Sorry only the picture this week. When we have shortermers schedule becomes very crazy so I have not had much time to sit down and write. But just know that I am thinking about you guys and praying for you all them time. So the title of my blog.. next week I will have been living In nepal for one year. I cannot believe it. Craziness. So I was reading my sisters blog today (www.gingerbreadfam.blogspot.com) and it was hilarous. It was titled you know you are pregant and about to have a baby if….. (or something like that .. sorry if I misquoted you michelley belly .. ) so it inspired me to write this blog.
You know you have lived in Nepal one year when/if….
You see a fly in your cup of juice and instead of getting a new cup you just pick the bug out and drink anyway.
You find it very unusual if you take a shower before day four of not having had one
You are suprised when the lights turn on 🙂
You are not suprised to see four cows taking a nap in a busy intersection
You can smell the Bagmati river coming for miles away
You have a pet goat named Bagmati after the river
You walk down the street and hear precious kids cry out Jaymassee Jenn didi.
You honk your horn at more in five minutes driving your purple scooter then you ever did your whole life in america
You learn how to use sign language with your fam when you can’t understand skype well… or learn to translate their english between white noise
You are awakened every morning by the lady ringing her bell in the house that you can literally touch out your window to wake up her god
You can see a Christian from a mile away because of the contrast of God’s light versus Satan’s darkness here.
You shout mahima (glory) if there is hot water.. and you know when to time it right to approximate the right slant of the sun tot he hot water heater and how many people havce used water in the house.. hehehe
You save jars under the cabinet to be used for poop samples. and you have more then once taken a team members poop sample to the lab
Diarrhea is normal dinner table conversation
You think it’s weird to go out and not be stared at!
You sometimes dream in nepalee.. and break out in dance like you are in a Hindi film
You find it odd that you can understand a whole nother language and speak it… it’s fun when shoppkeepers don’t know you speak it and think that they can cheat you 😉
You have a scooter named the purple pleasure– a matching purple helmet and think you look especially good when you wear your purple crocs
You dream about real mayfield milk and you don’t even like to drink milk. 🙂
You sometimes feel like you are living on little house on the prarie… like when you strain your own cream to make cottage cheese
you make a chocholate cake from scratch tonight for bible study with totally made up ingridients and it actually tastes good
you have seen a pig slaughtered and eaten it for dinner and though it tasted good
you can eat faster with your hands then a fork (nepalees eat with their hands)
You know your jesus in a way like you never thought you would…
more to come this week