Trust and wait for what is still unseen. Romans 8:24


February 25 2017-Saturday
33 DAYS!! Today I slept until shortly after 9. After I had breakfast (cornflakes with a banana) I walked to the store near the entrance. On the way it started raining! By the time I left the store, it had stopped raining (it does that here, the weather is very unpredictable). Came home, ate lunch, had maddach shloap and totally cleaned the house, then I started baking around 5! WE HAVE SARAN WRAP!!! This is so exciting for me.. lol We haven’t had any and Gabi bought some accidentally, thinking it was something else.. I am SO pumped to have it.. lol Around 6, Anne texted me see if I would like to go for supper with them. They picked me up around 6:30 and we went to a small little restaurant close to Copa C. They served Mexican food there. I had a burrito and salad from the salad bar! We were home around 7:30, I finished baking (I made Oatmeal Banana Choc. Chip Cookies, Unbaked Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Vanilla Cake) and cleaned. Gabi had just left for yogurt shtun so the rest of the evening I was on the phone and skyped a little:) I was feeling pretty tired today.

February 26 2017- Sunday
32 DAYS!! Got up at 7, made Banana Bread and Papaya Banana Muffins. Clearly I’ve been trying not to think. Didn’t work today. I miss everyone. I made pasta with beef, onions, cream and tomato sauce for lunch. Gabi had gone to church in Ibnias and was invited for lunch out there, so I had the house to myself. I didn’t go to church today because I had a little anxiety attack as I was about to leave, it’s a bit scary going there alone and not really knowing anyone. I miss my church a lot. I had maddach shloap until about 3, then skyped with Martin until 9! It was a really good, relaxing day!

February 27 2017- Monday
31 DAYS!! Got up at 7 relaxed in bed until 8. Got up showered and got ready, then cleaned up some laundry and cleaned the house a bit. Had lunch around 12, then around 1 I went to Iliana’s and watched a movie! Came home around 2:30 and slept until 4! After, I had a pretty bad headache so I just kinda sat here not really doing much. After supper I called mom for a while ❤ Miss her so much. Can’t wait to see her. Then I talked to Martin for a while. Im so lucky to have such amazing people in my life. The rest of the evening I just relaxed, had tea and listened to relaxing music. It’s been a good couple of days. Like really good. I enjoy being able to talk to people from home ❤

February 28 2017- Tuesday
30 MORE SLEEPS!!! Today I got up around 8 because the electricians were here. So I got up, and had my coffee outside and played a game of Phase 10 on my iPad. I kinda hung around and felt kinda in stich, so I texted Iliana and asked if she’d want to go to Pailon for lunch. We left shortly after 10. Since it was carnival many places were closed, so we went to a Saltèna place and had a saltèna and a milkshake:) Then we went back home. We were back home around 12. I walked over to Diedrich and Annes and talked with them a while, then I went into one of their guest rooms and had about an hour nap! (I couldn’t at home because of the people that were working there). After my nap I went outside and Anne and I had terere a little bit then we went to La Roca area to weigh a baby that she weighed last time. Then we went to the Martens lady that we got cheese from last time, she invited us in for coffee again:) She is just the sweetest lady. Then we came home and talked to the electricians. They put in more outlets and replaced the old ones with new ones! They also fixed the air conditioners and the shower head (it was only doing very hot or very cold). Now they saw some other stuff that needs to be dealt with so it sounds like we’ll get a whole new kitchen cabinet and they’ll do something with the shower! Makes me excited that it’ll all work better in here! I made supper around 5:30. I made rice with chicken, salsa and cheese! As I was making supper I found out I was supposed to so the songs tomorrow.. SCARY!! I had totally forgotten.. So I was trying to find songs that would be easy to sing in English… I’m kind of having a bit of a panic moment.. I can’t sing spanish and they can’t really sing english.. I’m imagining me standing in front of everyone singing by myself and probably passing out 😮 lol No not that bad, but it’s nerve-wracking! Talked with Martin for a while, then continued trying to find songs. After, I had a shower and now it’s time to hit the hay! 🙂

March 1 2017 – Wednesday
29 SLEEPS!! ❤ Got up around 6, got ready and had a coffee. Felt SOOO nauseous, just figured it was because I was nervous to do the song thing this morning. It went well though, not nearly as bad as what I’d thought. I kept feeling worse and worse as the morning went on. So I went home around 10:30. Lay in bed literally ALL DAY. Whenever I wasn’t sick that is. The highlight of my day was when John and Iliana came to give me.. A TURTLE!!! I was so excited. I have always wanted a turtle, I love them.. (as you probably all realized from my turtle story in Part 1) lol Just been drinking a lot of powerade. Eva came here around 8:30 to bring me some antibiotics.

March 2 2017- Thursday
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRAD!!!  28 MORE SLEEPS!! Woke up around 8, lay in bed all morning though. The pills help, but I still feel pretty nauseous. I opened my windows, put on some inspirational music and just let myself relax. It’s so needed. 🙂 I didn’t really do much all day, I just relaxed, I even did a foot soak and a facial (homemade style) lol but it was good, I needed some ‘me’ time. Today was so good, but then small things seem to trigger and set my mood into a complete slump. I miss being… No guys, sorry.. I’m going to stop writing my blog for a while. I made this blog to encourage, uplift and inspire others, and I feel like I’m doing the exact opposite. So until I have myself in a better place I’ll take a break from this. Take Care.

Prayer Requests:

• That I will be who my students need me to be
• My personal relationship with God
• Health
• Language barrier***
• To truly let Jesus’ love and light shine through me
• To focus on God and make Him number 1 above all else
• For friendships that are forming
• Homesickness
• For my family and friends
• That I will have the patience and wisdom to teach what needs to be taught

***My whatsapp number is +591 70280684.

Thank you everyone,
all my love,
Joanna ❤