Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sorting it out and other nonsensical ramblings

Things are coming together.


Yes, La Hija and I are still returning to the states on a temporary basis, but Mi Amor and I have a time line and some goals we've set out.

We also have a plan B, so we can make sure this is temporary and a few months doesn't turn into another 2 year separation.

We've also decided that I am going to go back to school to get my teaching certification. I can do most of the program online, and when it comes time for me to do my student teaching, La Hija and I will again return to the states for a semester. This will allow me to get a much higher paying teaching job down here than the one I'll have in a few months.

Local governmental elections are tomorrow, so we'll see how that goes. Interestingly enough, we had amazing water pressure during the day today, which is very unusual. We decided it was all too convenient that the day before elections we've got water galore.

Mi Amor is going to work in the morning to take advantage of having a bunch of hungry voters around, and we hope to have a little BBQ with his sister and her daughter in the afternoon. Monday he has a new employee starting. Here's hoping this one likes the work and sticks around.

Speaking of employment, the woman who cleaned our house a few weeks ago came back the other day!! I was so excited--both because she does a great job and that makes keeping it all up easier during the week, and because La Hija really enjoys playing with her daughter... not to mention that it gave me a little bit of faith in people taking advantage of the opportunities presented to them. I'm curious if she will come again this week.

Last but not least, I'm still waiting for the mangoes to ripen. I hope I get to taste at least one before I go. We've used some of them already with salt and limón, but I really want a nice, sweet mango!!


Live Simply Love Strongly said...

Doesn't it feel good to have a plan? What a great idea to get certified as a teacher! Good for you!

aighmeigh said...

LS, it feels really good to have a plan! When we were at the point where we only knew the return trip to the US had to be made, I felt a bit lost. I think we're both much more grounded and confident about the future now.

Honduras Sprout said...

My husband just said yesterday he can't wait for the mangoes to hurry up and come into season. Me either!

Having a plan does make it feel so much better. No matter what, it's not easy to be faced with these kinds of difficulties and fortunately you (and me) have the luxury of being able to retreat to the states if absolutely necessary.

aighmeigh said...

Mama Sprout, I was a bit bummed that they didn't come in before I left... Mi Amor and I joked that they'd be perfect the day after we left :)

We are very lucky that we have a way to take some of the pressure off of our families by coming back when needed. It is more valuable than once can even fathom!