Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Late To The Party But Here I Am


Okay I've been trying ALL DAY to upload my video. Oh.My.Word. Despite great instructions from Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee, I couldn't seem to make it work. So finally I sent S.O.S. smoke signals back to the U.S. to my son (okay, I'm a little more technologically savvy than that, but not much). And of course he came to my rescue.

I was beginning to think it just wasn't meant to be. That maybe the world wasn't ready for me and my large nostrils, or prepared to see me looking not into the camera but down at the computer (hey, just talkin' to myself on the screen). But with the son's help I'm posting it anyway. With a disclaimer to anyone with sensitivities of a nose(y) nature.

And now I can get back to having a LOT more fun checking out everyone else's contributions at Linda's Vlog Carnival "I See What You're Saying".

32 comments:

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Kim! I'm so happy you persevered! It's so nice to "meet" you. I'm in awe of people serving outside the US. I hope that the blogging community is a great support to you there as you acclimate to a new culture. This is exactly the kind of posts I was hoping for. Have a wonderful time blog hopping and meeting people!

Growin' with it! said...

you have a fabulous sense of humor. and are very flexible from what you've been adjusting to!

donde esta el bano? that one might be good to know. and is about all i can say in spanish! (although its been awhile and i could have just said where is your armpit?)

nice to meet you.

skoots1mom said...

i love to hear you laugh...you're too cute.
very courageous...
loved the blog
i've added you to my follow list so i can talk with you over time.
so enjoyed the visit.
send some local pics...aren't the people adorable?? so loving.
God bless...
oh, i'm a southern gal, too, born and raised...and
my daddy's first name was Hoyt...

Robin Lambright said...

Oh my stars! Hello South America! My husband and daughters are the missionaires in the family, they have been to mexico (my daughter went on her first mission trip this past summer, but my husband is an old pro) so far the Lord has not called me into a foreign mission field. I hope you adjustment continues to be smooth and that you get to feel at home soon.

Wanda said...

Wow.....You are a brave lady. That's not easy to do....that video work.
Good job!

I'm proud to meet you and I'll be praying for you in your new life there. It blesses me....to know you are there.

Sara @ Butterville said...

I'm not a morning person either!
I posted at 1:30am just to make sure I was sleep deprived enough to go through with it! (I taped over the weekend but started chickening out...)But I did it. YOU did it. How fabulous to see everyone. Where can I get one of those kilo scales?
Blessings.

DidiLyn said...

Kim, nice to meet you. What a completely cool, fabulous life in South America. I would love to hear more adventures.
Glad you came to the party, girlfriend. :-)

thouartloosed said...

I never did figure out the video thing. So glad you did, though because I enjoyed this.

Merrie said...

So nice to meet see/hear/meet you! Your life sounds exciting and fun... we have been "missionaries" in the United States to some very small communities as my husband pastors. I look forward to reading/seeing you more!

Mary said...

I enjoyed your video! Congrats on the move to South America! You will love it!

I couldn't post my original vlog either. So, I resorted to a back up...sigh...

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

From the south? You don't sound it.

And your nostrils seem pretty normal to me.

Argentina! Wow. Love the fact about the weight.

Nice to meet you.

AuburnGalAlways said...

Hi! Thanks for the comment and the return chuckle!

Like the 2nd commenter, I know how to ask where the bathroom is. That is the result of 3 years of Spanish classes (2 in high school, 1 at Auburn). I figured if I were ever in a Spanish-speaking country, I might need to get to a bathroom quickly. Also, for some stupid reason, I must have thought it important to know how to say "give me the key".

So, yeah. I retained a lot of "valuable" information.

God bless you in Argentina. You're doing important work there. You will be in my prayers.

Way More Homemade said...

What an exciting adventure to be in Argentina. As one who loves to travel, I look forward to reading and seeing more about your encounters.

~Donna

86 My Social Life said...

'Tis good to see my mommy :)

carol ~ i throw like a girl said...

HI Kim, Great to see you. Glad you're getting settled in South America!

Mom To Six said...

How neat that you are in So. America. I really enjoyed your video clip. Your sense of humor is wonderful.

Blessings,

Ohilda

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Hi, Kim! I loved your video clip...you did a great job! I went on a missions trip to Argentina a long time ago and I loved it...I wanted to move there after I returned home. My hubs also speaks fluent Spanish, but me? Not so much. So I feel for you there. You'll get it, though, and then for your next video post you can share some of your newfound Spanish with us. :)

rita said...

What a great idea--next time in Spanish!
I loved seeing/hearing you!
I'd been missing your blog (for some reason the updates were not showing up) and was getting worried.
You made my day--the boost :) before going to work :(

Sue J. said...

I am really glad you popped over for a visit, and I am looking forward to reading more about your adventures in Argentina. Blogging is a great way to bring missionary efforts to a vivid reality. We all need to connect more with the things that go on way outside our doors.

God bless you in your work and take your time with the Spanish. You will see connections with English words more and more. It's the sentence construction that is a challenge a lot of the time. Hang in there! Will visit again soon.

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Argentina, I just had two of my friends get back from Argentina. In their words to their wives, they were doing Missionary work. They were really there to dove hunt. I wish you God's blessing on your life and your ministry.
Loved your video
Edwina

Greg C said...

I am so glad you posted this. You really are down south. Way down south. So nice to meet you.

carrie said...

Nice to meet you!

I think everyone had uploading troubles that day. Not sure why.

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

I loved this Kim!! :) I have a strange urge to just give you a hug. :) This was so much fun to do.
I enjoyed hearing about your adventures in Argetina! Maybe once you learn some spanish you could teach my K a few words... :) He's 5 and is fascintated with spanish. :)

Cindy Swanson said...

Hi Kim! I'm also glad that you persevered. You really ARE on an adventure, and I found that very interesting! I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've visited your blog, but I plan to be back. :)

Huse Blog is it Anyway? said...

How awesome that you moved to South America! This was a great post!

Damselfly said...

I was going to write you a comment in Spanish, but then I realized I don't know much Spanish either! Hee hee. Hope your move into the house goes smoothly.

Jenniferbuehrer said...

It's good to hear your voice again!

Mycrazylife said...

Kim,

You are just as cute and funny as I imagined you to be!!! I wish I knew about this sooner, I would have played along.

Blessings!
Hallie

Becky said...

I can just tell you are a super fun person to be around. I like your video. God bless your work there. :-)

ann said...

You are just delightful! You have such a sweet voice (and glamorous nostrils hee hee!). What an exciting adventure to be serving in S. America. I'm sure you'll pick up Spanish pretty quickly. It was very nice meeting you! :)

PJ said...

How wonderful!! You so remind me of my Ecuadorian days. Don't despair of the Spanish. The best way to learn is to keep away from English speakers. Really!!! Make friends in the Argentine community and just go for it. My friend and I spend days together in which we understood about three words from one another. We laughed about it years later. I look forward to following your blog!! Nice to meet you!!!

Deven said...

I'm still making my way through all the videos. The teflon brain just cracked me up! That will be immediately implemented in my classes. :) Thanks for the inspiration.