Hello everyone! I just wanted to send a quick note to say that I am doing great! Not a whole lot of internet time, but I'll deal.
I had a great weekend. There was a fiesta in Alotenango and there was a huge parade (turns out I have a slight fear of costumed people...) with lots of people dressed up like looney tunes and old people and dancing in the streets. There were also "banditos" running around "holding up"the crowd until a chosen person gave them a donation. Turns out I got chosen by every bandito because I stick out of the crowd, haha. It was a lot of fun to hang out with my family.
On Sunday, the volunteers met in Antigua at the Mono Loco. The restaurant is conveniently highlighted in the guidebook nicole gave me but contrary to the rough guide, the food is NOT mediocre and it was FANTASTIC. Almost everyone showed up (which is a lot because there are 36 of us!) We got to hang out and watch the Patriots/Chargers game. Despite the lame outcome it was really nice to relax and bond together, we had a lot of fun.
When we got home, my family was all in the kitchen making tortillas and we all got to cook together. Jaime was home for the evening (kind of rare because he works so much) and so he was helping out too and it was really really great.
I am feeling really good today. I am excited to start working, I love the country, I love my home and my family here. I cannot wait to share all of this with you guys when you come to visit. The postal system is a little slow, but I hope I get your letters soon. Thanks for all the encouragement! Lots of love! (I get to go get Rabies shot #2!)