May 20 2017- Saturday
Got up around 9, cleaned up and Martin came over around 11. Been raining since yesterday morning. Like hardcore. It’s awesome. Went to Pailon and picked up saltenas #saltenasaturday. Then went to Anne & Diedrich and ate. Then came home, Martin practiced pianos had a bit of a nap. After, we had coffee outside. Then Martin went to Anne&Diedrichs to work on the motorbike a bit. I stayed at home and relaxed outside. (It stopped raining for a while!! Made little potatoes and varcsh for supper. Watched a movie in the evening.

May 21 2017- Sunday
Got up at 7:30, got ready, Martin came over around 8, made omelettes for breakfast. Went to church around 8:45. After church, Martin called a taxi and we went to the city!! We went to a place for lunch, we ordered meat (we had pork) and we could get the rest in a buffet. After lunch, we went to Los Pozes and I bought some clothes. (was soo needed.) After, we went to take out money, then we went to the mall. We sat in Starbucks and had chai and cunepé, it was so good!! After we walked around in the mall, looking for shoes, rubber boots and pens. Only found some pens, then headed back to avion pirata, to go back to Pailon. We were back home around 5. Had leftovers for supper. And relaxed in the evening. Had a motorbike ride on Martins bike:):)

May 22 2017- Monday
Got up at 5:30, got ready for school. Martin came over around 6 and we had coffee. I went to school around 6:45. Martin had planned on leaving for Carino but sounds like his family will come here tomorrow anyway so he decided to stay and wait for them. So when I got home from school, we went to Pailon for lunch. We both hopped on Martins bike and off we were! Had food at Ali’s. Tasted good, was very full though, so we sat with a different couple at the same table, was a little awkward lol. When we got back I tried to sleep a little but couldn’t seem to fall asleep. So Martin played piano and I journaled. Then we played a few rounds of aggravation and chilled outside for bit. Martin left to go to Anne Diedrichs around 5, and got picked up by his parents. I heated up leftovers from lunch and watched a few episodes, then listened to music and journaled. Went to bed at 9.

May 23 2017- Tuesday
Got up at 6:45, got ready for school. Went to school around 7:30. Iliana wasn’t feeling very good, so I told her she could go home if she liked. Which meant I had all the conversation classes myself. It was a bit overwhelming. But it worked. After school, I rearranged and cleaned the house! Then made mini baked potatoes for supper. After supper I watched cartoons, journaled and had a smoothie. Was a pretty good day.

May 24 2017- Wednesday
Got up at 6, got ready for school. School went well today, Wednesdays are one of my most chill days. After work I ate, and relaxed a bit, then went to Ilianas shortly after 3. We oiled our hair, painted our nails and she even gave my hair a bit of a trim! Was really needed to have a little girl time! I went home shortly after 5, showered and started getting ready, Martin arrived just as I was finished! I made supper. Just relaxed in the evening.

May 25 2017- Thursday
Today was no school! So I slept until about 8, then I got up and got ready, Martin and I had planned to go to church, but didn’t after all because we weren’t even sure if there was church, since no one knew about it. So we watched a sermon by Charles Stanley. Then we played some aggravation, and went to Anne Diedrichs a bit so Martin could do some laundry. After, we went home, and I made lunch (chicken&pasta.) Then had a nap. After, we went to Iliana and Johns for terere. We were there until shortly after 5. Then Martin and I went on his bike and checked out how long the line (there has been a block for the last few days.) When we were back, we asked John and Iliana if they would like to go for supper in Pailon with us, so we left for Pailon around 6. Went to Saborys for supper! Was good! As we were eating, the bloqueo opened! Martin and I went back to Villa Nueva after supper. We watched A movie and had popcorn in the evening.

May 26 2017- Friday
Got up at 5:30, got ready, and Martin came for coffee around 6. Had coffee then went to school. After our regular lineup, the whole school went to the church across the road. Many of the mothers were there, since it is Dia de Madre (Mothers Day) tomorrow. So many of the classes shared poems and short skits, it was pretty special! It lasted from 7:30 to 10:00. After that, classes resumed as normal. After work, I came home, played some games with Martin, relaxed. Made taco wraps for supper.

May 26 2017- Saturday
Got up around 8, got ready, and relaxed a bit. I journaled and listened to music, ate papaya until Martin came over around 10. Around 11 we went to Pailon and had Saltenas. Came home right after. We relaxed and played games (Aggravation & Monopoly.) We tried to make matè, but didn’t have the right yarba, so we asked Diedrich what he uses and bought that at the store in Villa Nueva. Diedrich came over to show us how to do it. Then we played games and had matè, it was good! At 6, we went for supper in Pailon with Iliana and John! Then went to the market and bought some movies, we bought 10, for 8$! Came home and Watched Fast8.

May 28 2017- Sunday
Got up around 7, got ready made breakfast (toast and cereal) and when Martin got here we ate and left for church! Church was kinda like a mothers day program and parenting message, but it was still good. After church, we made pancakes and eggs for lunch. Its so cold I wore 2 pairs of pant, 2 pairs of socks, a shirt and a hoodie.. its COLD. After lunch we watched Bugs Bunny and Robin Hood haha. Around 3, Iliana and John came over for matè. We had matè and played aggravation, Iliana and I won.. thrice haha. After we played a few rounds of uni, then a few rounds of president! Was a really good time, they left around 6. I made (or tried to make) chicken bbq pizza and fries. I salted the fries WAYYY to much and the pizza tasted like cardboard, so that was nice lol. After supper, we finished Robin hood and watched Moana. Then Martin left I I hit the hay.

May 29 2017- Monday
Got up around 5:30, was SOOO tired. Martin came over around 6 and we had coffee. It is SOOOOOO cold outside.Like for real. But it was still a good day!:) I finally feel like I know what I’m doing!:):):):) Diedrich came to my place while I was working and fixed my wi-fi! I’m super thankful for that! buying data was beginning to get expensive. After school, I came home and Martin and I went for lunch in Pailon, had melanasa! Then we searched for a rain jacket outfit thing for him, and bought some fruit and veggies! Kiwi is starting to be in season I think:) Also bought myself a pair of runners, I was only using flip flops until now and it was getting super cold! When we got home, we had matè and played some games. For supper I made chicken stir fry and garlic bread and Martin made rice! It actually was good, lol. Then after we had matè and relaxed. I interested a bit because I’m taking pictures for Ilianas wedding and just want to get some ideas. Then I decided to make apple crisp randomly lol. Was a good evening:)

May 30 2017- Tuesday
Got up at 6:30, got ready and made coffee. Martin came over around 7. Winter schedule starts at school today which means school starts a half hour later!! On Tuesdays I had a free period first thing so I didn’t have to be at school today until 8:30!! Had coffee, made toast and cut up some kiwi! Majorly relaxed until about 8:15 then headed off to school!

Prayer Requests:
• I will continue to become more adapted to this life
• 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 & relationships
• Homesickness
• Patience, wisdom, courage, love

***My whatsapp number is +591 70280684.

Thank you everyone,
all my love,
Joanna ❤