Today was a really amazing day. Despite not sleeping well again, we didn't have to wake up super early today! (The original plan was to go to market at 5 am to buy food for the weekend). Delia, Edison, and I left the house at around 7:30 and Albino dropped us off at the market. We were there for a long time, there was so much to buy! We took the bus back and got home a little after 9:30.
I can honestly say that I am beginning to feel accepted, and it feels amazing. I cannot thank God enough for that. Edison is really good about asking good questions that really tests my Spanish. He is learning English also, so we were working on some different words while we waited for the bus. The three of us just talked about life and I enjoyed that a lot.
When we got back, it was into the kitchen. We had breakfast, bread (yay) and something that reminded me of liquidy oatmeal in a mug. It was definitely filling! We started getting a few things ready for lunch.
The last Saturday of each month is the house event. Which consists of everyone being here, cooking, and just doing life together. Another part of it is a little seminar where Albino does a lesson on important things to know in life. We made some goals for the month and the rest of the year, and it was really kind of fun to share how we all do things differently.
1 o'clock rolled around and we were all starving, so back into the kitchen we went to finish lunch. Edison is going to culinary school, so he taught me a little tips and tricks with cutting vegetables. We fried up potatoes, made rice, cooked up some beef and peas, and sautéed onions, peppers, and tomatoes. Everything but the rice was mixed together and when it was time to eat, it was the mixture on top of a bed of rice. We didn't end up eating until around 3:30. While we ate, we watched Shrek.
As we were working on lunch, Delia, Edison, and Misael were asking me some things about the United States. I got to share with them some things about it, and even some pictures. They can't get over how tall people are in America! I told them that I'm considered pretty short, and they explained that I was taller than average here in Peru ;)
Misael and I got to talking a little bit more about Peru, and now I have a "date" next week! He offered to take me out to eat (which I can't turn down) and to show me around the city, which I'm really excited about! He also said that if I ever wanted to go sit in on any of his classes that I could join him whenever!
Since lunch was so late, I don't think we're eating dinner tonight. That's ok, I'll munch on some snacks! One of the goals I made today was to study my Spanish for at LEAST 20 minutes a day. Once this post is done, that's what I'm off to do!
Thank you to all who have been praying that I find acceptance and belonging here, it was a huge 360 for me!