So there isn’t really much to report on here at site. I am doing laundry today, so I’m pretty sweaty and gross from hauling water to my house from the store next door. I really hate doing laundry, but I’m trying to avoid being the smelly umlungu until winter comes and I stop bathing because it’s too cold. Hopefully baby wipes will suffice
Not going to lie, I’m a little homesick. Not cripplingly so, but just enough to longingly sigh in my room when I think about Taco Bell. I had a dream last night that I was eating a pasta dinner with all my family. So tonight I’m going to make baked ziti and watch 30 Rock to make it feel a little more like America. I also recently dreamed that I had a ponytail, but there’s not a lot I can do about that right now.
My projects are coming along well. Both my ideas for the secondary school got approved, so it’s just a matter of organizing the career fair, and waiting for a ride to town to get paint for the world map. The primary school’s little field trip to the training center went well with only a few incidents, and the learners really seemed to like learning to weave and make mats. I’m hoping that we can repeat it with another grade.
Long Tom Marathon coming up in a few weeks! If you haven’t seen my spiel on Facebook, here it goes:
Peace Corps volunteers here in South Africa have a long history of participating in the Long Tom Marathon. We use this opportunity to raise money for an organization called KLM. They give out scholarships to kids in rural communities to get better educations and tutoring on the side. It’s a great cause, and I only need about $20 USD until I reach my goal! Please, go to the site and give what you can. Don’t forget to add my name on the form. And thanks to everyone who has already donated!
Hope everything is good stateside!