The long rains have come to Kenya, most of Kenya anyway. I know we are in desperate need of the rain, and I'm glad the rains are here for that reason, but I must admit that "Winter Kim" shows her face in this kind of weather. For those of you who have lived in Oregon with me, you know that Winter Kim is busy, tired, sometimes grouchy, and wishing for summer. Well, she's popping out here. I know I can't complain... I've spent these last winter months in sunshine, blooming flowers, and 80 degrees, so no one feels very sorry for me. However, I think being spoiled by all that gorgeous weather has turned this Alaska girl into a wimp! I'm wearing sweaters and closed toed shoes, and it's still in the 60's and 70's! What has happened to me? I'm going to freeze this summer in Alaska!
On the positive side of things, there are only three more weeks of school left and summer weather is in my future for June and July. I'm getting excited about going back to the States and seeing all my dear family and friends, but also having mixed feelings about it (for various reasons). I'm so busy right now with ending the school year well and spending time with friends here that I haven't really had time to think about transitioning back to life in the States. Even if it is just a holiday (or "vacation" in American lingo), I haven't been to the States in almost eleven months. It will be strange.
My American family and friends, no worries... "Summer Kim" will arrive on June 4. My dear Kenyan family and friends, I'm planning on "Summer Kim" arriving on May 22, as I push for all my work to be done, so I'll be ready to play! In the meantime, sorry if I seem melancholy. I'm missing my sunshine!