Tuesday, March 2, 2010
A couple things.... I have a lot of homework! But, I am grateful because I am learning all sorts of new vocabulary - and it is very useful at the hospital! Today was another lovely day with the kids and the patients. I just have to talk about something that I absolutely love about the kids....their smiles! Oh it just makes me so happy every single day. They can't speak, can't walk, can't feed themselves, can't really do anything - but man these kids can smile. Take Perlita for example... the cutest girl in the world - huge beautiful eyes, long dark eyelashes, perfect skin, and multiple sclerosis. I was giving her her amazingly delicious mixture of bread, chocolate milk, and banana (all mixed together)... and after almost every bite I was rewarded with a humongous toothy smile. It makes it all completely worth it. Even if they spew their mashed beans all over my scrubs... if they smile afterwards then I really couldn't care less. SO CUTE!
In the clinic today we saw a lot of women... one of whom had no idea that she was 5 months pregnant. She just came in because she was having some stomach pains and SORPRESA - her family is about to go from 4 people to 5. Asi es la vida.
I am visited by bloody shrimp nearly every day. Yep... it's like clockwork. In the afternoon there is usually a knock at the door and I open it to find some Guatemalans swinging bloody HUGE shrimp in my face. I have yet to have any desire to buy one. I'm sure if I do have the urge to buy I will have an opportunity very soon. Probably tomorrow.
I have been discussing with my new friend Cory that our hostel would be the perfect place for a reality show. Really. Perfect! Someday soon I am going to write about all of the people there... so stay tuned!
I'm going to institute at 7:30 so I need to go find some dinner in the calle. Don't worry, I'll avoid the bloody shrimp.
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