Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
My internet modem has been broken for the past week or two so I have had lots of down time to read and spend time in the word. Ive been able to go to my familys house and use theirs whenever I need it, and occasionally I can pick up their wifi on my phone with it sitting in the window, which is what im doing now :) The girls have a kindle that they leave at my apartment for school so I started reading crazy love last week. I feel like I am behind the times in reading this but WOW..i couldnt put it down today, I am still trying to untangle all I have taken in from that book. Ive also had my fair share of karen kingsbury that kept me company up to this point :)...i am missing mckays at this point to get the next one!
I thought I would use my netflix to watch 24 while I was here but no internet at my apartment mixed with a slow signal even when I did have it means no netflix...i hope my friendlies at home are getting good use out of it though! So since 24 isnt an option, I opted for the cosby show. Something I never thought I would watch every season of but my family here has them all and lets me borrow them. I spend alot of nights laughing outloud to myself in bed...i am almost on season 3!...its the little things :)
Ive made a few friends, exchanged phone numbers with some people and I started a new hobby, knitting! Ive been going (whenever there is time) to the "netty". Its a place here where girls go every afternoon to do crafty things like sew, knit and crochet. Its so fun and I am slowly learning, they have been a big help. Its also been a good opportunity for me to practice some language and they get in some good english lessons!
Sometimes during the week we travel to villages by car...my seat is in the back :) bumpy, unpaved, small roads arent good for the weak stomach so ive become good friends with drammamine. All I can do is laugh now when im bouncing out of my seat and all around in the back. Alot of the roads here arent paved so there are parts where you have to go through just rocks and water..always reminds me of oregon trail...good thing we dont have to worry about the oxen or wagon turning over :)
I feel like this post rambled but im trying to update everyone...i dont even know if many people look at this but I love to read your comments..its always encouraging to me. Know that im thinking of each of you daily, even those I havent talked to much since ive been here...know that you all are always on my heart!!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
this is how i start my rainy days in the rock. i haven't had caffeine since i left nyc and its been such a nice little detox :) but i did get some coffee yesterday so today was the perfect day to put it to good use. not the same as a keurig..and there is not tasty creamer here so we just roll with sugar and milk :) i could get used to this...
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Golden Grahams are like dessert..I am sad I'm running low!
Using a western "normal" toilet is weird to me now...the 2 times I have used one since I've been here have felt abnormal.
Hearing dogs hunting and fighting for food in the streets at night is becoming more and more normal..
I'm learning more and more words..but most of the time I just smile.
Life is different when you can't leave dishes in the sink...because little micey friends will return if they are hungry.
It's crazy to me that some people will never experience this...or anything like it.-I want people to see how others live outside of the states.
This place is beautiful...in it's own way...it really is. I'm learning to take in the beauty of everything even if it is a dirty road or a house made of mud and clay.
I've semi-mastered the art of wrapping my head. It is a work in progress. Hopefully I can do learn to do it in 2 seconds someday.
Homeschooling is legit fun...it's like private tutoring and it helps that the girls are so precious.
Long skirts/leggings and cardigans are part of my everyday wardrobe and it's super comfy...I may be so weird when I come home.