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6 Months Baby!!!

In the beginning of December marked my 6 months in Benin. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, I am a Peace Corps baby (no longer an infant who must be held at all times) who can eat solid food and also scoot around and crawl around a little. Let’s take a look at my highlights:

  • I can make fried yams and tomato sauce
  • I have a stellar closet of clothes thanks to the amazing seamstresses here
  • I teach about 200 kids in total
  • I speak at intermediate high French
  • I’m “learning” Bariba
  • I love taking motorcycles everywhere
  • I can make amazing rice
  • I can sleep through the 5 am call to prayer (50% of the time)
  • I make a fantastic fudge
  • I can make delicious deviled eggs
  • My apple cider is astoundingly delectable
  • I think everyday I’m 2 degrees away from having a heat stroke
  • I got a cat
  • My cats name is Jadzia
  • My house is still pretty empty
  • My students are amazing artists
  • Netflix is my best friend
  • I also made volunteer friends… they are also cool
  • My phone got stolen
  • I voted myself Best Dressed EVER lol
  • Every time I make it to a city I get ice cream
  • I got into a mini motorcycle accident. No worries all is well.
  • I found a nail salon where I can get manicures and pedicures in Cotonou
  • I tell people I am a mother now and when they ask I show them my new cat
  • I am obsessed with the Marvel series on Netflix
  • Every other day I find a lizard in my house… no biggie I’m not scared of them anymore and I’ve named them all Dax (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine reference)
  • I still love ice cream with all heart
  • My French has gotten better but my Bariba has not
  • I have traveled all up and down Benin
  • I’ve milly rocked on so many new blocks
  • I have a goal of reading all the books in the Parakou workstation and so so far I have read about 12 out of Hella.
  • I’ve mastered enough French to be as dramatic as I want to be.
  • I love hashbrowns
  • I’m a snack person not a meal person
  • That being said unless the meal is super easy to make or I’m randomly super motivated that day I lose my appetite when it’s time to cook
  • I lost a little weight ( a combination of me not eating as much as I use to, me eating pretty health and organic not by choice, me sweating my life away and my intake of water increasing a million percent)
  • Send me a care package or letter!!!
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