, 2008

States Side Again...

For those of you who still briefly glance at my blog, I wanted to let you know I have not forgotten about you or my blog. Being back in the states, I have had a hard time getting enough drive to post a blog update. Mostly because I feel like i don't have much to report on. There is the usual readjustment issues, but it's hard to describe what I am feeling and going through emotionally to someone who has not lived overseas for more than a year... so I won't try. Things are good.

I am enjoying doing not a whole heck of a lot. My favorite thing to do right now is curl up in a my mom's blanket (only hers, mine aren't soft enough) on my parents leather couch, next to the wood stove and watch a few movies. Not that this is all I have been doing. I went to a Seahawks Playoff Game with my brother (who has season tickets), went dancing and watched the sad excuse of a fireworks show in downtown Seattle on New Years Eve, spent some time in Portland visiting my cousin, FINALLY finished my malaria meds and all medication even remotely related to malaria, have been in and out of doctors appointments, met with a few NGOs, got back into rock climbing and trail biking again... AND am planning a trip to DC end of February for a Career Fair, and am planning a trip to Norway and Scandinavia with my parents in May.

The biggest part of being back is getting caught up again with friends. I have been driving around all of Washington and Oregon visiting people. It's not bad since I missed driving and the freedom to go where I want when I want to and not have to rely on buses that may or may not be coming that day.

Until then, if I haven't had the chance to meet up with you now that i am back, give me a call. I have nothing but time on my hands right now. I am a bit tired of driving everywhere and am starting to think I want people to come visit me... we'll see how well that one goes down. Until next time, I thought i would post a few pictures of what I have been up to. Enjoy.

A light speckling of snow at my parents house on Christmas Day.

In Mercer Arena getting ready for the fireworks display and freezing my butt off. I went with Aaron, an old friend from High school who was back in town for awhile.

A sampling of the fireworks display... when they were actually working.

Looking down on the field from my brother's season tickets seats. This was the playoff game we won, Washington vs Seahawks. Side Note: Seahawks fans are insane... in a good way.

A VERY cold me at the game. I have about 8 layers on including my dad's 10 sizes too big waterproof jacket.