Quite some time has passed since my last post, and I actually think it's the longest I've gone without writing!
The past week was a struggle, I stayed home most of the time. This is also because I got sick again, not fun. I'm thankful for Delia, who made me tea, and Sandy and Albino who made orange juice and sprite runs for me ;)
This week has probably been the best one yet. I've kept busy, and enjoyed myself doing so. Of course, Monday's are my Casa Josefina days. I'm finally getting used to their daily rhythm, which makes things much easier. I'm becoming an expert at getting babies to eat ALL their food, drink ALL their milk, and even changing poopy diapers ;) My favorite time is still when they get to play, inside and outside. They're so funny, crawling around each other and me, and they love being pushed on the swings. I can't remember if I've shared this yet, but I got to watch one of the little guys take his first steps! It's moments like these that make the long days so worth it!
Yesterday, I sat and had breakfast with Manuel. He was telling me about a place that has a human "slingshot" and a bungee jump. He doesn't remember where it is or what it's called, but I'm determined to find out. It sounds like a good time. I took the bus over to the mall, I needed toothpaste. I could've gone to the store down the street, but I felt like walking around some. So in addition to toothpaste, I left with muffins, cookies, and a bag of gummy worms... oops. I got home and had some lunch, then headed over to the park. I sat there for about 4 hours, reading, journaling, and studying. Despite having my sunhat, I could feel myself starting to burn, so I went back to the house. Manuel and Misael were cooking lunch (at 3:30) and they asked if I'd stay and join them. Instead of the basic arroz con huevo, they fried some potatoes to throw on top too. Misael explained that it was healthier that way 😂. After cleaning up, the sun had started to set, and wasn't as blazing. I grabbed a book that Sandy is letting me borrow and sat out on the front step, enjoying the sun, breeze, and fresh air. It's been really nice, there is construction on Avenida Cinco, so no cars are allowed down it. By then, the construction workers had gone home, leaving the street quieter than I have ever heard it (or not heard it in this case). It made for a really nice time.
Later that night, we had our meeting. The universities are having their equivalent to finals week, so some of the students were gone. Delia is in Lima working. There were three of us, but despite that, we played an insanely fun game of spoons. It never gets old!
Today, I've got to get some American dollars exchanged for soles, I've run out! It's pretty cloudy today, so it might even be another good day to read in the park. Then later on, I'll be heading up to Corason :) I missed last week Friday from being sick (and got sick there the last Wednesday) so I'm really missing it!
Hope you are all doing well, and it was great to be able to see some of you on Sunday! Praying for peace and rest as the holidays draw nearer!!