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Bye Bye Bali!

Just chilling at the BIMC. 

Iluh, Me, and Tia chilling at the Istana Rama pool.  Andrea and Iluh
Sam IN the pool. 
Paula and Agus - Peace! 

Andrea at the pool - this shot was taken by Agus. 
Chilling on a komodo dragon.
Sam's new helmet.  Sam's mini ice-cream cone... Laya size!
My mini ice-cream cone! And it is gone!  Sam at the bar and Dewa chilling on the side of the pool.  Andrea waving at you! 
Sam with a towel on his head... We finished our last breakfast at Istana Rama.. time to go home!  Sam in the first class lounge at Bali International. SWEET!
My stitches are out but I am still broken. I don't really want to talk about it now. I am getting better everyday and soon I will be able to dance and run and surf... (maybe by Christmas???) Anywho.. not thinking about that.. just going to concentrate on getting home .. or to Sam's home and getting in his new pool and swimming!! YAY! ALSO.. I wanna get an old people scooter!! hahahaha!!! Emma wants to rent one too.. we can have a c…

Ankle Day 13

It costs 30 000Rp for half an hour to use the computer at this hotel! I pay like 2 000 back by my old place. It bugs me that it is so expensive... but I guess I am paying for convenience. I am stuck. I can't run away and I can't do what I want when I want. I am dependent on other people and it is great that I have those people.. but I am so independent.. that it is ... sucking in my brain. Ya know? I AM the kid who will run home and go to bed when she is done. I can't do that now. I have to wait or ruin people's fun. WHA! hahaha.. I am fine. Everyday is getting better and today is off to the doctor. It will be Sam's first time meeting Dr. Brown! Today at 12 is also the last day of my antibiotics! Sam is making me ask the doctor if I can have beer... there will always be that double standard! He is taking care of his sister.. but come on.. I had a screw put in my ankle I deserve a beer!! They shoulda had a cold Bintang besar waiting for me as they woke me up from my…

"Everyone's on scooters- full families on scooters!"

Sam is here! He can't get over how many scooters there are here and how many people can ride on one scooter. It is s great to have Sam here. Right now we are sitting at the Italian place. Sam, Dewa, and Ross are playing pool. I think sam likes it here! Yay!

Ankle update: today is the first day that it doesn't hurt and kill ane feel like someone screwed a screw through my bone. Yay! Andrea got a good picture on Sunday when they took off he bandages. I get it checked again on Wednesday and sticks out Friday.

Sam has been very good at keeping me still and making me keep my leg up. We have a nice pool to sit at. Everything is going according to the new plan. Wha is the new plan? Plan fix my ankle and get home safe and sound. I can't bear weight for a month. Anyone know a good physio back in van??

Everyone is sleeping!

Goodmorning!
I love wifi in the hospital. Everyone is still sleeping. It is 5:43am. I am alive and Andrea is here beside me curled up so cute on two benches. She has been my "mom-friend" and my ears throughout this whole ordeal. As she said, the waves were not good anyways. Ya right! Dewa was out for five hours yesterday. Thanks again Andrea.

Ok! So wanna hear the coolest news of all??? Beside my new bionic ankle and using an Indo bedpan? Sam is coming to help me here and take me home!!!! I'm so excited. It is so weird. The night I found out about the break I had a dream and sam was in it. He was laughing a me, eating all the ice cream, drinking tequila, and eating magic mushrooms. I woke up and he had texted that he is coming. And then mom texted that it was true!! I cant wait for him to meet my friends. Yay! I'm sorry his pool shed won't be getting built but maybe I can help when I get back?

After I read all that stuff about sprained ankles Andrea got my ass…

My Friend Andrea

Hey All! 
I am sitting in "The Italian Place" Roma with Andrea's Mac. I am drinking a Bintang Besar and I am people watching. This was all Andrea's idea. She is a very dedicated teacher and right now she is dealing with a serious Project: Project Paula. I know exactly what I would be doing without her. I would be lying in my room reading and worrying about my ankle. 
The picture above was from last year when Andrea and I went to the Tiger Temple in Thailand. I will never forget how grumpy I was that day. OMG. I wouldn't have wanted to be hanging out with me. But Andrea is still my friend to this day. Thanks! 
This morning she gave me Ibuprofen and red tiger balm. (This is the second jar that she has given in my life. The first was two years ago at the end of my trip when I was suffering from small tears in my intercostals. No problem.. I only had two days left.) I was thinking about all this and I am pretty lucky. This is my seventh year here and this is the only ti…

Ankle Update

Hey ALL!

How is my ankle? Well, I think my Bali medicine man pulled through. There is still some swelling but it more even and less bulbous. (Is that a word?) I have a fat leg but I am getting more movement and I took three baby steps today. YAY!

