Thursday, July 16, 2009

July 17, 09 am a week away from Africa

Ok, so I'm trying to figure out a way to stay connected to my friends/family as I embark upon a new adventure: spending two years in South Africa and working with Peace Corps. This is my attempt at a blog, so bear with me...

I have Facebook and love Facebook, but I have friends/family that hate anything needing a log-in, so here goes. This is for you Aunt Bea.

I'm a notorious party grump but my family threw me a farewell party on Saturday. I'm such a notorious party pooper that my Aunt Kate has invited me to at least 5000 parties, of which I maybe attended two, and my former boss, Claudia McCrocklin with the Langsford Center, has actually paid me to attend a party. That's how much I don't like parties.

So, two of my favorite people on the planet, Deanna and Kim (my sister) threw this fabulous to-do and 60 of my peeps showed up to hug me goodbye. It was wonderful, it was perfect in every way, they worked their rear ends off for months, I showed up, had a great time, and now am exhausted.

The reason of the to provide an opportunity for good-byes. However, not everyone could come. In fact, a lot of people couldn't come. Now,I'm deluged with requests from family and friends wanting to see me off. I want to, but can't; there isn't any time. Ahhhhhhhh!

So, anyway, I'm packing and telling everyone, "would love to, but can't." What's a girl to do? I feel lucky, blessed, and wealthy in love, friends, family.

How's that for blogging? k

1 comment:

  1. Hi Karen - Deb Cook here. I think it is way cool that you are out there helping the world!!! I thought of you this past week, I work at the children's hospital as an RN and was elected to dispose of ALL items in our medication room after some mold was discovered in a cabinet under the sink. With each sealed box of supplies, lab tubes, needles, saline flushes not to mention the 1000's and 1000's of dollars worth of packaged medication and chemotherapy I tossed, I couldn't help thinking that children (people) in Africa could use all those medications and supplies. I certainly understand their need to be cautious - but it felt a bit overkill to me -- I have more mold in my fridge!

    Good luck and HP Bless on your adventure - I'm right there with Aunt B on the logging on thing -- Look forward to experiencing your journey through your blog! Take Care - Deb Cook