Category Archives: Africa

What to wear while serving as a PCV in eSwatini

Starting in 2018, each intake group for Peace Corps Eswatini will arrive at the end of September, rather than in mid-June. This means that it (likely) will not be so cold when Trainees arrive. The heavy winter wear mentioned in … Continue reading

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My most-used items as a PCV in eSwatini

I might not love all of these items enough for them to make it onto my favorite lists (These are a few of my favorite things, These are a few of our favorite things, My favorite items during PST), but … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: My shower

One of my apartment stipulations when moving to town was to have a shower. Theoretically, I do have a shower. It just doesn’t really work.  The most frequent problem is that after about two minutes the cold water stops working. … Continue reading

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The chicken diaries: Goodbye my friends

Since moving out, I regularly think about my chickens. I hope they haven’t been boiled for dinner. I hope that Thandi and Sitfwatfwa will forgive me for moving away.  I miss Sitfwatfwa pecking at my screen door to say hello … Continue reading

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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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