Friday, January 11, 2013

Back to Reality...

Coming back from vacation for Americans is usually a relief.  Usually, at least with my family, you've cleaned the house before you left so that when you get home, you can quickly put all your suitcase items in their pre-designated places, throw the laundry in the wash, and spend the rest of the day relaxing.  Well, it's no surprise that things are completely opposite in Paraguay.

That rats have been busy, friends.  It doesn't appear that they ate anything this time though.  They just like to run around and poop everywhere apparently.  Figures.  Almost one night out of site and everything had a half-inch layer of dust on it.  Also, my demo-plot is a jungle:

That crotalaria gets tall pretty fast

Also, the frogs and the spiders... I'm pretty sure there are more spiders in there now than there were before I moved in, when my landlord was just using the house for bean storage.  They're EVERYWHERE, and in EVERYTHING.  My shoes, my dresser, my cup that I use when I brush my teeth.  WAKALA.  It's so gross.  I hate spiders, but we do have an arrangement.  The ones that live on the walls can live, but the second they land on the floor, they're dead.  Violation of this contract results in severe punishment, usually involving a shoe or one of my sandals, with no dignity as I scrape it off on the side of my porch floor.  Learn the lesson Spiders-- I'm not messin' around.
This one gets to live.  They rarely leave the walls.

This one got to die.  I don't like the hairy ones.
I had a wonderful time in the States.  It was fun to see my family and friends, I enjoyed 2.5 weeks of cold, snowy weather, and drank every cup of coffee I could get my hands on.  I seriously went to starbucks at least 12 times.  Amazeballs.

I'm going to try to do a better job in 2013 of keeping this blog updated.  I love to write, and so even if I don't have anything going on, I should be at least submitting something a couple of times a week.  New goal! I have a my yearly medical check-up in Asuncion next week, so I've going to be traveling for a bit longer.  I have some exciting new developments coming up though, so be sure to check back!

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