Leaving on a Jet Plane
Here's a real time photo of me right now, getting in some last minutes of work as we're surrounded by packers:
It's been a busy couple of days. Most of this stuff isn't ours, but my in-laws are also in the process of moving, so there's a lot of chaos.
I had been hoping to write a nice little reflection of the last two years here in Amman, Jordan, but now with the sounds of tape and cardboard in my ears, and nervous excitement in my heart, I'm not sure what I'll be able to get out.
The next months I'm sure will prove to be full of excitement as we try and adjust back to life in America. In the two years we've been here in Jordan, I have not actually left the desert or Arab culture. We've traveled, but only within the region. And you'd have to go back 5 years to find the time I was last in America.
When I was younger I would generally spend the months before our return to the States thinking about the different kinds of food I would eat. Now the world is a different place and most big cities will have a large enough international population that you can find whatever food you want. Even here in Amman. So the things I'm most excited for are as follows:
- Wearing shorts outside.
- Walking around the neighborhood without mountain climbing, navigating broken/irregular/missing sidewalks, and dodging cars.
- Plugging things into the wall easily and without stress.
I guess one food item still made the list. Feel free to leave your favorite recipes for cooking with bacon (or really any kind of pork) in the comments. I'm going to be eating a lot of it.
Here are the things I'm thinking I'll miss the most about Amman. We'll see if I get it right.
Tomorrow we wake up in England!
I love digital scrapbooking. I also love to read and bake cookies. Especially while drinking tea. I've lived around the world, and love to travel, which is usually the theme of most of my scrapping projects.