Tonight at dinner with the NNU team and Kiev team missionaries, I realized that I have exactly 2 weeks left in Ukraine. First reaction: ACK! Here's what my calendar looks like, and also my to-do list.
Friday May 27 and Sat May 28: Track Meet. I've been helping with the middle school track team, and this is the second and final meet of the season.
May 27: Dinner with Cliff and Heike. The last time I will have dinner with them at their home here in Kiev before they move. The meal will include one of Cliff's notorious peanut butter, banana, and mayo sandwiches -- I promised him in fall 2008 that if I ever came back to Ukraine, I'd try one. Now, I have to uphold that dumb promise. We're also going to play Scrabble, and they're going to talk to me about a possible ministry opportunity for next year.
Sun May 29: possibly going to the baptism of 4 KCA students, 3 of whom I've taught. I just found out about this tonight via Facebook.
Tues May 31: ICA small group Bible study? I haven't decided about this one, but I know I should go to say goodbye to people I know I won't see again next year. (Part of being a missionary means you have to say goodbye a LOT more frequently, and you have to learn to do this in healthy ways.)
June 1, June 2: Administer semester exams to my classes: 6th gr math, 6th gr Bible, geometry (76 questions, but they are multiple choice!), pre-calculus
Friday June 3: My brother's birthday!!! Also, the last day of school and graduation. Cry because I will not see these seniors (whom I have taught both years) again for a long time. Say goodbye for the summer to the rest of the students.
Sunday June 5: Last Sunday at Kiev First Church. Say goodbye for the summer to everyone there (Zena, etc.), plus this will most likely be my last time to see Heike. :(
June 6: My roommate flies back to "the America."
June 8: I leave for America
To Do List:
*Show Amy what's packed up from my old apartment, so she knows what we'll have
*Pack things that we won't need till next year and get some help to take it to the new place
*Pack things for America
*Clean the house one last time, rearrange things as needed
*Finish the books I'm borrowing from people
*I'm sure there are other things, but my brain is going to fry if I keep thinking about what still needs to be done and how I have so many goodbyes ahead of me.
PART TWO....will be in another post.