October 26, 2009

Protein Drink

A funny blurb from this weekend.

My husband and I were at my mom's house while she was cleaning out the cabinets. She found a brand new tub of protein powder. Asking my dad like always if was ever going to use it, he immediately claimed that he wanted to start taking it. As my mom and I rolled our eyes, my dad looked at my husband. "You want to start taking it together," he asked. My husband answered in an unexpected way asking "Does it make you fart?" As so not funny as that may sound to you, you must know that my husband didn't speak a word of English a year and a half ago. He's not taking classes either, he just listens to me when I speak. But seeing as how we speak to each other in Spanish, he doesn't get too much practice.
So when my non-English speaking husband asks in perfect English if the protein powder will make him fart, it's pretty funny!

Monday Again

Grumble, grumble! It's Monday again.
How is that possible? It seems like it was just Monday.
Bills to pay, loads of laundry [again, somehow], prep for moving...
I'm not currently working so I guess I can't grumble too much.
But a whole week has gone by and I'm still sick.
I don't think these meds are working. I've been drinking herbal tea and as of yesterday I've been gargling. Only with Listerine though.
Does anyone know of easy remedies?
I've heard of gargling salt water or warm orange juice.
Numbing spray; although I don't know how that would heal me.

October 25, 2009

Horse Pills

Ugh! Being sick is never fun!
I've been sick for six days now and on meds for five of them.
I'm not horribly ill, don't worry it's not swine flu!
It's just been this awful sore throat. No cough, runny nose... nothing.
Just me and my achy throat.
What's almost worse are the meds.
I remember as a little girl having to take awful tasting medicine and looking forward to the day when I could take something that didn't taste so gross.
Let me tell you, the medicine I'm taking now is one of the most disgusting things ever.
As most of you don't know, I live in Mexico. (My husband is from here).
And unlike the states, the don't coat their pills. So as you can imagine, the pill starts to dissolve as soon as it enters your mouth. Even before you have time to pick up the giant glass of water that you're going to need! Oh and by looking at the size of them, you'd think they were meant for horses.
Woof! It's awful.
The first few days of taking the pills, my husband kept making sure that I had taken them, knowing that I hated to take them.

So yeah. I live in Mexico, and will until this winter. We have been waiting for my husband's papers; they still haven't come but prayerfully they will.
I am going back to finish college. (I took a year off). And so in December, I'll be moving back and I hope he's with me. I can't imagine living alone! Especially in two different countries.
But like I said, we're hoping he'll have his papers.

So, if you have the time, shoot up a little prayer for us!

October 20, 2009

Not Knowing

Something struck me today, thinking about my husband's paperwork.
Even though been it's difficult waiting, I have this peace. A peace that fills my thinking so I won't worry.
At the beginning of this long process, I prayed to be strengthened but through peace. I didn't want to be freaking out all the time about the timing and the fact that my life is pretty much in the air until the papers land. Thankfully my prayers were answered and I have been more in peace these past few weeks than I could have ever hoped for.
What's funny, is that people around me are the complete opposite.
While visiting my hometown, it was something I heard at least once from everyone. The same from everyone too. They went on about the government and their system. About how 'they couldn't believe that it was so difficult for the people who wanted things done legally but so easy for the illegals to live there.' Even though most of it was true, I just wanted to turn around and leave when most people opened their mouths. More complaints were shot out verbally than I alone have had mentally. In my mind it seemed so childish for the others to complain about something so personal to me; I just made me think a lot.
Yes, it is hard not knowing when. There are so many things that can't be planned, so many "unknowns." If any of you know me personally, you would understand how difficult this would have been for me. I prefer everything in my life planned out, with detail and color. I don't like surprises and I usually need to know what's happening next. For now, everything is cloudy and I'm not sure what to do. But I have learned that He does know and that He sees what's coming up next. I've learned that He just wants me to trust Him to make everything alright.
Thankfully God has given me the patience and His amazing peace so that I can go through each day thanking Him. That's all.



October 6, 2009

Thankfully Time Flies

Last month my grandmother had surgery. It went well but was followed by sickness. There was a second surgery that was supposed to happen at the beginning of October but, because of the sickness afterwards, my grandmother cancelled. Before we knew it was canceled, my family booked flights to go see her. With her sick and in the hospital, she would need additional care and so would my grandpa. Even after we heard the news of the cancellation, we just figured that the surprise (we had no intention of telling them) would help her with the healing process.
Well the beginning of October came and off we went to visit.
Thankfully the few people who knew that we would be coming didn't spill the beans this time and we were able to surprise a handful of people! A good friend of the family and her entire family were shocked to see me. My grandparents were the most shocked out of anyone. Well, they were the only ones to cry...
It's great knowing that there are still a few people who value us and enjoy seeing our faces when we visit.

Unfortunately, my husband isn't able to cross into the U.S. yet. We are set in crossing the "right" and legal way, so we must hold our horses! But let me tell you, it was more difficult than I imagined to leave him home alone.
When I made plans to come, I didn't think to much about it. I prayed and I knew that it might be the last time that I would see some of my family for a long while, so I just trusted and booked the flight. Having to be apart from my husband didn't cross my mind as "going to be difficult" because I knew he'd be waiting for me and that the trip was just over a week. But it has! It's been rough sleeping without him and even having to share a bed with my sister again! Eating with a bunch of familiar faces, just not his. Things like that, make me miss him that much more! I know that people say it's because we're newlyweds and that I'll think differently in the future. But I hope I never do. I love waking up to his face. I love that we pray together at night before we doze off. I love to try to impress him with my cooking. It's something I never want to be without! Him.