Weather: Beautiful blue skies last week, followed by the aftermath of a new Carribbean hurricane.
Health: Intermittent nausea over the past two weeks, sharply increasing in intensity throughout today. You know something’s wrong when I don’t feel like eating. I am convinced it will dissipate.
Cats: Manchas and Mix are thriving: Manchas thanks to the attention of Maribel, and Mix thanks to the attention of the gringos. Both act like crazy kitens. Hooray!
K’iche’: Verb forms up the wa-zoo. Xkos nujolom.
Books: Have discovered a renewed love of reading. Hooray, it was not entirely quashed by the first year of grad school! Oh, English, how I love thee. How easily understood and entertaining your sentences are, how vivid the pictures painted through your prose… how much my brain thanks you after 5 hours of non-indoeuropean language learning every day.
Family-stay: Pretty good… my 18-year-old host sister sold me a corte (skirt) this morning, which I then found out was extremely over-priced. I know I shouldn’t begrudge the budding entreprenure in my host family, but I can’t help but feel that I was a bit taken advantage of… At least she helped me to put it on!
Sanity: Ebbing… making lists of things to do once I get home. I miss my cats and my friends. And vegetables.