After a good month, I have an overwhelming amount of things to blog about. Although I have a pretty good excuse for about every weekend in April, I have no more except that my list is a bit daunting. Just the big things are…
- Holy Week and Easter
- Our get away to earth lodge
- Guatemala sign language class
- Coffee and music museum
- All my friends (parasites, lice, and immigration..)
And what about all the stuff in between? Like my class or workshop or section of boys or my Harry Potter adventure?!?
Well, I decided to do the only reasonable thing. I’m going to Haiku-it up (but not for everything).
Big parade with the whole townJesus is risen
Play outside all day
soccer games, I mean fútbolsand volleyball too
Three hundred childrenPaint three hundred Easter eggs
Can we find them all?
Kermes? What is that?
It’s my turn to lead
Find prizes to win
Little hard on my back
Its summer and hot
Splish splish splash thanks Em
Everyone is soaked
But still big success
Critters Time to wash my sheets
And use horrible shampoo
Can’t escape the lice
Belly feels too full
I will give them names
To help me cope with their stay
Can be my small friends
Yesterday, Shawn, Charlotte, and I went to this really neat coffee farm with a museum. We learned all about coffee and how it’s grown and made. I’m inspired to get a coffee tree or two someday – although only to supplement what I drink… A grown coffee tree makes one pound of coffee a year or 44 cups. Whoa, I wonder how many coffee trees are supporting my habit…
Need to get passport
Not many people
The sign says “we’re closed”
Now for the third time
Also we went to a Mayan music museum. We learned a lot about different Mayan instruments and materials they used like turtle shells, horse jaws, and special wood from a tree called hormigo. It was super interesting, especially how cultures are always mixing up and creating different unique versions. For example the marimba, which is kind of like the xylophone, is the most important and well known musical instrument in Guatemala. However it probably doesn’t originate in any way from the Mayans, but a better guess is from the African slaves the Spaniards brought over. Huh.
Well – I hope I covered the last month pretty well though missing a lot. I'm in the second half of the 5th book with Harry. Its still going and the tension is still building.