I’m looking forward to going home in a couple of months, especially because it’s getting HOT here. Thank goodness we’re in Central Asia though; it’s not as hot as in the Middle East. The temp is a lot like San Antonio in June. I’ve had prickly heat for the last month… I just can’t get enough water. I’m glad though that we have water bottles stockpiled alongside the common areas all over this place. I’m also happy to be working in an air-conditioned environment. Did I mention that it’s HOT?
Home update: Babybee’s growing like a weed! Apparently, she’s quite a chatterbug at school/daycare, too. She woke up from naptime/quiet time and said “Okay, quiet time is over” just like Miss Sandra says every day. Other recent additions to her growing vocabulary: “More”, “‘allo”…which, according to her Papi (Daddy), may be a combination of Hello and Hola, but I like to say she sounds French! Her hair’s grown quite a bit since I left in January and is falling in lovely curls around her pretty face. It won’t hold the bigger barrettes yet, but the ones from Ms. Annalyn work nicely. Even when Daddy puts every single one in her hair! I’ve attached a few Skype photos…sorry about the quality.
I’m heading to the gym now. If I miss too many days at the gym, I’m not a happy camper. If I time it right, I might just catch the Australian Rules football game that seems to run in the afternoon. The gym has several different channels showing at any given time…usually a movie. Top Gun was playing once…remember the volleyball scene? There was a bunch of guys from one of the other nations playing volleyball a few days ago in the sandpit…so NOT Top Gun. Even with their shirts off (American military aren’t allowed to take their shirts off, so that’s how I knew they weren’t American). Okay, back to the gym… then there’s always at least 2 channels showing sports, usually from the UK channels. Cricket is interesting, but not an adrenaline-raiser. World Cup fever is going on right now so that’s always something interesting to watch or at least to catch the updates. Rugby or Australian Rules football… I find very interesting and different than American football. No helmets, for instance… and little bitty shorts…
Okay, to the gym! Hoo-yah!
PS: I’ve attached some repeats from the old blog as well as some new ones from home, too.