For lunch I went with my roommates (Americans) to Cankaya University and ate in their cafeteria. We get free meals there whenever we want which is really nice. The lunch menu was bread, rice, tomato soup, and garbanzo bean soup. Once again the portions were pretty small, but I guess I will get used to it :).
In the afternoon I went to the hospital to get my physical. The sanitation practices are a lot different than those in the States. I have learned quite a bit from my sisters, who are nurses, and I know for a fact that they would probably die if they came over here and saw the facilities and how the nurses run things (okay well they might not die, but they would come close ;)...LOL). The nurse took my blood pressure and my heart rate and then she was like, "Are you nervous?" and of course I said that I was a little bit. What American wouldn't be coming from the States you know? So after that I went down a few floors and had the privilege to get my blood taken. Now when you get shots or blood drawn in the states, the nurses usually wear gloves, well not in Turkey! The lady got the needle out, inserted it into my skin, took it out, and put a bandaid on it without any gloves. I then got hooked up to a bunch of wires and clamps (their version of an EKG I guess). I was monitored for a little bit and then I was free to go.
I then went with Chowder (one of the assistant coaches) and got a photo taken for my working visa in Turkey. I also had to sign some papers for my visa as well.
I just got back to the house a little bit ago, and then I will head out to practice in about 20 minutes. Tonight will be my first practice with some of the girls. We will walk through some plays 5 on 0 and then that will be it.
For those of you in the states, have a great day!! :)
For those of you overseas, have a great afternoon!! :)
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."