Friday, July 4, 2008

4th of July

So for the 4th I had to read in spanish part of the declaration of independence. It was pretty tough as the words were somewhat unfamiliar and my pronouncation has been a bit weak lately. But Silvana told me that this happens to everybody, that you feel like you are having a huge step back and then shortly after your learning just explodes...lets hope the second half is better than the first.

I was a chef today. I grilled on a rather rustic, half-baked grill in a flower bed on the 7th floor patio hamburgers and we had chips and a nice cake. The cake was beautifully decorated by a student here who just finished her 6th month and is done at the school. We had a nice party and ate too much...the American tradition, right? I also decided to take a Sunday day trip to a laguna to the south and west. I am kinda excited to be out of the house...I get stir crazy and tired of constantly studying.

I also am shocked that I only have 2 weeks left here in Quito. Time flies and I feel like this is kinda like a home for me. I do miss everyone and many of the US things like driving and my own pillow. I hope everyone is having a fun 4th of July!!

1 comment:

halleyjng said...

Sooooo....when you get home you'll have to call me so we can get together. I've moved into my new apartment in Jackson, and am loving it. Can't wait to see you and Amy!