Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What day is it?!

Hey everyone,
I only have a few minutes to post b/c the van is about to pick me up for our third day of activities. I wasn~t able to post on Monday because we were having internet problems and last night we didn~t get home until 12:30 am ish b/c we were at a Rotary party for a club`s anniversary. Man the Rotarians have some stamina. We were all beat since our day started around 9 am but they were still going. It´s not uncommon that we won~t get home until after 10 at night, wired but tired at the same time. Lothar jokes with me each night I return that it is time to exercise because I said I wanted to try to while I am here. But he knows from experience that we will get home late each night and not even want to think about doing anything more than just sitting. He said maybe on Sunday nights, we will have time and energy to do something.
Anyway Monday and Tuesday were truly amazing. We went to several different social programs that Rotary supports. I`ll have to write about those tonight maybe when I have more time. I am still not able to post pictures because I am on Lothar`s computer but as soon as I can have time and find wireless I will be able to. Go to Shannan~s and Crystals blog if you want to see pics. This morning we are about to go to the center of Sao Paulo to get a city tour and see the amazing views from high up. I can`t wait! Tonight we have to give our presentation to a club.
The girls and I are having such a fun time. We are constantly cutting up, imagine that right? Our Portuguese is improving every day. Lothar, who has become my Portuguese teacher, says that by the end of the month, my Portuguese will be good. They are being so wonderful to me. I have everything I need and more. By the way, the food here is amazing. Everything is so fresh and healthy.
Anyway, honestly there is just so much to say, I don`t know what to write. I am journaling every night because I just want to get it all down somehow. I never want to forget anything that we~ve done here because it is so amazing.
I was able to talk to my parents and Stephen on Monday for a few short minutes. That meant the world to me honestly. It`s funny how those few minutes can keep me going until the next time I will be able to communicate with them.
Thanks to everyone for keeping up with the blogs. I´m sorry I can´t comment back right now because they should be here any minute. I appreciate the comments though. Just know that I`m having a beyond wonderful time and can´t wait to have time to write more about all that we have been able to experience so far.
I miss you all and I hope that all is well with everyone.


Judy said...

It sounds like y'all are having a great time!! Grab rest whenever you can.

Anonymous said...

Stop. Take a deep breathe. Breathe. . . . .

Glad you're having a good time. I was really glad to know that things are going well. Be careful.

Pat L.

Anonymous said...

Nancy--It's so great hearing about the intensity of the exerience there. Packing so much in is the only way, I guess, to have the kind of immersion into the culture and life of a Rotary District that the Group Study Exchange provides. I know you and team spent a lot of time and energy preparing for this adventure, but there is just no way to anticipate how wonderful and FULL it can be! Enjoy and take care. Christy

Akeshia said...

Sounds like you're having the ultimate intense crash course to Brazil. Your host family sounds very welcoming as well.
I almost feel like I'm there with you through the blog. Keep writing and having a great time!

Anonymous said...

Yay! So good to hear you are having a great time.