June 24, 2011
I’m starting to miss things. I miss coffee, like real coffee. Every now and then I get a mug of instant, but it’s terrible. I am missing hot showers. I am missing the internet and my friends. I am missing variety in food. I am missing looking cute in capris and a tank. I’m missing toilets. I want some ice cream and some chocolate. I miss my privacy. It’s Friday night and it doesn’t feel that way at all. It’s just like any other day now. I still have training tomorrow and even if I didn’t, I would be awoken early by my surroundings. On some positive news, I saw monkeys today. They had blue balls. They were climbing all over the lawn outside training and jumping up into trees. It was pretty cool. We are hoping to get a cell phone this weekend. Also, I’m hoping to be able to post this up soon. We’re also signed up to hike in two weeks. I really am looking forward to that. Jon is progressing much better at Swahili than I. I am so happy for him, but frustrated with myself. I just can’t remember as much. Tonight, my host brother asked me why I don’t speak as much Swahili. It’s really sad to me. I hope I can find a way to lift my spirits soon.