My adventures serving in the Peace Corps

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Hard to believe that it's only two days away. 2010=the last year of my Peace Corps service=I'm coming home in less than eight months... wow. Nothing too sensational has happened since my last blog post, but I had to put another one up so you could see pictures of my kittens!!! They were alive and well when I got back to post, although I didn't discover this until a while after I had gotten home and searched for them to no avail and had started bawling! I eventually heard little sniffing sounds and found the kittens behind the books on my shelves. They looked healthy and happy; I think Belle had just hidden them there when she heard the door open. Belle has been really good about feeding them and cleaning them and laying with them; they are SO darling- enjoy the pictures and video! I left them in my house this time around for a few days, but I'm much less nervous about it now :) The rest of Christmas Eve and Christmas day were a lot of fun. On the 24th we went to a nice Italian restaurant for dinner and made gingerbread cookies, and spent most of Christmas day cooking an elaborate dinner that was basically Thanksgiving with steak instead of turkey- can't go wrong there! We lit Christmas-y candles, turned up the AC so we could wear sweatshirts and played Christmas music all day. I also got to talk to most of my family back home, which was really nice. All in all, a really nice time! Back at post, I mostly relaxed and spent time with the kittens. John Mark came to Lobogo last night and we just hung out and walked around the market. We headed down to Cotonou this afternoon, and we're gonna treat ourselves to some nice meals and possibly a swimming pool to celebrate New Years :) Saturday, it's back to post and back to the grind of teaching! Thanks for all of the help for Camp GLOW so far: we have raised almost $900. But, over $5000 to go, so please let your friends and coworkers know! Happy New Year!


loehrke said...

Sooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!
Congratulations Belle!!
Congratulations Angelina!!!
Happy New Year, Mark Loehrke (Carly's dad)

Judith A. Johnson said...

The kittens are of course adorable!!! They should make your new year happy for a while. I hope you do get that swim, too. I envy you that!
Judy (Carly's mom)

Maman et Papa said...

Hello and Happy New Year Angelina!

I had tried to leave a comment on your last entry but it did not go through - sorry!

We are very appreciative of all that you have done to support Catherine. She sounded so great on Christmas Eve and after, we feel this is the result of you and others being there with her. Thank you so very much - truly what the spirit of Christmas is, is in your heart!

Love - Therese and Xavier Wauters