As I head off to Ethiopia, here is my tentative schedule of activities. I am not sure how much email/phone access I will have, so NO news is GOOD news- haha. Call Alan if you have questions about how I am doing. I will try to update my blog/email if possible. I would greatly appreciate your prayers as I head out on this adventure.

*Prayers for wisdom about future involvement in sustainable medical work in developing countries.
*Prayers for sharing my faith appropriately with team members and ethiopians.
*Prayers for Alan as he fixes up our house and goes through daily life.
*Prayers for safety and health.
*Prayers for the job situation- as I still have not heard about any that I have applied for.
*Prayers that I will grow closer to God through this experience and will become more like him.

Tentative Schedule
DATE Activity
Sat 3/14 Depart Denver 12:45 pm, Arrive in DC 6:02 pm, Depart DC at 8:30 pm
Sun 3/15 Arrive in Addis 7:30 pm
Mon 3/16 Rest day in Addis, visit museums
Tues 3/17 Clinical Day 1
Wed 3/18 Clinical Day 2 (Anniversary!)
Thurs 3/19 Clinical Day 3
Fri 3/20 Clinical Day 4
Sat 3/21 Free Day in Addis
Sun 3/22 Free Day in Addis?
Mon 3/23 Clinical Day 5
Tues 3/24 Clinical Day 6
Wed 3/25 Clinical Day 7
Thurs 3/26 Clinical Day 8
Fri 3/27 Clinical Day 9
Sat 3/28 Free Day in Addis
Sun 3/29 Free Day in Addis
Mon 3/30 Clinical Day 10? Possible dinner with Deme and Marta (from Project Mercy)
Tues 3/31 Fistula Hospital Visit, Mother Teresa home
Wed 4/1 Talk with Ministry of Health
Thurs 4/2 Leave for Yetebon at 9:30 am
Fri 4/3 Yetebon/Project Mercy
Sat 4/4 Yetebon/Project Mercy
Sun 4/5 Yetebon/Project Mercy
Mon 4/6 Yetebon/Project Mercy
Tues 4/7 Yetebon, Market in Butajira, Visit to Lakes
Wed 4/8 Yetebon/Project Mercy
Thurs 4/9 Depart Yetebon in early morning
Fri 4/10 Depart Addis at 10:15 pm
Sat 4/11 Arrive DC 7:20 am, Depart DC 10:10 am, Arrive in Denver at 12:09 pm

Link to know what time it is in Addis : http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/


China- here we come!

Alan and I are heading to China in July for a graduation trip extravaganza!!! We are going to visit our friend Megan who lives there and are traveling with our friend Sarah! We are so excited and thankful for being able to go on this exciting trip! Yay for travel and the opportunity to see a little more of the world!!!!!!!!!


One step closer...

Today I finished my last formal clinical education. This puts me one step closer to being a doctor of Physical Therapy! Yay! I am getting really eager to get out there on my own. I've applied for quite a few jobs, but need prayers that the right one will work out. One week and I will be in Ethiopia in a whole new learning environment.

Weather forcast for Addis

Here is the 10 Day Weather Forecast for Addis Ababa

Saturday- Sunny, high 77, low 58
Sunday- Mostly Sunny, high 77, low 54
Monday- Mostly Cloudy, high 78, low 54
Tuesday- Mostly Sunny, high 79, low 57
Wednesday- Mostly Sunny, high 78, low 57
Thursday- Mostly Sunny, high 78, low 57
Friday- Mostly Sunny, high 78, low 57
Saturday- Mostly Sunny, high 78, low 58
Sunday- Mostly Sunny, high 78, low 58

Wooo hoo! Talk about awesome weather!


37 Odd Things- Another silly survey...

37 Odd Things about you! If you opened this, FILL IT OUT! Learn 37 things about your friends, and let them learn 37 things about you

Send back to me and to several more friends!!

1. Do you like blue cheese? Yes

2. Have you ever smoked? No

3. Do you own a gun? No, but my husband does

4. What flavor Kool Aid was your favorite? I don't think we drank Kool Aid

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? No

6. What do you think of hot dogs? Only when eaten off a campfire or outdoor grill

7. Favorite Christmas movie? The Christmas Story

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Tea

9. Can you do push ups? about 10 without wimping out.

10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? my wedding/engagement rings

11. Did you have a steady boyfriend or girlfriend in high school? No

12. Favorite hobby? Gardening or going to coffee shops to hang out or running

12. Do you have ADD? No

13. Do you wear glasses/contacts? Yes

14. Middle name? currently Galbo, used to be Jane

15. Name your thoughts at this moment: I wish I didn't have do finish my inservice!

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? Water, Tea, milk

17. Current worry? Finishing my inservice

18. Current hate right now? When parents don't take good care of their children

19. Favorite place to be? Outside in warm weather looking at the mountains (or being in the mountains). Barnes and Noble is a close second though.

20. How do you bring in the New Year? Hanging out with good friends!

21. Where would you like to go? Everywhere, especially China this summer!

22. Name three people who will complete this? Your guess is as good as mine

23. Do you wear slippers? No, not since my husband tried to give me duck slippers to make fun of me!

24. What color shirt are you wearing? White and purple

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? No, but I like my 500 thread count cotton sheets

26. Can you whistle? yes

27. Favorite color? green

28. Would you like to be a pirate? Um, not so much

29. What songs do you sing in the shower? Whatever is on our shower radio- sometimes Christian, sometimes country, sometimes pop

30. Favorite Girl's Name? Selah

31. Favorite boy's name? Owen

32. What's in your pocket right now? Nothing

33. Last thing that made you laugh? My husband, before that a deaf child who jokingly tried to blame me for sticking gum to my clinical instructor's shoe

34. What vehicle do you drive? A Toyota Corolla and Honda CRV

35. Worst injury you've ever had? Hmmm, my 2nd degree sunburns on my hands

36. Do you love where you live? I do love it, the only thing that would make it sweeter is if I were closer to family.

37. How many TVs in your house? 1, currently unplugged and in the closet for lent