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Exciting or Hum drum????

So I was wondering today actually thinking out loud to Johnny. Is life here boring? Really isn't it commonplace?

We've been here 6 years and I think the newness and wonder has worn off.

Example: Last Sunday I was running my bus route and taking some folks home who happen to live in the Roma (gypsy) village. So fine, it's known to be a rough place but I go there all the time. No big deal just a village. This is how I know the newness has worn off. We turn on to the everything but smooth dirt road leading into the village and I notice in front of us, a huge police van blocking the road and a woman police carrying a huge automatic gun. All the kids in the van think this is really cool. The Gypsy family in the van aren't so sure. I pull up and ask, "what's going on?" The lady informs me that there has been some shooting in the village. I ask if we can pass, she says "I don't recommend it" so I say thanks and we drive on into the village. Now years back I would have freaked but now the excitement has worn off, for sure. I no longer write to friends and family about the happenings here, they don't seem so important anymore. Until today. Sitting at a little cafe drinking express with Johnny I realized, this is the mission field. Things here are not commonplace and I am loosing precious memories. So from this point on, I'm going to record all "happenings" here in Croatia and in my life.

Amazing how everyday things become common. You live near the mountains and you no longer say how majestic they are. You live on the coast and the beach is just a messy wet thing. We're letting the incredible world we live in pass us by. So I for one and going to sit up and pay attention more often.
Eyes Wide and Mind Recording God's Blessings!


  1. Hi Tori, thanks for your comment on my blog! I love making new blog friends, and for sure I'll be back to visit your site more!

  2. Oh, what a nice post. I enjoyed reading it and you are so right. Thanks for the reminder!


  3. You are so right Tori!

    Mr. Wonderful and I just got back from a vacation to the beach. We both LOVE the ocean and dream of living near it...but I was wondering if it would lose some of it's 'specialness' if we did.

  4. Been there, done that! Now the only thing new is going Stateside!
    Talk about your culture shock. They're doing what in the Churches now????????? What's that gadget you're using? YOu've had it for two years? Doesn't anybody use a typewriter anymore?

    Blessings and Joy,


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