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Christmasi njema

So, things that have happened recently…

  • I read, like, ten books and drank innumerable cups of tea while lying in bed until late in the morning every day
  • The power at my school remained out
  • I fainted in the choo after being ill for a day. I cannot think of a less pleasant place to faint
  • The Peace Corps finally deposited the rest of our settling-in allowance, but still hasn’t deposited our living allowance. I am Not Happy about this.
  • I spent twelve hours traveling in one day, during which our bus got stuck in the mud twice and we had to hike up muddy mountains while it was unstuck
  • I was nibbled by a drunk monkey (who was hilarious beyond my powers of expression)
  • I saw half my remaining training class
  • I sang Christmas carols with orphans
  • I did the Bunny Hop down a Tanzanian street at ten P.M.

It was a really good Christmas, but very different from what I was used to…

(P.S. Enjoy pictures of my house, up now on Flickr! MARVEL at the ugly concrete and the great view! THRILL to a photograph of my fruits and vegetables!)


Comment from kit
Time December 26, 2008 at 11:15 am

i am THRILLING as we speak.

Comment from Chris
Time December 26, 2008 at 4:55 pm

We need a photo of you stove!

Comment from Lisa
Time December 27, 2008 at 8:11 am

Chris, I think the metal object on the floor between the chair and the blue basin and basket IS the stove!

Comment from Chris
Time December 27, 2008 at 4:48 pm

Proofreading does not agree with me, it seems.

Comment from Chris
Time January 1, 2009 at 9:25 am

It’s certainly possible!

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