sorry for the blog silence... again.
here's what's been going on/things i've been thinking about recently:
:: i'm going to stop talking about all my stomach issues on the blog - it seems like every time i do i end up: getting another stomach bug/bout of food poisoning/weird virus/in a fight with a ridiculous microbe. the last three days were [again] spent under the weather. yuck.
:: the humidity has been back for the last few days. not a fan. i know when the humidity rises because my glasses fall down my nose and i feel like steve urkel constantly trying to push them back up into position with my pointer finger.
:: i just completed day 12 of my yoga challenge (30 days of yoga every day) and am feeling good. i still did yoga when i was sick - which was hard and probably not the smartest decision, but i did it!
:: our school garden is growing and it's awesome! yay for tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, and green peppers!
:: the new peace corps tonga group has arrived and is enjoying training.
:: the standardized test that the class 6 students will take is less than 2 weeks away!
:: i have a tutuku 'ako (school break) next week and i've filled it with work, projects and fun! [swimming with the whales -- eek!]
:: my lesi (papaya) tree is giving me awesome papaya! (i know i told you it smells like baby poop, but if you get it to be the perfect momoho (ripeness) then it's pretty 'ifo (delicious).
:: even in the South Pacific i still have an obsession with pumpkin spice and have recently been putting cinnamon/pumpkin spice in my coffee. feels like fall... even if the mercury is rising.
:: sometimes I sit outside under the mango tree and watch bats. did this last night during a full moon. it was really neat-o.
:: i've recently been obsessed with snail mail... some of you may want to check your mail boxes in 3, 4, maybe 7 weeks time...
:: great big sea is still one of my favorite bands - there is something really funny about listening to an east-coast canadian irish band when you live on a tiny island in the south pacific.
:: my favorite moments of the day are when i get to play with my students outside of class... even though i do like teaching.
:: i got approved for my trip to new zealand in december! yay for getting to see friends and family! :-)
:: i'm officially half way done with peace corps. 50%?! areyoukiddingme?! no. no, i'm not.
and here's a quote i like (just cuz):
Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.
- Carol Pearson