Peace Corps

January 8, 2008

January 8, 2008

“2008 is here. Remember, life is short. Break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything.”
-Edgar, a friend

Sammy paws and chases a bottle cap around the hallway; I think she likes the sound of it clinking on the floor. She has proven to be good company to me, with the exception of her attack on one of my backyard lizards almost the size of herself, inside the house! How funny it must have been to my Carpenter next door when I ran outside of the house to ask him if he was afraid of lizards and if not, could he please get one out of my bedroom?! She’s a pain in the ass that I love, how about that. She pissed on my door curtains but then again it probably serves me right for making her wear a bandana this evening. And she sneezes on me in the middle of the night but she sleeps just next to me, and she purrs loudly when I pick her up and hold her like a baby after she’s been following me around for a while. I leave the door open and she sits right outside, observing all of the market people that walk by, but never leaves the porch. She did get to eat part of a steak yesterday; I wouldn’t leave my owner either. She must be the most spoiled kitten in Cameroon.

I saw my students again today as classes started this week. It was nice to fresh start again, but yet with a handle on things, much more confident than TL four months ago. For my own amusement, I did a lesson on saying “no” to sex with my older kids. They did well with discussion, and instead of getting upset when they started yelling over each other, I got a bit of satisfaction that they were moved to get passionate and talking about this. That means that their wheels are turning; that was good enough for me today. My little ones were excited to review the hokey pokey, and that seemed to be good enough for me too.

About Tara

Tara received her degree in French and Communications before jetting off to serve Cameroon for 2 years with the Peace Corps. She has forever since been inspired to serve in humanitarian projects around the world. She's a writer, tour guide, business owner, property manager, wifey, dog mom, and traveler. Tara lives in Dallas, Texas, where she's happily married to the tech genius who keeps her website pretty.