Sunday, May 25, 2008

A new To Do

well, now that there's a remote possibility that we could move off to the mission field some day, I thought of a few things i must do before leaving the modern conveniences of home. The first is to get laser hair removal. I just don't want to shave my legs in a river.

Second, i'd like to take at least one more photography class, just so I can have that a little more mastered.

That's all i've got so far... let me know if you can think of anything else that I *must* do before I leave all of the conveniences of home.

While I'm at it, I think i'll update my life's to do list. I'm removing "learn to cut hair," because i've lost my interest in that. But i'm going to add, "visit Europe", and "become a photographer" - which is kind of vague, because i'm not sure i'll ever actually do it professionally... though i would like to, which is why it's on my list. But i'd much rather be a full time missionary... so maybe that should be on my list instead. ... or maybe i should put them both on my list, and that way, i'll at least get to check one of them off. and MAYBE, just maybe, both.

...rambling...

one more thing before I go - I would just like to add a little disclaimer: just because i'm dreaming of one day going to the mission field does NOT mean that we've made any plans in that direction. Don't anybody freak out. I'm just dreaming. But if i'm going to get all of the hair removed from my legs, that will be an expensive and time-consuming feat. So i've got to start planning & saving now, before anything happens. Because *IF* we ever decide to go into missions, i'm sure we'll act quickly on that decision, and I don't want it to be too late... and then i'm stuck in the middle of Africa with itchy hairy legs... EEK!

...rambling again...

5 comments:

Gwendolyn said...

Kari, you're so funny. You know that's really the sort of thing that I would worry about, too. Indigenous people usually don't have hairy legs. Just think, it's one less thing to have to explain or overcome. :)

Tonya said...

You are hilarious! While you're at it, you could get permanent makeup tattooed on. And a wedding ring tattoo. That way you will never have to purchase makeup or worry about losing your wedding ring.

Hmmm, now I need to think of some other things. Oh! Cutting hair - you HAVE to learn that before you move to a tribe. Who else will do it?

Did you hear they just found a "new" tribe in Brazil. One they've never seen before. Very cool. You can go there!

Ruth said...

I'd be more afraid of itchy hairy spiders than the legs...

And I dont know about Africa, but in Honduras shorts and even knee-high skirts were taboo for Christians! Only pants or long skirts! So who cares about the hairy legs. :) (Except the husband...)

Anonymous said...

Kari,
you crack me up! But I see you point. Hairy legs are gross on me. We have started getting rid of furniture and junk in case we ever decide to do missions. So far we have gotten rid of a bunch unnecessary computer equipment and a large tv and a reclining chair. Lets all go to the same place so we can be together!
dawn

~just me~ said...

exactly, Gwen. :)

Tonya - makeup tatoo - not a bad idea. :)

ruth- yah, i don't care about other people... i just hate having itchy hairy legs. .. and it's not like i can do anything about the bugs - except maybe pack a few suitcases full of raid. :)
wow! exciting, Dawn! I didn't know you guys were thinking that way. so cool! :)