Every time I blog I have such noble intentions of blogging more regularly. Some how it stops at intention and isn't followed through on. I guess life gets the better of me. I am always thinking of things to write about but actually sitting down at the computer to write is easier said than done. (Side note: I took that picture of a rose from Heather's garden.) Anyway, I'll just let you know what has been going on in my life recently. Last weekend was pretty full. On Friday I went to a going away party (No Tawney family, it was not a "Go Away!" party.) for Rosy, a friend from community group and church. We had dinner out at the Cady's house. It was a really fun time of telling stories and just laughing. When we left to go home we saw a bus go by not realizing that we should have run faster than our legs could carry us because this was that last bus going into Madrid. After waiting awhile we realized that we would have to have Heather take us to the last train which was in half an hour. Half of the group went with Heather on the first trip while the other half of us walked down the street to check and see if there would be a night bus coming. There was. However I think we all wished we would have had Heather come back and take us to the train too. There aren't as many buses at night so of course they stop at every stop possible. It was so bizarre too, I felt like I was on a school bus, besides me and Jonathan (who was part of our group with me, Victoria, and Jo) I am pretty sure everyone on the bus was under the age of 21. All these kids were in their hottest outfits to go out in Madrid. Another really odd and hilarious thing that happened on the way back into Madrid was that we got to a round about (pictured below) and the street we were supposed to go down was blocked off. Needless to say, the driver was as surprised as us. The funny part was that he didn't know what to do and ended up driving around the round about twice before calling for back up and finding a new route. It was definately interesting!Saturday we had our service, which was awesome. Troy finished our series on "Body Parts". After the service Nic, Troy and Heather's 6 year old son fell outside and had to be taken to the hospital for stitches on his head. After that fiasco, I went home with Victoria to change quickly before going to a birthday party for Jonathan. While at home Victoria decided to cut her hair. By cut her hair I mean she chopped off about 5 or 6 inches of hair. It was hilarious, but it looks really cute. She did a great job. I could never do that. We then went to the party. It was a lot of fun. Food, friends, and dancing, what more do you need?!
Sunday I visited Mountainview Church, the other church here in Madrid that was started by my organization, Christian Associates International. This church is actually located out is the suburbs of Madrid. This week has been pretty normal. I have had work, Spanish class, dance class, and watched movies with Kelly and Victoria.
This weekend, as in tonight through Monday, Victoria, Jo and I are going to the Rock of Gibraltar. Madrid has an absurd amount of holidays in May and Monday is one of them so we have a long weekend to travel. Be sure to check back next week, I'll tell ya'll about my trip and have some pictures posted. Until then, God bless!