Today was full of adventures and big steps (in my opinion)! This morning started off like the rest of them have: Felicity calling my name and knocking on my door when Albino and Sandy aren't around ;) I threw some breakfast together and got ready.
Albino, Ana, and I went to the village of Urcos to take care of some business (as I said in my last post with the pictures). While they were doing that, I was able to wander the streets by myself and explore. I wasn't nervous at all, and I thank God for answering those prayers! The trip there was about an hour, and GUESS WHAT I FINALLY SAW?! That's right, I saw a llama. It was tied up in front of the police station. Every time we go somewhere, Albino asks if I want to drive, and I definitely do not think I'm ready for that yet. Someday maybe ;)
When we got home, we had lunch and I took a nap. Sometimes I think I'm finally used to the altitude, until I go exploring uphill for an hour and come back absolutely exhausted!
Afterwards, I decided to brave the city by myself, so I headed to the store. I needed shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, body wash, and the like. At stores in Peru, those kinds of things are in display cases behind counters, so you have to ask for them. I did okay, until I got home and realized I got body LOTION instead of body WASH. Oops. There's always tomorrow. Besides that and almost getting hit by a taxi, it went well!
Dinner was leftovers, and soon after the kids went to bed, the rest of us had a meeting with the jovenes. I met Emanuel, Ana, Anita, Delia (Day-Leah), and RuthMary. We talked about the gatherings that we're having this weekend. FINALLY I get some pizza on Saturday! And on Sunday, everyones parents are coming for dinner. Except for mine, which makes me sad :(. But, I'll get to finally try guinea pig!
Albino also shared some of my jobs, some I didn't even know I had! I am going to spend a week with each of the students, going to work and school. Then, I'll write a short biography on them for the website, which I'll also be managing and taking pictures for.
Tomorrow I move into the room! Delia is one of my roommates. She's really outgoing and funny and I'm sure we'll be fast friends. She drives a front end loader for her work, and there's a chance I'll be going with her to work, yikes! Thursday, her and I are going to go grocery shopping for everyone.
I will be eating with the Rodriguez's still, since there is nothing but rice in the kitchen for me to cook! Sometime next week, Sandy and I will be going to visit Corason, the after school program, to see what that's like.
I'm not going to lie, I was DREADING moving into the shared rooms. I was still so afraid of being disliked and judged and excluded. After meeting the other students though, I am much more at peace.
God is SO, so good!! :)