Sunday, 15 May 2011

Day 21 - Skyping with Kristina

Sunday, day of rest and saying good bye to departing guests.

I always find if very odd, all week you are on this regimented schedule and then they tell you to rest and relax in Sunday.  So, I had a leisurely breakfast and hung around the dining room and said a few goodbyes to some very nice people.

I decided to take advantage of having wheels and went to church today. I did manage to find a non-mormon church, though they are few and far between.                  

Today was my niece Kristina's bridal shower back at home.  I felt bad missing it, but I know I am exactly where I am suppose to be.  I set up with my other niece Tara to Skype with Kristina at the end of her shower as a surprise. Well, it worked out perfectly and it was nice seeing everyone and especially talking and seeing Kristina.  I would like to thank my brother Rob (Kristina's father) for waving a Corona in front to me, knowing all I have been drinking here is water and herbal tea (love ya Rob).

With summer approaching here, it is getting warmer, so starting this week there is a change in the schedule.  We start hiking earlier in the day to avoid the heat of the day.

We leave for the hike at 06:30...yuck

We also don't get breakfast until we return from the hike, not sure I am going to like that since I have been eating breakfast at 07:00 the last 3 weeks.  We are encouraged to take a snack to have in the morning or on the hike. I will have almonds( 12 almonds for 100 cal) and a banana.

I do not have to attend the lectures in green as I have done them all my first week, the red Gym Class I need to do.

Well, starting my last week here tomorrow, looking forward to a great week!
Ok, I was convinced to tell this story that happened to me today.
The speed limits here change very frequently between 30, 40 and 50mph.  I was also told that the police will pull you over and give you a ticket for only going over by a few mph. That being the case I was very aware of my speed and I was driving along looking for a turn off and realized I missed it so I take the next road and am going to turn around..when I see flashing lights behind me. The officer comes out and asks me if I am aware that the speed limit had changed from 30 to 40 to 50, I told him no and he said he pulled me over for impeding traffic!  He takes my driver's license for about 10 minutes and then gives me a citation for impeding traffic.  All good, means nothing, just a warning.  He told me he is required to either write a ticket or a citation whenever he pulls someone over. He also said they pull you over in case it may be a medical situation. Can't believe I got pulled over for going to slow!!


  1. It was great to see you on Skype!! We had a very fun and busy afternoon, but you were definitely missed. It sounds like you are enjoying yourself and working very hard - good for you! Would love to hear all about it when you return.
    Love, Connie

  2. Hi Janet
    it was so nice to hear feom you today. Kristina was so surprised. The shower went well except for the lousy weather. we have had so much rain and it is supposed to continue for the next 5 days. I was surprised to hear you rented a car. It probably was a nice change from the camp. I didn't know you were in Mormon country. You are right about the time flying by-I can't believe you are in your last week. I have enjoyed reading your blog and seeing the beautiful pictures. I think I will miss it. I am looking forward to seeing you and hearing more about your adventure. God Bless and enjoy your last week. Diane

  3. Too funny Janet! See you ARE the BAD Janet!! LOL!!
    Glad you could be a part of the shower. Well you are getting ready to go hiking and I am getting ready to go to work. Have a great day!

  4. Hi Janet, Welcome to your LAST week! It's a good thing you are starting at 0630 now as that will get you back in tune with the 0630 start time for work. Remember work?? the thing you do every day that generates a pay check? See you there, DM

  5. Hi Janet!
    Wow! Your last week, already! You are such an inspiration to many of us! I have really enjoyed reading your blogs! Keep up the hard work and keep challenging yourself! DO IT FOR one else! You're worth it! I am so proud of you! I'm sure you're going to miss everyone when you leave. Any new recipes and training ideas...feel free to pass them on! I can't wait to hear all about it at WW!
    God Bless and safe trip home...Keep smiling!
    Your WW friend, Vicky

  6. Well, well, naughty non-mormon girl you! Thank goodness you were never charged Janet. Your last week will be your best I can just tell. You hold nothing back and put it all on the table baby. I can't wait to see you at church!