Tuesday, January 10, 2012

There is not too much to report. I got to go to an international church yesterday. It was very African. I had a pretty laid back day the rest of the day. I took the first nap I have taken since I got here and ended up regretting it b/c I could not sleep. Sunday night I watched the Benkerts children so they could have a night out. It was nice. We made puppets out of pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, pom poms and googly eyes. The kids had a blast. It was fun to see how creative they were with different kinds of creatures. We had vegetable soup for dinner.

Today (Monday) we went the market. It was really neat. I bought some stuff bring home so I can cook a little Injira food. I love all the food here and could eat like this every day. I think I could give up most of the western diet. I understood a little better what was going on in the market today. I took a few pictures. I got a lot of attention in the market. I had pants and a long sleeves on when I went into the market the first day. Today I had capris and a short sleeve shirt. People kept stopping and commenting on my tattoos using the Amharic word for beautiful. The market is really really neat. I had a great time walking around. This week I am going to Debre Zeit to do some art with an art class that one of Jessie's friend teaches. Later in the week I am going to tour the Addis Ababa Fistula hospital and I am also going to go and take pictures of the kids at the Embracing Hope for Ethiopia program to give as gifts to the moms.

I am definitely missing my family. I am kind of ready to get back to the normal routine.

sorry this is so short. Nothing to exciting to report.

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad you are getting this experience but we are ready for you to come home too!!