Written about 2 weeks ago, but wanted to take a chance to share with everyone.
Last night we had a good-bye party for Corvis with some of the kids from our class since he is leaving to go back to the states at the end of this week.
Each month we try to do some form of an activity with the students from my class, just a chance to get them together and hang out outside of class. For the past two months we have had dinners of American food at my house. The first one we had hamburgers, and last night we decided that we would try to make chili.
I am pretty sure that I have only ever made chili once before, so I just played guess and check and threw some ingredients into the crock pot that i borrowed from Wendy and hoped for the best.
So after Spanish class with Ben I took the bus home to begin making the chili.
It was one of the most packed buses that i have been on, but I was thankful to have a spot near the door so I was not quite as smushed as some of the other people in it.
Fortunately, I did not have to bring groceries home with me this time, I was able to buy everything that I needed from the pulperia (small store) at the end of my street. I must have made 10 trips there while preparing since I kept thinking of other things that I needed to get.
Two of the girls, Nazareth and Guadalupe, came over early to help with the cooking and to hang out for awhile. After we finished cleaning up, we sat and had some coffee.
Painted our nails and wore our henle headbands. At some point in the evening, they began playing dress up in my clothing and accessories and even used the opportunity to use my make-up, shower, and wash their hair.
Then, Nazareth helped me by cooking the rice.
Cooking rice here is much harder than it looks.
We had a great time eating the chili and rice.
Then we started watching The Day After Tomorrow, but then the power went out and in order to break up the massive pillow fight that started we took a walk up to Jairo’s store to deliver chili to him and to Pablo
What a blast, chili and fun hanging out.
I am blessed to be able to work with this group of youngsters, I cannot wait for our event next month. We are going to hike up the lookout and have a picnic.
- Lauren Britt