Finally the weather is becoming bareable! Whew, before I would be sweating no matter what i´m doing. Now if i´m sitting in the bus and the breeze is blowing, i don´t sweat! Oh what an amazing thing... and just think, its gonna get cooler. well be cooler i actually mean like ya know, low 80s, but still! it will be more than tolerable.
things are going well. getting back to work after the vacation has been fun, but in a week i will have another week off. and this monday is teacher´s day! that means, no class and all day party! that should be fun! i can´t wait, well actually it gives me quite a bit of pena (kinda like embarrassment) to dance in front of the teachers, but they love it, so i´ll just have to suck it up. hey, at least there will be free food and gifts!
also hopefully i´ll get to celebrate the 4th with some other pcvs here in chinandega. should be a good time if we can make it happen. nothing better than celebrating the 4th of july with firneds grilling cheeseburgers in the backyard! I´ll be sure to let you all know how that turns out.
Things in general are going well. The transportation strike has been kept at bay so far, so nothing to worry about on that end. And the weather looks like its starting to cool down. The rain is coming (on and off right now, but that will be changing to just on soon) so that keeps it more or less cool, well there´s at least some cloud coverage to block out the sun. The day of the revolution is coming up soon as well. July 19th, big day here. Not sure how it will be spent. I hear that there are festivities that take place in managua to remember it. I´ll let you know.
Well as you can see, life is just getting back to normal.
However, i did have a very nice elderly man say something very sweet to me 2 days ago when i was riding my bike through town in the rain. "chela fea!" he yells at me, wasn´t that sweet of him. i really should have said thank-you. ya know, nothing makes you feel better than old men yelling "Ugly White Girl!" as you as you pass.
well that´s the exception though, to be honest i don´t get too many "fea"s or "chelona"s (menaing big white girl) usually it´s "mi amor" "gringa" is by far the most popular, sometimes i even get "chelita" (which i know is a lie but it makes me feel good)
well happy 4th of july everyone! hope you all get to go to the parades, and grill out and enjoy life in america. don´t take it for granted this year. we are fortunate to live in a country that truly has indepence. while some argue that with the growing oil crisis we are dangerously becoming dependent on other countries, I´ll confidently say that we are nowhere as vulnerable as we could be. oil dependence is one thing, total economic dependence is another.
So do me this one favor as you´re relaxing in your lawn chair this 4th of july. Pop open a nice cold (really cold b/c it´s really hot here remember) beer (anything but miller, i´m not a fan) take a moment to think about how fortunate our country is, and how hard we work as individuals, families, communities, states, and a nation to keep it that way, raise your can annd take a huge gulp!