Saturday, May 14, 2011

um ano. one year.

we made it. one year down.  now, if i were a missionary it would be our hump day, but thankfully our one year mark wasn't just the halfway point. we only have 5 weeks left.  i dont know really how to sum up my thoughts of living in brasil. it was much different than i expected, good and bad. perhaps when we leave for good i'll give a more detailed thought summary of our experience here.  

since coming back in january we've  had kind of a rough go, well, trae has had a rough time.  we came back and moved into our new apartment that is soooo nice. unfortunately, everything is not so nice. pretty much since the day we came back trae has been sick. we can probably count on one hand the days that he has felt 100%.  first we thought it was the flu, then just a bad cold, then we were convinced it was an allergy to our air conditioner or something like that.  we tried sleeping with out the air on (so not fun in this climate) and trae tried to sleep in other rooms and the living room. no one was really affected except for trae.  the only place where he is okay is out in the living room and kitchen where there are lots of window.  we are now pretty much 100% convinced that trae is allergic to mold. living in a beyond humid climate you pretty much cant avoid it, but it just doesn't have an affect on anyone but him.  he has gotten 5 boils in the last month or so as a result of the allergy and infection in his body on top of nauseousness and other allergy symptoms . he has tried about every kind of allergy medicine and drops and antibiotics.  we havent slept in the same bed for well over a month now because he cant sleep in any of the rooms so he sleeps out on the couch or the hammock with out an air conditionar and averages way too little sleep each night.  certainly not ideal.  we are both SO sick of him being sick. its obviously not fun.  but we are dealing with it and are on the countdown for the return to normalcy.  bless his heart. seriously.

we didn't really do anything to celebrate one year here. well, i had 4 maple bars for breakfast, ave filled up on leftover frosting, and i took a nap until avery kissed me and said 'wake up sleeping beauty,' while trae went to see a doctor, played soccer and did seminary visits (he's our wards seminary teacher, along with 2 other callings, like i said, bless his heart).  pretty relaxing.
and that is just fine with me.

3 comments:

meag said...

seriously bless his little heart. that is a rough go. and bless yours too for eating 4 maple bars.all i can say is i am one very happy girl to be getting my sister and niece back in 5 weeks. hallelujah

Jordan & Brooke Brady said...

all i can say is i'm one happy girl to get you back in 5 weeks too! haha...love it meag. Lis...you better be moving by me! Or in close proximity to me...we need to play lots! Wyatt and Avery need to get re-aquainted. If they're going to get married....just kidding. No but seriously...

Abby Rae said...

I had heard about Trae being sick, but didn't know it was that bad and for that long! That stinks!! I can't believe it's been a year, and am so happy you guys will be back so soooooon! Yay!