Monday, August 23, 2010

The weekend was very uneventful. It was our first weekend without any actual plans. We ended up going into Meru to the Sports Club on Saturday to swim and then Sunday we went vegetable shopping at the Kiirua Market. Sundays are market days which means that the entire community is all at the market at the same time. Picture Christmas shopping in Toronto minus the concept of personal space. Add to that the fact that we're white and you have a walking freak show. I don't think you ever get used to being the "cirque de Mzungu" wherever you go. Luckily we ran into Geoffrey, one of the maternity nurses at the hospital on our way so he took us around and bartered for us. We ended up with three shopping bags full of carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, onions and pineapple for only 300 kenyan shillings (4 bucks).

Sunday evening, we went to play with the Sunday School kids at the church in the compound. They danced for us and we put temporary Canada tattoos on their hands. We played soccer too! It was girls against boys and I scored the only goal!! .... on my own net. We were in flip flops though so we promised we'd go back next week with running shoes and our A games. We also told them we'd do a dance for them. We are in the process of choreographing, but so far it looks like it might quite possibly be epic.

Seems insane that in 18 days I'll be home! Our work load is finally starting to wind down but the realization that we only have 2 weekends left has put us into panic mode trying to get all the fun things done before we leave.

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