friday was a good day. we got to crash the primary school's Christmas party at the beach. About 25 kids splashing around was a lot of fun...and having Christmas parties at the beach is a little bit of a novelty to us volunteers from the States.
Mrs. Pinder is the 1st and 2nd Grade teacher. She told me that she literally hasn't swam in decades because of inner ear surgery. This day she proudly wore her bathing suit and swam like a fish! All the kids LOVED it! She raced them and play all the games. It was really fun watching her.
I stayed until time to go fly to Nassau to pick up Abe and KP. It was a fun flight as storms were building up. We're learning that weather forecasting is a luxury. All turned out well and we came back with the plane at max gross weight with food for the team next week and donated paint. There was so much paint that we actually had to leave 3 5 gal buckets in Nassau to bring back another time!
Today was spent cleaning and getting the camp really ready for the team to come tomorrow. Lisa is a girl from down the street and in 5th grade. She's really cute and came over today and helped me put up Christmas lights on our tiki merchandise hut...then! she told me that she wanted to bake a cake. That's how the afternoon was spent: chocolate cake with dr. suess-like icing, it was lime green. She was really fun and that girl can seriously eat..a lot. She had 1/2 bag of popcorn mixed with cheese puffs, a small bowl of ice cream, chocolate covered peanut butter cracker, and a piece of cake all in the time that we were baking. Almost impressive.
This week's team is on their way here. 11 girls and 3 guys, Millsaps College.
The epiphany I had this week is that I honestly think I could listen to blues music everyday of my eternal life and never love it any less. honest. and, hence this post's title.