"No human, nor any living thing, survives long under the eternal sky. The most beautiful women, the most learned men, even Mohammed, who heard Allah's voice, all did wither and die. All is temporary. The sky outlives everything. Even suffering." - Bowa Johar, Balti poet.

13 January 2010

Medical Hold! WhAt?!

Well I was packed up and ready to hit the road to Chicago on the 8th of January, but Peace Corps Washington D.C. called me up and said "wait!" Come to find out that whatever my dentist sent Peace Corps D.C. was what stopped me from leaving to back to Morocco. I will not get into details other than I need to get a crown (finally after 6 + months of waiting) but there might be more issues beyond that. We shall see how these next couple weeks pan out for me in the dental world. Cross your fingers for me because dentist and I do not mix well.. ek.
I hope that my host family knows that I will be back, along with my landlord. It would be bad to come back to my house to see it rented out to another person..hah. I am already missing my site and my kids, along with my good friends in Skoura . I will stay positive that things will work out. I mean it is another week or two with my family, friends, and when I return to my site, I will have one new awesome crowned tooth !
image can be found at this site :http://www.trcabc.com/resources/kids-corner/preventing-childhood-tooth-decay/

06 January 2010

'Tis The Season In Michigan!

HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL! I have been state-side for the past couple weeks celebrating Christmas with the family, New Years with my good friends up in Grand Rapids, and doing some doctor appointments and chilling at my family's house before hitting the road again to Morocco where I officially have 10 months left before I am done! crazy how time is flying by! One minute I am freaking the crap out of my parents at 1:00 am surprising them with coming home for the holidays, then I am up in Grand Rapids brining in the new year with old friends, and now I am two days away from flying to London to get back to Marrakech, Morocco.
I got to catch up with all my relatives, have lunch with
grandpa :) and buy some supplies that I know are not in Morocco.
I spent about 6 days in Grand Rapids seeing old college friends, professors, ex co-workers, and good pals while celebrating New Years Eve, one awesome drag show performance, and a memorable Billy's 80's Night there. It was refreshing to catch up and see how life is going for my friends back in Grand Rapids. Now that it is almost time to go back to Skoura I am sad and happy at the same time. I am sad because I do miss my family and friends and also living in a house with central heating, and having toilet paper in every bathroom I enter has been amazing. I feel spoiled. I am also very happy to come back because I miss my friends back in my site, fellow PCV's in Morocco, my kids, and I really want to finish up my last 10 months left in country! I am over the hump! There is a light at the end of this PC tunnel and I can finally see it. Do not get me wrong, I have LOVED my time here in Morocco and can not wait to see what these last 10 months will bring, but I am ready for the next chapter of my life to begin once I COS in November :) Inchallah.
I just wanted to end this post by saying THANK YOU to my parents for housing me, to my friends up in Grand Rapids for chilling, and special thanks to my sister, Monika. If it was not for her, I would not of been able to make it home and see all of you. She is one of the most beautiful, amazing, strong women I have ever met in my life, and I am proud to call her my sister:) LOVE YOU!