not really. . . i had all these grand plans for writing a whole bunch, updating all the missing adventures, but here i've been back for a while now and just now getting onto this journal. there's just so much too do! visit with yussef's family, remodel his room, get ready for the rainy season, buy presents. i will also blame a large part of my lazyness on the heat, it's soooo hot(whiny voice) it rained teasingly little yesterday evening, just ten minutes, but enough time for the kids to run around naked and "wash" giggling. so i'm living at yussef's house, we sleep outside and wake up very early every day whether we want to or not cause the whole household comes to sit right on the other side of our outside grass wall to talk and do laundry and embroider and yell at the kids. i've had a change in plans; instead of staying til august, yus and i decided it would be better logistically if i went back on my original ticket date, june 12th, to work and get ready for school and go to a family reunion and such things. he will get focused with managing his taxi and he wants to take up tailoring again and do english classes, busybusy. but i'll come back in december and so will my family! another african christmas and it looks like new years too this time. . .
i'm a little scatter brained right now...
it's the heat
and the impending doom of leaving.
for the first time since i've been in niger, my tummy is not good. it rumbles and produces weird things and nothing sounds good for me to eat. even my favorite meal kopto with manioc flour and green leaves and onions and tomatoes is not appealing. everyone says i'm getting thinner and yussef's sister teased me saying it's because i don't want to be big when i get home. maybe it's because the water is different at his house, i don't know.
life is very relaxed now, just visit time, watching kids as usual
but i'm actually gonna pause and commit to a later date, hopefully, because i'm talking to my dad on skype
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