Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Another crappy day

I'm so completely unmotiviated and depressed right now I'm not exactly sure where to start. You know, I'm not sure that I signed up for the ridiculous ups and downs of emotions that come with this whole international relocation business. Its really starting to get on my nerves.

It probably doesn't help much that I'm hung over. I really didn't drink that much last night (seriuosly mom, I didn't!) but I think the altitude along with the fact that its been a while since I have imbibed were working against me. In any case, it was a bad lapse in judgement that caused me to miss work for the first time.....I blamed it on the food or water and irritable bowels. hey, might as well take advantage of it while you can!

So why was I out you may ask? My friend Maria Yanez came to Mexico City for work (she's a Holcim chick too). Her brother works in Mexico City as well, so we met up at her hotel and went out to a pretty cool restaurant called La Valentina. Mariachi's and all. Her brother David is somewhat of a high roller, so he ordered two bottles of really expensive Tequila and we drank most of it. Not shots mind, you. No, that is not how they roll here. It was like in a teeny tiny brandy snifter, followed by a sip of sangrita (think mega heavy bloody mary in a little shot glass). I admit, it was good, although it didn't taste good coming up this morning. We stayed in her hotel room to sleep for a bit because she didn't want me driving in Mexico City at night (for good reason, I suppose). So I woke up at 5:30 and Keith and I drove back. It was really good seeing a familiar face.......and being able to talk in Spanish and English at will (she's from Ecuador). Also, she's on her way back to Ecuador for three months to take care of her ailing mother, so any prayers for her and her family would be appreciated!

OK, so, despite a fun night here are other reasons why I'm crabby/sad/depressed:

  • Thanksgiving is tomorrow. And I have to work. I didn't think it would really bother me, but it just reinforces how much I miss my family and back home. The more spam I get in my inbox about after-thanksgiving day sales makes me think about it more, and the more sad I get.
  • I don't think that I am going to get the homes that I would like. The girl emailed me today and said someone else has an offer in for $500 more a month, and I just don't think its in my budget to match it. I knew I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up!!!
  • I can't figure out how to work my damn phone voicemail. Its really starting to miff me off.
  • I don't have any friends here.
  • I want my OWN stuff in a apartment that I can call my OWN in a place where I can have my OWN wireless internet service!!!!!!!! This temporary living nonsense is Crap.

OK, I promised myself that I wouldn't cry in the stupid business center, so I guess that will be all for now.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day everyone! And please be sure to be super Thankful that you have your family close to hold in your arms!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey sister!!!!!
I miss you sooooooooooooooo much, its crazy. After my first crazy night of volleyball and cheerleading... i creid when i went to sleep, wondering why i was doing this because 2 of themost important people in my life wont be able to see me, doing those activities.
Daddy was hesitant about letting me read this, because of the "colorful language." I had to remind him that i wasnt his little pricess anymore, but his teenage Queen-in-training.
I'm really missing you and brother right now, watchin the Macy's Day parade and eating the blender sticks after mom has mixed her strawberry dessert. (YUM! betcha miss that!)
BTW, I learned how to basket toss on tuesday. they are really fun. Mom and I were amazed by the basket tosses by the All-American cheer team in the parade.
Mom says take care and all that other mother-ish stuff. We'll say a big ol' prayer for you and Keither today... hugs and kisses to you in your no pilgrim and turkey country.
luvy luvy
<3 Karli