There are only so many books I can read. There's only so many movies and television shows that I can watch. Suggestions are always welcome.
Cooking and baking are things that make me feel normal while I'm here. I'm learning a lot about bread. I'm learning more about yeast. I'm learning how to make bread not smell or taste like yeast. This is something that bothers me a great deal. It's part of the reason why I have not made bread more at home.
The other (and more prominent) reason is that I just didn't have time. I worked a lot. When I wasn't actually at work I was doing work at home. It was quite the life.
No, it wasn't. But, it was my life. My corner of normalcy.
There are some days that I'd exchange all of this for going back home. To live the life that I knew before.
But, even that life wasn't to be. After getting married Moe and I would have been living in Miami. I know I wouldn't have liked Miami either. NOW, what I would give for Miami instead of this place.
As with most things, hindsight is 20/20. Moe and I reminisce about our old life. Most recently we talked about Miami and how miserable Moe was at that job, while we were walking on the beach. We were looking at the stars and watching a cruise boat leave the Port at St. George's. The stars here are very beautiful. Fortunately there is not a lot of light or "light pollution" which ruins the stars in bigger cities. Here, it's just pure. I do like this part about being here. I dislike it here, but I also disliked Miami. I guess it's the heat, the tropical weather, the expensive cost of living, the always feeling warm. The need for all the time air conditioning.
As I mentioned, what I would give to be able to drive, even some kind of a distance, to get to Target, Michael's, Joanne, etc., Costco, a furniture store, or even Publix. I could go for Publix over IGA any time now! Really. I miss more than two grocery store options. The fact that we have two grocery store options is probably pretty impressive, though. At least we live close enough to the ONE grocery store that is on this island that actually carries milk. I mean, the refrigerated kind, with a shorter shelf life.
Lately I feel that I've been whining an awful lot when I write in this blog. Sometimes I have a hard time not whining over things (having the problem with the shower for three weeks now is really ridiculous) but just today they fixed the washing machine. It's comforting to know that although the shower is difficult to have without the water backing up, since the drain is clearly clogged, we will have clean clothes and I don't have to consider washing them by hand. I can do a lot of things by hand, but washing clothes?! COME ON. It's bad enough that we don't have a dishwasher.
|Us last Tuesday when I went to campus for eggs and to|
meet Moe for lunch. I love this guy! :)
We have lots of school left. But, in a few months he'll be a second year medical student and when we get back to the island we'll have less than a year left, which is more than exciting! I simply cannot wait for this day to come. I'll be ready, I think. :) Even now, putting up with these crazy things, like the washer not working for weeks or the shower not working for weeks, it's okay because we get to leave on May 25th. It's also worth it because my mom is coming for a visit in about two weeks! That's super exciting. I'm also happy that we didn't have this problem last term when Moe had anatomy lab and I could barely keep his three pairs of scrubs clean! haha. When I came back in October I even brought another pair, but he had the pairs that he preferred and wanted to wear those all the time. I know the feeling so I was attempting to be respectful. I can't imagine going through these kind of plumbing issues last term with that. Now, fortunately, Moe hasn't really been even going to class which means there's less laundry. :)
Lots of school left also means that we will move at least a few more times. We probably aren't done moving on the island yet, either. Considering all of these plumbing problems, we'll probably need to move, regardless of whether we move on campus, or we move to another apartment. We deserve to be comfortable in the place that we live.