In seven months we are leaving for our first furlough. And I can not wait. Both Husband and I have a bad case of the Furlough-itis. Most of our conversations revolve on what we plan to do, buy and shop for while in the US. It's hard to not mentally and emotionally shut down on the present day life and ministry, but we are trying to stay alert and live in the moment.

Having said that, I am going to list the things I am most looking forward to. :-)

1. Taking my daughters to the library

2. Thrift store shopping with my sister in law

3. Black Friday shopping with my other sister in law

4. Eating at Five Guys Hamburgers in Tampa

5. Taking my daughters to a childrens museum

6. Drinking coffee and reading books at Barnes and Noble bookstore

7. Wal-Mart

8. Doing my grocery shopping online.

9. Driving an automatic car on sane roads with fairly sane drivers

10. Shopping at Trader Joe's

11. Going to Michaels and buying good quality craft supplies for my daughters. (REAL crayons that dont snap if you look at them!!)

12. Clothes shopping for myself. Soooo hard to find decent clothes here.

I realize that after a month or two of US life I will be desperatly missing the sights, sounds and smells of South America. But for now, I do enjoy the occasional day dream about Wal-mart. :-)


Betty said...

I can so understand Nr. 9!! Check out my post about that this evening.
I´m sure you´ll enjoy every minute of being in your home country!

Anonymous said...

When my husband and I go home after being out of the country for a year we easily spend three hours at WalMart--what fun it is when you've been away! Don't forget to go to Taco Bell and Olive Garden too! :)

Liz said...

Cómo traducirías furlough al castellano? año sabático? descanso?

Unknown said...

I hope while in Tampa you also get to eat authentic Mexican food at your Tio's home! We will get to see you won't we? *pouting*