Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tough Adjustments :)

It’s hard to believe that we’ve only been back in Canada for just over a week. It’s been a bit of a blur! I guess it just takes a while for your soul to catch up with your body when you make a transition like we did. The time zone difference alone plays havoc with your body clock for a while. The first few days here, we were falling asleep in early evening already because our bodies were saying it was midnight, and waking up in the middle of the night because our bodies were saying it’s time to get up!

The change in cultures wasn’t very hard this time, probably because we haven’t been away that long. We don’t feel lost walking into a Wal-Mart or a grocery store like we did last time.

One of the things that moving back and forth between Burkina and Canada does for us is that it gives us a fresh appreciation for some things we used to take for granted. Like good roads, flavourful hamburgers, and privacy. Where others see consumerism, we see quality, variety, and convenience! In our first week back, we’ve already sampled good Starbucks coffee, chewed on a great Crock & Block steak, munched on a Subway sandwich, chowed down a Harveys hamburger with onion rings, and had some great home-cooked meals too. One visit to Home Depot, Wal-Mart, or Canadian Tire can achieve what would take hours or even days of searching in Burkina.

We’ve hit the movie theatres too. Well, actually it’s been Josh and I that have gone to see a couple of movies together. Guy stuff. No doubt Kathy & I will eventually go a few times too before our time here is up.

This week, Kathy & I are going away for a few days for our anniversary. Talk to you when we get back!

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