Monday, November 23, 2009

T-Minus 8 days!

I cannot believe this year is coming to an end and I have been in Namibia for almost 11 months now! No words can accurately describe my life here. I would be a complete wreck right now if I knew it was the end, but I have another whole year of this amazing chaotic Namibian life. I will be returning to Ogongo in January to become the school's librarian and computer teacher (plus teach a little math on the side) and I cannot wait! With that said, I am now counting down the days until I come home for the holiday. In 8 days from now I will be flying into Chicago. I am going to be home from December 1st to January 4th. I will be spending that time doing everything I have been deprived of all year - eating Mexican, sushi, and ice cream, driving my car, laying on a couch (wow I forgot about couches) watching reruns, drinking Spotted Cow, walking through the aisles of Whole Foods and staring dumbfounded at the excessive Christmas shoppers.

If you care to join me for any of the above adventures, here is my tentative schedule:

December 1st - 4th Chicago
December 5th - 13th Madison/DeForest
Decmber 14th - 17th Iowa (Iowa City/Webster City)
December 18th - 25th Sparta
December 25th - 31st Madison/DeForest
December 31st - Jan. 4th Chicago

Let me know if you want to make plans during any of these times! Unfortunately I will not have a cell phone when I am back. I should have regular email access and will probably be using my parents' landlines and/or cell phones.

Here are their numbers:
Tom Manley 721-0394 or 712-7745 (cell)
Heidi Tumerman 823-7323 or 487-1316 (cell)

Can't wait to see everyone!