Friday, August 22, 2014

Other various things about living alone

1. I waste so. much. food. I just can't keep up with my fruits and veggies in this heat. Not to mention they're all deliciously organic, so there aren't any preservative sprays and whatnot, and so I'm always finding one variety of rotten cherries or carrots (the later of which smell just like an old man.)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Glowing Some More...(Gjirokaster)

When Laurel invited me to help at her GLOW camp, she gave me the opportunity to finally see a city that had captured my interest both in literature and history - Gjirokaster. Among its famous residents are Ismail Kadare (Nobel prize for Literature nominee, and national treasure of Albania) and Enver Hoxha (WWII rebel leader turned communist dictator from 1944 to his death in 1985). Checking out that city chock full with interest and beauty, doing camp with bright and bubbly girls, and experiencing some b-e-a-YOUteous nature made for an awesome week.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Let's GLOW some more! (Vau Dejes)

I am GLOW-ing all over the place this summer. It's awesome. Not only did Megan and I get to run our own awesome camp, I've been invited to some camps put on by other PCVs. This week, I'll post a new camp every day.

First up was Erin's camp in Vau Dejes - actually, my first camp of the summer. Vau Dejes was also special because the girls were older - and, as such, we could connect with them on a deeper level and delve into some heavier topics. We covered successful women, goal setting, personal hygiene, wound care, period care, sex ed, communication skills, team work, and so much more. The pictures below are in no real order, seeing as I stole them all from Erin's and Megan's facebooks and as such are in random download order and I'm too lazy to copy and paste them in chronological there. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Mistress of Mischief

Lena is on FIRE lately.

Most of it, on the surface, she seems to be entirely serious about. But after spending oodles of time with her for the past year, I've come to think a bit differently (one could almost say...indulgently). She's a hopeless troublemaker: most of the outrageous things she says and does is just to piss me (and others) off - and if you blink, you'll miss her gleeful little smirk. Here's a collection of her most recent gems: