Monday, March 2, 2009

Batdorfs, Bible Trivia, and more

This past Saturday, I joined Becky, Stephanie, and Michelle at the Batdorfs for some fun and games. The Batdorfs - Niles, Pattie, and Niles (Young Batdorf) are volunteers who are here serving with us. Niles is a family physician, Pattie is a physical therapist, and YB is a surgical resident at the Mayo Clinic. YB is here for a month working with Jim, while his parents are in the end of their 3 month tour with us. They were here last year for 3 months, and this year came back when their son could join them. They also have another son, Bjorn, who is a 3rd yr medical student in Minnesota. It has been a blessing to have them all here. Niles has been spending his time mostly on the medicine ward, but recently is tackling OB. Pattie works daily with our postop patients, and others on the ward doing physical therapy and teaching some of our nurses and CHWs more about it, so they are able to do some when she leaves. On Saturday, Becky and I talked YB into going tubing with us, and Jim also came along, it was fun.
So game night at the Batdorfs started out with bible trivia played on a trivia pursuit board. Becky loves bible trivia and has played for years with her grandma, so she always does quite well. It was a close game, but Becky, Michelle, and Niles pulled out the win. After bible trivia we played real trivia pursuit - this was not a good idea. The teams were quite even in bible trivia, but some of us were really bad at trivia pursuit (I being one of those), and so the game was quite lopsided. Michelle, a medical student who is also here for 3 months, stole the show. She was amazing answering almost all the questions for her team. It was fun to watch her and try and stump her, but we didn't do it too often. As a result her team crushed my team, but it was still fun. If we play again, I want to be on Michelle's team.