Monday, December 05, 2005

Wow, I can't believe it's been over a month since I've posted anything. I tried a few weeks ago but ran out of time on the internet before I could send. I am now in Cape Coast, and have been sworn in as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Our swearing in was nice and included the new Ambassador. My host family made me a dress, which matched my sisters and my brother had an outfit with the same fabric. The funny part was the other PCT named Sarah had the same fabric. It was funny.

I left Techiman just two days ago. My host family was great, especially my sister Dorothy. I will miss her and am sure I will see her again in the next two years. About two weeks ago I got a little sick, but am fine now. I did have to get some blood taken to be sure it wasn't malaria, which I knew it wasn't. The nurse pricked me a few times, which wasn't fun, but she was really cute and nice. She kept apologizing, which at the time I didn't know she was doing. I thought she was telling me to stop moving. When I found out she was actually saying sorry, I liked her even more. It was sweet.

My actually village is Mosomagor. Right now I am in Cape Coast so I can get some essentials before heading to the village. I have accumulated more stuff and my bags are quite heavy. I still can't believe it's December.

Thanksgiving was wonderful, one I will always remember. Our training group (49 of us) decided that we would have a traditional dinner. The Peace Corps gave us three turkeys, which some of my fellow trainees slaughtered and cooked, I did not choose to be a part of that. They then cooked the turkeys. We all made various food. Erin, a friend from Michigan/Illinois, and I chose to make cucumbers and onions. It was hard to find vinegar but we found some cider vinegar and made it with that. I couldn't believe what people made. We had the best apple crisp, stuffing, vegetables, turkey, etc. It was really a great celebration. I think it was the first time since arriving in Ghana that I was completely stuffed!

Let's's been so long I'm trying to think of what's been happening.

Now that I'm going to site I think I'll be able to post more. It'll take me a while to get into a routine but I'm sure I will shortly. Thank you for your support - I love reading my emails, letters, and posts. I treasure all of them.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah,

I have been thinking of you alot lately. I am so glad to hear you are fine. Thanksgiving sounded great. Everyone at IHQ misses you.

Take care,

8:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm was so glad to get your email and see that you finally got a chance to post. I'm sure you are incredibly busy, and can't wait to see some pics of you and the location. I love you and miss you terribly!!! Stay safe.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Sarah!
Are you still checking your wowokay e-mail address...that is the only one I have for you! Anyway, I am so happy to hear things are going well for you. I really miss talking to you on the phone, I have lots to tell you:)


5:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your trip so far sounds like it has been quite an adventure already! Take care and stay safe!


12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Sarah,
It's now Christmas Eve here, so it's probably Christmas there...Just wanted to say Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you! Love you and miss you!

--Your brother--

3:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey girl, miss ya...just wanted to wish ya a merry christmas and i hope you have an awesome '06!!! miss ya!!! i love you

11:35 AM  

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