Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Sorry, I am really bad at keeping this blog up. I am now at my official site, Mogo Yalalbe, and it is fabulous. So many things have happened since my last post. I swore in, obviously, and I am now an official Peace Corps volunteer woo! I am currently still trying to settle into my new hut and my new family. They are absolutely amazing. My dad is the village chief and is a traditional healer but has yet to make me any of his tree bark concoctions. I live in a hut with no electricity or running water, which actually makes life quite peaceful but dirty. The best part of my compound is all the crazy little children running around. I introduced them to bubbles the other day and they went nuts! I then proceeded to put stickers on everyones faces including the adults. The other day I made the mistake of giving them markers and they all just ended up drawing on themselves and then it just turned into an all out marker war. There is one kid, Abu, who is so bad but is the cutest little monkey you have ever seen. I have posted pictures on facebook if you want to see everyone. Life is good here and I cant wait until I can start working. Next week I go to Ndioum for the regional retreat which should be a nice break. A week after that is Jazz Fest in St. Louis, which means beach and parties. I come to Ourossogui quite often so Ill try to keep this more updated. Keep reading!