Greg and Gideon in the Library--too bad the smell doesn't come through.

Aaron the Programmer

Aaron the Programmer

 

Jeff's Corner

Jeff's Corner

Nikki, Rockin' art teacher!

Nikki, Rockin' art teacher!

 

Vincent, my colleague and roommate

Vincent, my colleague and roommate

Girl in pink in front of school

Girl in pink in front of school

 

I have met all my professional development goals in the last two days for the last ten years! I made two power point presentations and have learned how to use a smart board. I am on a roll.

 

Not driving has given me dramatically more time—I completed the back of my knit tank top even. (Let me add not doing ANY yard work, and very little house work.) In addition to the bread seller, I now have a favorite vegetable seller (I bought: 1 lb of tomatoes, 1 enormous head of lettuce, four cucumbers, bunch of cilantro, bunch of mint, 1 generous lb of green beans, 3 grapefruit, 2 papayas, 2 lbs of potatoes, 2 zucchinis, 1 small head of cauliflower, lemons, a watermelon and four carrots—all for $12), and a two new favorite corner stores where I can get eggs, tomato paste in tiny tins, milk, soda (mostly for belly aches), matches, and chocolate. (you can also get soap and 3 (!) ply toilet paper!) Allegra and I made potato latkes and apple sauce. Noeline, our helper, made me eggplant salad, and if I leave beans soaking overnight, they become yummy cooked beans when I get home. Chopped fruit is always in a bowl and you should have seen the green salad left for us tonight—with cooked green beans and cracked olives. YUM! (I made a red lentil dhal two nights ago that was scooped up to the last drop.) The school catering “Zoo-Zoo” is really nice—Lebonese (like many of the businesses and food services here). They cook the gyros right on the premises. Schwarmas (a wrap) with choice of chicken or beef gyros, French fries (yup), garlic sauce, lettuce, onion, tomato, pickle and cabbage—5.00 ghana cedis. (I think the dollar is about 1.4 cedis) A small, small miniature yogurt on the other hand, is 1.5 cedis.

Did I tell you about the trip to the hotel pool where the generator was so loud by the pool that I went home with a major headache?

 I have a late start this morn and there is something I wanted to look up and forget what it is. I’ve made myself the teacher advisor to the after school trips to OSU Children’s home and signed up for a Habitat for Humanities trip in January. And now I want to host a “stitch and folk music” afternoon for us geeky knitters, crochet-ers, and stitchers. Whatta geek.

More soon, I’m sure. xo A

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