is the last Sunday I will spend with my family
here in Guatemala City. I don't know how to exactly
express the gratitude I feel toward them, but
I am definitely going to try my hardest on Tuesday!
It is going to be so hard to say goodbye. I try
not to let myself think about it.
Saturday, I awoke to the sounds of geese right
outside my door and the boys yelling as they helped
my mom and their mom clean out the pens where
the geese live. Since Doña Luci (the mama goose)
just had baby geese last week, she lives with
them in a separate pen. After I got some good
pictures of the geese and them, Angelica [my host
mom] and I went to her grandma's house in San
Pedro. Her grandma and aunt wear the traditional
dress, but Angelica doesn't. It is interesting
how much change has taken place from just a couple
we got back, the boys were so excited! They wanted
to play cards and play with the gansitos (goslings).
I taught them some new games. Though they love
to play, they get especially excited whenever
I mix the cards! They think I am a professional
card player! I just laugh! I think it's absolutely
morning I went to the market again with Enrique
(my host dad) and Angelica. We bought food, especially
for lunch, because we had company. The cousin
of Enrique and a former student of Enrique's were
invited. Cory, from Canada, lives here now. The
five of us had a wonderful time together with
Enrique and Angelica's invitation. We ate fish
(thankfully Angelica ate my fish head), broccoli
(my favorite!), rice, and salsa and of course,
tortillas. It was wonderful!