Wow, it's been a really busy two weeks for me. First there was a volunteer conference in Almaty then back to site for two days then to Shymkent for some awesome Kazakh New Year's then back to Almaty for IST (PC slang for in-service training). Then back to site just yesterday morning by bus. In the meanwhile a lot has happened including me getting a visa to go to Kyrgyzstan to play in a frisbee tournie there if all works out well.
But obviously the biggest news is I'm engaged to a local! I know it seems sudden, but it seemed like everyone back at home was catching the bug. My blog may seem like a weird place to announce it, but Bahitgul and I met each other last week but it's like perfect. It's so hard to even describe in words that aren't Kazakh. The wedding won't be for a while, since I'd love for my parents to get to meet her if they are able to visit this summer. But we are pretty serious. More to come on all that later.
And in smaller news, they also celebrate April Fool's Day over here. Who knew?