What have I been up to? At this point I am counting the days until I go home (about 3 months), trying to raise the rest of these funds to construct the new women's center (see previous blog entry), and essentially doing my best to maintain my mental equilibrium.
I continue to have an occasional run-in with a tarantula getting into my house somehow (most recent one was about 4 nights ago), however last night, while I was showering at my former host family's house, I came across a smaller but deadlier critter. A scorpion in the shower. It was so small I had to lean in close to tell what it was, was shocked when I realized it was a scorpion, but then a bit more shocked when it didn't move the entire time I showered. Interesting. So today I consulted my local mother who informed me that it was likely not dead, because staying still is typical scorpion behavior. At that moment, I almost saw my life flash before my eyes. Good thing, however, that I kept a close watch on it as I showered and was therefore ready to kill it with my flip-flop at the drop of a dime.
That's all for now folks, please visit my Peace Corps Partnership Project's website and give as much (or as little) as you can. We are truly making a difference in the lives of poor, rural women for generations to come.