Thursday, 27 May 2010

Wrapping up time 'goals'

Well, I have two weeks and a day(ish) left here, so in case you're interested, here's a few things I'm doing/hope to do before I go:

White water rafting in Jinja this weekend (a birthday present from my parents! It'll only be about 2 weeks early, which is allowed, right?

A friend's impromptu wedding (they got engaged about three weeks ago) next Saturday, for which I'm getting a dress made, and it stops above the knee (scandalous!) because my Ugandan friend is very western minded and he's marrying a mzungu (white girl) so I've calculated that showing some knee should be allowed. And it's a new dress and I want to wear it!

Hopefully visiting an HIV ministry on the Ssesse Islands on Lake Victoria - a small ministry with a clinic and outreaches to many of the very, very poor fishing communities on the Islands. Also a possible tour of a big Mild May HIV lab in Kampala.

Having my last week in the lab, which will be choc-a-block full of things, as we're trying to clear up a back log of DNA PCR tests while I also hop over to one of the other labs to get some last minute experience in stool samples (yes, you did read that right).

Trying to meet with as many people as possible while I'm still in Mbarara (one more week!). I don't think I'm going to be able to see everyone I want to, which is sad, but I'm going to have to do my best to see as many people as possible. It may mean very late nights from too much socialising, but there are so many wonderful people here, and some I've invested a lot of myself into.

Take my last class here ever, with the four girls from the discipleship course. I will miss them a lot, and I'm very sad to be leaving them, especially only two thirds through their course! But we've almost finished all of our material, and there's an intern here from America who will be taking over the last few classes.

And finally..

Try and pack up a year's worth of my life into two suitcases, and at least one by tuesday so it can hitch a lift to Kampala! There's no way I'm going to get everything in, so people here may benefit a lot from my inability to pack well..

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