It was fun watching our kids see a baseball game (for many, their first) and a American style celebration.
So far, the program is going very well. They haven’t quite been here a week yet, but they are starting to get comfortable I think and are adjusting to the food. The group overall is SO SWEET. My guys have a hard time listening all the time, but today I was able to entertain them with my Spanish skills for about 10 minutes. I taught them how to say “I love basketball” and “I’m not wearing underwear” at their request.
Being home is overwhelming. I’ve been back a little over a week and I’ve probably been asked 150 times what I’m doing after I graduate. Applying for student loans is proving to be more difficult than ever and I’ve started making preparations for the Praxis II exams I’ll be taking next spring (Spanish K-12 and teaching English to foreign language speakers). This is all happening so quickly… today I miss Costa Rica more than ever. I was never really homesick for Spain but looking at pictures from Costa Rica just brings me to tears.
I did teach my group (6th grade boys) “tranquilo”. Basically I just tell them that all the time because they are in such a hurry and run EVERYWHERE, but secretly, I’m just telling myself to chill out.
Read about the happiest place on earth here.
So I mourned the loss of my lens cap in Monteverde…it fell to its death off one of the swinging bridges. Oops. Today I finally replaced it from Peace Camera and got one of those elastic band things that lets it hang when its not in use. A big muchas gracias to my sweet boyfriend who came to the rescue once I realized that (again) I had forgotten to put my wallet in my purse.