Monthly Archives: May 2011

Starting somewhere

I’ve thought about this a lot lately.  It’s my new mantra, my motto — I am doing what I can, with what I have, where I am.  I keep stumbling upon these words from Theodore Roosevelt…in stories, in day-to-day life, … Continue reading

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New Directions

When I started my blog, I had no idea what direction it would take.  I was clueless when it came to what I wanted to share, or if I had anything to share at all.  However, just shy of the … Continue reading

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A cup and a bucket

I hated bucket baths when I first arrived here.  I despised them.  I dried off after every bath finding soapy spots and shampoo in my hair.  I just didn’t feel clean.  Now, after 307 baths, or 10 months and 3 … Continue reading

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Highs and Lows

It’s funny how kids can drive you bananas one minute and the next minute, you want to squeeze them and never let go.   It’s kinda a lot like the Peace Corps journey – defined by high highs and low lows.  … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

To a mother who wasn’t afraid of living — who did backflips off the diving board and always had ice cream in the freezer.  To a mother who filled the room with her smile and abounding energy  — “I love … Continue reading

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Warm Vanilla Sugar

Laundry detergent.  Lotion.  Chocolate chips.  A good book.  Lemonade.  Almonds.  Mail.  As I finished my bucket bath and lathered my body in Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar lotion, I realized how grateful I was at that very moment.  … Continue reading

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Mappin’ it Out

From the beginning to the end. Questions are now answered — “Is that a Cape Verdean island (pointing to Canada)?” “Is this the whole world?” Traveling the world without leaving Cape Verde…

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