Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Home Sweet Home

13 days until D-Day.
That's a terrible name for it.... I should come up with something a little more clever than that. I'll work on it...
Anyway, I'm back in Grand Forks, North Dakota, my hometown. I grew up here, all the way through the end of freshman year of college. Needless to say I was happy to move out of here and move to Moorhead/Fargo.
And now I'm back.
Granted it's only for 2 weeks but still.
However, I am glad that I get to be home and hang out with my family for a while. As I right this, my 11 year old sister is asleep in a twin bed that we are apparently sharing even though her own bed is five feet away from this mattress on the floor where I currently lay.
I checked out of my apartment today at noon. It was a very surreal experience. That was my first real place away from home. I did live in the dorms at UND, but I don't really count that. But checking out of that apartment is making everything seem even more real.
Best friend Lauren is coming to town tomorrow to stay with me for a couple days. I'm very excited about that one.
I got a sweeeeet new computer. I'm in love with it.
That's all for now; sister is talking in her sleep and I should probably go to bed, too. (Yes, it is only 9:53 pm, but that's how we swing it in this house.)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Send Me Letters and Such

Miranda Mozinski - M24
Corpul Pacii Moldova
Str. G Ureche 12
2001 Chisinau
Republica Moldova

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

It's All Real Now (Jessi Spano Meltdown)

A couple days ago I got an email from the Peace Corps about staging. I think staging is pretty much a day for us all to get to know each other and sign some papers, and then head out for the adventure to begin...

June 8 - 11:00 am. Leave GF. Grandma already decided she's not coming. Too many tears.
- 12:12 pm. Arrive in Minneapolis. Run to next gate.
- 12:55 pm. Leave Minneapolis.
- 4:30 pm. Arrive in Philadelphia, PA for staging.
*At this point, I am going to a certain point to meet fellow Peace Corps people while holding a sweet sign.
*Dance party follows later that night in hotel room of fellow Peace Corps guy. Woot!
June 9 - 12:00 pm staging starts. Oh my. It's real.
June 10 - 6:00 am check out of hotel
- 4:30 pm Flight leaves for Moldova

I graduate in 3 days and I don't have time for ANYTHING.
Remember the episode of Saved By the Bell when Jessi becomes addicted to caffeine pills and has a major freak out.
"There's no time!!! There's never enough time! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm... so..... scared!!!"
That is me at this current point in time, minus the caffeine pills.
There is sooooo much to do and not enough time to do it all. I have to PACK and GRADUATE and MOVE and LEARN ROMANIAN!!!!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

2nd to Worst Vet Visit Ever

I took my cat Bauer to the vet yesterday for her yearly checkup. Overall she's doing really well. The vet said she could stand to lose a pound or two, but I'm definitely not worried about that. Apparently her fur is greasy, too, because she doesn't groom herself very well. I didn't know a cat's hair could get greasy.
Anyway, since I am leaving in 39 days for the great country of Moldova, obviously someone has to take my cats while I am away. Marc, who is a friend of mine, is taking the cats. He has taken care of them for a while (they are half his anyway; we used to live together) so he will be a good dad for them.
While we were checking Bauer in, we had to change their owner information from my info to his. This was extremely sad. Now, I've known for a while that I'm going to have to make many sacrifices while I am in the Peace Corps, but this one is the first and it hit me hard. Changing Bauer and Jack's owner from my name to Marc's name sucked.
I know he will take good care of them, but I already miss them.