This week has been SO busy!! We had a birthday party for two or the staff members and we made a pinata and some dessert...cake and apple crumble type stuff.
ALSO, yesterday was our first day to go into a school and work with the children on our own...it was very interesting. First, we had to take transportation because it's about 15 minutes away (I'm in a grop with three other people). Well, the transportation was crazy! The buses go incredibly fast, play really loud music (mostly in English), and are really crowded. There's no more personal space...lol. Yeah, so the people here really like English music, particularly rap and pop. AND, they sing to it...it's really funny. :) So, anways, once we got to the school we split the kids up and played games with them and made a calendar with some of them about when we'll be coming to the school, etc. It went pretty well, there were some mistakes (one kid got a bloody nose playing red rover, etc.), but overall it was good times. We played a treasure hunt game with the kids where they had to go find stuff, some of which was trash and then at the end we told them that they had just recycled as well as played a game! So, it's like hitting two birds with one stone...fun and recycling/cleaning up! :)
ALSO, today my family got PIZZA cause they went to Teguz (the big city)...it's been like 5 weeks since I've had pizza...OMG, I was SO excited! lol. I ate 4 pieces in like 2 minutes. lol. :) I was so excited to see American food.
Also, in case you're wondering what a typical day is like for me, here goes:
I wake up at 5:30a.m., take a cold bucket bath.
*I'm sure I look very funny as I gasp at how cold it is! lol.
Then, I read a little and listen to some music, then I eat breakfast...I really want more pancakes...anyways, then I go to school at 7:30p.m. (I walk with other peoples) and we have language class in the morning for 4 hours, break for lunch, and 4 more hours of technical training (train us for working with youth and train us on particular programs)
*For example, one day we learned how to teach sports to children and we're always leaning games to play with them as icebreakers.
And sometimes after class I have language tutorials for an hour and then sometimes we play soccer after school or do other things. SO, I usually get home around 6p.m. or 7p.m. and have dinner, hang out with the family (watch t.v.-the favorite pastime) and then go to bed...I might try to study a little before. BUT, that's pretty much training each day for the next 6 weeks of my life before I'm put into my site where it will be MUCH different because I might possibly be the only volunteer/American there. LOL. Pray for me that I would have an amazing site and a great host family there with hot water...gracias! :)
So...this weekend! SO excited...I'm going to church tomorrow! I've been looking for a church nearby cause I don't want to walk alone for too long...it can get crazy, you know. AND, some of us are going to go explore some caves nearby our town! I'm SOOOO excited. I get to use my headlamp for the first legitimate time. (I've only used it for a helping me to find my bed at night so far). LOL!
ALL IS WELL WITH MY SOUL!