Category Archives: Africa

Extension life: English is confusing

When I moved from Ohio to Utah I remember having to change one word of my vocabulary. I received too many comments when I would say “pop” while working as a cashier at Target, so I forced myself to remember … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: The view from my table

Yes, the elusive, hand-me-down table has arrived.     I can now seat seven (or more if you bring your own chair!) and do 1,000 piece puzzles.  It took two tries to get it into my house, but it was eventually … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: The view from my desk

I have been at work for two weeks. I have spent most of my time learning about social media marketing and reviewing what PSI Eswatini currently is doing.     If any kind of marketing is my kind of marketing, it … Continue reading

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Gratitude for life as it is

Gratitude has been building up inside me as I have waited to make time to write. Even now, I should be sleeping, but what is one more late night. Today I came home to loads of clean laundry and a … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Delightful dinner

I know, I know, you all want to see apartment photos. I’ve taken a break the last couple nights after work instead of working more here. Soon I shall be finished unpacking and then there will be photos.  Instead, I … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Goodbye, home

I said goodbye to my home of 23 months this morning. But I did it in siSwati, so I really said stay well.  The hardest part of moving ended up being loading the car. I said we needed two vehicles. … Continue reading

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Gratitude for the last 25 months

This is the last weekend on my homestead and it is surreal. I can’t imagine my life after here. I can’t imagine not having all of my belongings nearly within arm’s reach. I can’t imagine getting up in the morning … Continue reading

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So much fabric leads to so many new clothes

I’ve been seeing other PCV posts on their locally-made fashions, and knew I wanted to do the same. Then PSIN asked for photos to share with G16, and my bhuti was looking for some money to buy a pizza, so … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Fourth of July

Preparing for the Fourth, while stressful in the lead up, was much less stressful when preparing the food than I expected. I had a great team of kitchen help, with the surprise addition of another PC Swaziland staff’s wife and … Continue reading

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Living allowance: May

May is a rough month. I saved money during the first half while working at GLOW camp and with attending COS conference, except that I had an expensive dress made for COS (it was worth it, though!).  Then at the … Continue reading

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