Archive for the 'Holidays' Category

Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

A day late, anyway…

I had an excellent day, giving headlamps to my host parents and feeding the children candy. The food was incredible, but that’s for another day’s post. As you can see in the picture, my little sister Miriam is here to visit until New Year’s!!

I’ll be leaving Friday to spend a week in Ziguinchor and the Casamance region, where I should have access to internet. Also, I have been uploading photos. I have not sorted through them, labeled them, or put them in sets, but they’re still worth a look if you’ve got time to spare.

How were your holidays, and what did you do??

Yes I am a tailor, why do you ask?

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

I haven’t been doing anything terribly interesting lately, which ought to explain the lack of postage. Unless you count the interesting headaches and upper spinal aches* I’ve been having, which if they insist on becoming anymore interesting will be taking an extremely interesting trip to the doctor. Oh what fun.

I did get my clothes back from the tailor with only a small amount of Playing Chicken, however they are not exactly as I imagined them to be. I anticipated this, but I’m still a little disappointed. The top of the two piece outfit is far too loose, and the dress…

This is what my mother had to say about the dress: “You should not spend any more money at the tailors here. You should buy fabric and take it back with you, and make things there because this is a pretty fabric, and look!! Look what he made with it!!”

Mind you, this was said all said in rapid French. Perhaps if I get brave I’ll take a picture of the devastation. Thank goodness I have a fair quantity left.

Tomorrow is Tabaski. I’m going to hide in my house until the sheep slaughter is finished, and then I’ll be celebrating with one of my friends as my family is Christian.

Happy holidays!!

* The spine is just when I walk.