The kids follow me around hopping behind me as I go to the restaurant or Internet.. which is all in my little hut village.

There was a huge thunderstorm last night. It was so loud and so much rain. It was cool. Today it is nice and sunny.

Yesterday my friend Andrea came back and she took me to the beach on her motorbike and to the Italian restaurant. It was so nice to get out of my room and to talk with someone.. older than 10! It was great to see my friend again. She brought me some traditional Bali oil for my ankle.. whoa.. I almost wrote cankle... which it isn't.. I see an ankle in the fatness.. no worries.

This is Killing ME! Are you KIDDING me???

Friday morning I woke up feeling well rested and healthy. I sat on my step in the early morning dark putting on my socks and shoes. I watched an airplane through the trees and looked over to where Grandpa was sitting on the kitchen stoop. I love this family. I grab my runpod and walk past grandpa saying, "Pagi." He responds with a smile and the same.

I walked to the beach setting my runpod for 4km. This is Saturday's run. I know that I am going out tonight with the girls and won't feel this good Saturday so I might as well get it done.

The tide is high and coming in more till 9pm so I decided to take the paved beach path. My runpod says halfway but I don't feel like turning around. This is easy and feels good. I run to the end of the path then I turn around. I my runpod tells me I'm done but I want to keep running. (Why am I so stubborn?) I get to my road, jalan Benesari, and I decide to keep running to the other end of the beach. This can be Sunday's 9…

Is that a leaf blower?

I was walking back from the beach and there was a man in the parking lot fiddling around with what looked like a hand made leaf blower. I was staring at it and then looking around for leaves but I couldn’t see any. Hmmm..
I went to my room and was reading my book and I heard this loud noise. This must be the weed wacker.. what.. you know what I mean! THEN, the smell and fog hit me. I am outta here. I know what this is. This for the nyamuks! (mosquitos!) I went away and ran some errands and came back to a dengue/malaria free zone. I guess this is a good thing… but now that I see, hear, and smell how it is done I also question how safe was that fog that I breathed in?
Wave report: The waves are still small! I don’t mind too much. I know that it will be huge on Sunday and then they will be too big!
Run report: I went for a quick 3km tempo this morning. I was listening to the Roots – How I Got Over – the whole time. That is all I have been listening too since it came out and it is helping…

Heartbreak Hotel

OK! Well, that was the worst end to the worst second day EVER! hahaa! don't worry I will live. I am getting good at this heartbreak. Who needs Swiss boys anyways.. no fun! I must say though, that was record time for me!

What is going on? I guess I can let you in now... NOTHING! I came over here and I wasn't me. Well, I was me.. but I was trying to like and love and it is so not me! I need my own room and my own space and to do what I want when I want. Thanks to those who I texted in the middle of the night. I have no more texts on my iphone till August now. HAHA.. no more WIFI.. I think that is what I will miss the most but probably better for me to get off Facebook for a ... while.. i was getting a little addicted to checking that thing. I need a break from that. I will get my sim card for my bali phone today and let you know what that is.. and you can try to dial in all those numbers and text me.. and I will do the same.

So, that is all I feel like writing about that. I am …

Day 2!

I'm writing this entry from my phone on my balcony overlooking palm trees and sitting beside my surf board. Not how I usually like to be with my board but still feels awesome and my smile is genuine.

Today is day 2. The first thing I would like to say is goodbye to auntie Ad. She had a long life and always had a funny thing to say. Even though I didn't see you that much anymore, I will still miss you.

Yesterday was an awesome first day. I got to surf and I met three more surfer chicks! They are all Swiss and teachers! We did a 6:30am run this morning too. It was super nice to get up and go for a run. It started pouring on our run back and it felt nice but I was worried about my runpod. That was the first time I ran in the rain with it. I was glad I made the arm band out of waterproof material- damn I'm smart!!

Today the waves are small and the first high tide was at 5am. The second one which is still low is at 4pm. I will check the waves soon and if they were like yeste…

I am here!!

I am here! I had an hour plus delay in Osaka but when I finally got to Denpesar my ride was still waiting! YES! I cruised out dropped the suitcase off at the hotel. We got Bintang and I got peanuts and walked down to the beach. I put my feet in the water but I didn't jump in. We sat and looked at the stars and reminisced. This is going to be the best summer ever!

This morning I had my first fried rice and sambal.. some watermelon and some orange juice. YAY! It is not a very nice day though. It was pouring this morning and still now it is cloudy.

I have said hi to some of the people here already... but there are more still. I haven't been down to the beach yet this morning. Ok.. enough typing.. let's get on with the rest of the day. I just wanted to let you know I am here safe!