Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Rain Day!

No snowdays here (maybe on very top of kilimanjaro) but we are having a "rainday" break from school. Not sure if it will go all day? We haven't had rain in a long time - the actual long rains don't begin until march. This is a welcome break from heat! The pic is looking out my front door.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A great box of books from Darien Connecticut!

A group in Darien, Connecticut (Darien Book Aid, bookaid@aol.com) donates small boxes of books to those serving in Peace Corps assignments around the world.  I'm not sure how long they have existed, but all I had to do was to contact this lady, Peggy Minnis, and as soon as they had a set of donated books, they sent to us as a donation!  They did a great job of selecting a range of books; in fact, I will probably read many of them!  Some of the books are:  The Prince and the Pauper, Of Mice and Men, The Red Pony, The Odyssey, Caddie Woodlawn, The Spiderwick books, a couple of dictionaries, Treasure Island, and Pirates of the Carribbean among others.  It was a great box to open!! 
(Top picture: Jamboh, Albert, Dakota,  Middle picture:Joseph, Philip, John, Madame, Jamboh, Bottom picture: Jamboh, Albert, Dakota)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

My Lovely Salad

Yet another food blog. I know some of you say that my salad is rabbit food (not "real" food) but try living most of a year without lettuce and cucumbers ... you just might miss them. Well, in the last two weeks Ive been able to get both and added tomatoes, carrots, some olive oil with a bit of sprinkled basil and cashews to make a great meal. Only prob is I have to eat the whole thing because no way to save it. Eating tonight by candlelight and listening to Pavorotti. Life is indeed good at this moment. Moral of story? Enjoy little moments and it adds up to a lifetime of great memories. [Okay, yeah, that was too corny. What do you expect? Im a math teacher, not a poet!] Now if I could get good, fresh strawberries! That's the ticket.