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Published: August 7th 2008
Well, I certainly did not mean to frighten anyone with my last blog. My spirit was caught in a barbed wire, but not punctured. I just wanted you all to see the other side of things, the untold story of travel that's forgotten when your destination is reached. Yes, I am homesick, I think we all are, but we aren't crying at night in our bug nets. But, for all the years I lived away from home, this is the first time I've been homesick. Four years in NJ, a study abroad, and never once missed home, but now it's different. I take it as I'm exactly where I'm meant to be, doing exactly what I am meant to be doing, that's why I miss it. And I didn't want to mention this before, and I know I'll get made fun of wicked bad for it, but I can't wait for school to start! My internal clock just knows when it's time to start setting things up and to know I have to wait a few weeks is killing me. I already have the first few days planned in my head. A wonderful little Thai craft that will allow the chlidren
Everything from the paper to the paint is made right here under this little roof, by hand
to settle in and for me to decide which direction to take them in next. Be warned, as each day passes, the school paragpraghs will grow longer. Some of you will understand, but most will not.
After 11 hours on a bus, there really isn't much else to say. We leave tomorow at 8AM for a bus ride, followed by a ferry to one of the islands. It will be nice to stay in one place for more than two days. Here are some pictures I never had time to post.
Kristin Van Gogh (It comes and goes, but my creativity is flowing again....always when I least expect it)
PS Finally, I opened my dictionary. I was quite pleased to begin reading the A's only to find out I knew most of the words, they are just words I don't normally use in my everyday conversation, so I may skip on over to my thesaurus. I'll try to incorporate my new words in my next blog. And you thought I was kidding about that vocabulary thing.
Jen and Rich--- Happy 2nd Anniversary. Sorry I'm so late. There was no internet in Pai. I even skipped
a day of showering to look for someplace, but nothing. Hope you did something fun! Seems like just yesterday PJ was throwing me around on the dance floor.
Rob, jut in case there is no internet on the islands, happy birthday. You are the best brother in law ever. Don't worry, I probably won't become Buddhist. I just found out they have no gift giving holidays.
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