Well this is my "day before i leave" post and I still can't believe its over! What a ride this has been!! As i look over this blog and my photos, part of me can't believe i actually came over here and did this. I mean really, so many things could have gone wrong but God is so good. He stay lookin out! 'Preciate ya Lord! I have just finished packing and WHAT a feat what was. It's amazing how much one can accumulate in no time.. But enough "woe is me".. lets talk about this grand fiesta they threw for me yesterday... lol straight craycray
So Yesterday was Jorge's (host father) birthday. Now they've been telling me for days about how this saturday was going to be my farewell party. I kept telling them, Jorge first.. me whenever. I mean it is HIS BIRTHDAY after all. But Autumn, Oh Autumn, when will you learn? There's no saying no to these people! I figured, if i'm high-jacking this man's birthday, the least i can do is get him a present. I thought these were appropriate:
So Saturday came. We did the usually whole family lunch at their clubhouse dining cafeteria type place and kicked it for a minute. Enjoyed some drinks and some sun. Afterwards we came back and napped in preparation for the shenanigans to come later that night.
So i got dressed and made my way downstairs. Adults were in the kitchen cooking.. the kids were with grandma and people were starting to arrive. At first it was chill. Lots of hugs and kisses and food.. lots of food! they made all my favorites (God bless them) and made sure to reiterate how I HAVE to come back because there's no way I can eat this good in the US.. (insert scoff here)
Then the "surprises" came..Just as a FYI.. i reaaallllly hate surprises but i will admit, this was a lot of fun. It all started with some trinkets to remember spain by:
"Oh you Guyss.."
But WAIT. Theres more! Then they bring out this big garbage bag talking bout "this is to remember us by... yes we're wearing them all night". In case you can't tell, they are shirts (in the spanish flag colors of course) with my picture on them and they say "We Miss You Autumn."
me: "what the....."
Yes. they. did.
Then the Kareoke and alcohol started..
and was it over after 3 or so hours of tomfoolery? no. of course not. Then about 1:15am it was time to go out... yes. in public to the bars. Did they change, you ask? of course not. But luckily after 30 or so minutes of jumping around in the poorly ventilated pub, they all got overheated and slowly the shirts came off..
you better get it Jorge!
whew! so the night ended for me about 4:30 that morning and apparently i'm the party pooper because them fools (and my fools i mean loves of my life) were going at till 6:30-7am..
today i slept till about 1pm and I was the ONLY one not hungover.. tsk tsk. haha
Good night indeed.
Now, as I clean my room and pack all my things, I am so sad to leave these wonderful people. I had the TIME OF MY LIFE. literally. but am ever-so-anxious to return home. I miss America so much. and my family. and my friends. and text messaging on my phone. and Sonics. and Waffle House. and American television. and American MANNERS! and just errthang about good ol' U.S. of A. Sure people clown me all the time here about our issues. SURE we have allll the problems but hey.. thats my home. and ain't nobody talkin trash bout my home!
its been real España! you done me good but its time for me to go back where I belong! You WILL see me again! I can promise you that!
see ya'll tomorrow. MAN it feels good to say that!