Wednesday, April 11, 2007

From the Road: Las Cruces

Learning Portuguese has helped us understand more Spanish. Driving around town, I can figure out what a lot of things mean. But learning Portuguese has absolutely killed any chance we had of pronouncing Spanish correctly. What comes out is such a jumbled mess that always errs on the side of Portuguese. And being in Las Cruces we have a lot of opportunities to use Spanish words (yes, most of those words are enchilada and queso but I'm still having trouble!)

We are having a great time with Susan and Joel. Yesterday Susan and I had some good sister time (read: shopping) and Russ and Joel went hiking in the mountains. (I'm glad that our husbands share the love of adventure that we wives just don't have. We tolerate adventure, sometimes we even participate in it. We just don't live for it.)

Tomorrow we hit the road again but I'm trying not to think about it. It's really easy for me to get so caught up in what's next that I don't enjoy what's now. Hmm...I think that's true most of the time, not just on furlough. Today should be easy to enjoy: we're going to the farmer's market and to bookstores. I miss bookstores so much--it's going to be hard not to overindulge!


Karen said...

Glad you are having some good sister time. That is one thing I would miss horribly if I were to live too far away from mine. Enjoy the rest of your adventures. Hi Susan!

Court said...

Oh my, how I miss Barnes & Noble!!! ;o)

JAPierce said...

I can't believe your schedule! I am so sorry that furlough still isn't what it is supposed to be for missionaries...May I suggest airborne, it is a nice drinkable vitamin supplement that should help with the health and energy thing.

I am glad you got to see Susan! I hope you got some good books. I understand about them being tempting, just remember the weight limit on the airplane..

Patricia said...

Just hold off on the Christian books until you come see me! :) If there's any in particular you'd like to get, let me know so I can be sure to have it in stock!