Wednesday, October 18, 2006

mi diet

Mi madre: Morning!
Me: Well, what've you got?
Madre: Well, there's rice and chicken; rice white bread and chicken; rice and papas; rice chicken and papas; rice chicken white bread and papas; papas chicken white bread and papas; papas rice papas papas chicken and papas; papas white bread papas papas chicken papas tomato and papas;
Vikings (starting to chant): Papas papas papas papas...

Thursday, October 12, 2006

parties are fun. even those for 2 year olds.

So here are a few more pics from life in Peru. My niece just turned 2 so we had a fiestita. muy funno. They had a clown who made me juggle (or at least try to) and had all the kids dancing. Life is still pretty good, it gets hotter everyday but you learn to deal and drink a lot of water. Oh yea, also a pic of my shopping trip to lima-all the essentials for any american licing in a foreign country.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Pictures are fun

So yea, this was the last thing I did before I left, a little skydiving action with Ben and Brit. Brit had just come home after traveling the world for a year. A nice welcome for her and departure for me.
The other pictures are of my room, my view of the desert mountains and part of the Peace Corps Training Center. My room has the most pink of any space in the eh world.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

exercise in peru...

can be difficult at best. no shoulder. lots of cars. none of which have ever seen a runner before. especially a white one. and then there are the dogs. don´t lñet anyone fool you, the dogs un this town. gangs of them. they even have their own sins. and have no problem taking a rock to the face. i guess its good, makes you run faster. and you get a good upper body workout carrying the rocks. but seriously, could they take just one day off?

Monday, September 18, 2006

Training in Sta. Eulalia

So I´m all moved in with my new family in Sta. Eulalia. They are very sweet, older with 4 grown kids who have some grandkids, from age 1 to 21. To be honest, I´m notreally sure wh lives in my house, they all come and go. They took me out for dinner after I unpacked which was nice. They seem really excited to have me stay with them for awhile, and were enthralled by the maps and pictures I brought. Training is in full force, class for 7 hours today and I do have homework already. Thought I was done with school...

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Bienvenidos a Peru!

So we arrived in Peru yesterday, we´´ve been outside of Lima since, at a retreat, and tomorrow we go to our official training center, also about 45 mins from lima. we will also meet our host families (for training) tomorrow, which will be interesting. WSe jsut took spanihs placement tests, haven´t been that nervous in awhile. but we´re all in the same boat so it´s alright. Mostly I´m just really excited to get going. This is a gorgeous country with great people, and there is so much to do. It´s been a whirlwind so far and I don´t see it slowing down, but that´s alright, we can sleep when we´re dead right?