I´ve accumulated quite the collection of fun and interesting pictures in the month that I´ve been here, and I´ve been trying SO hard to post them online for the past 5 days! I put a few up to the right to start with, but I´m hoping to find a better way to post pics in the future. Until then, I hope these help you to better imagine my life here in Quito...(if you or someone you know has facebook, I did just make an album on there - I´m a little more familiar with that site :)).
Although it has been a great first week of teaching, I am so glad it´s Friday! Six hours of sleep a night and 12-14 hours of working each day is proving to take it´s toll. I´ve been pretty sick with a cold and stomach stuff (again! I have a feeling it might be a weekly occurence...) these last few days, so I´m definitely looking forward to resting and recuperating this weekend.
Computacion concluded on a good note on Wednesday, but I was relieved to not have to teach a 4 hour class again until Monday. I absolutely LOVE my english class. The girls are adorable and so fun to teach. They repeat EVERYTHING I say, and I can´t help but laugh sometimes. We´re learning colors right now, and I´m not sure if they´ve actually retained anything yet, but we sure do have fun coloring, dancing, laughing, and trying to understand each other. During every class so far, I have wished that friends and family from home could experience this with me...so, for those of you who are considering visiting (yay!), I cannot wait to take you to my classes and introduce you to my students. I know you will love it/them!
That´s it for this one. I have to hurry back to the Center to teach my adult classes at 5 and 6:30, then it´s out on the town to meet up with the other volunteers for dinner and drinks (yeah, so much for resting and recuperating...we have to celebrate a successful first week though!).