March 5, 2016
Saturday! Tomorrow's Sunday, and then it's Pday! Today was good, really quiet. We finally had Coordinacion with Wilmer, and we had lunch with Aide, made some little handicrafts to help out the Relief Society activity, went to that, and had a few visits afterwards.
But, for the Weekly Honduras Update, we found out today that one of the hnas we visit is 4 months pregnant and we didn't even know. So that was surprising. They're hoping for a girl, since they have 4 boys already, but they're a good family. A little hard for them to come to church, but we're working with them.
And everyone (cars, moto-taxis, motorcycles) that has a horn always does the "beep beep-beep-beep-beep!" "beep beep!" Question/Answer thing in the street whenever they pass someone. That was fun when I was 5 years old and it happened every once in a while, but it happens all the time here.
And I had a beautiful moment of inspiration during lunch today. Here, everyone cooks on a comal, so there's a fire with a metal plate on top, and that's the cooking surface. And whatever trash accumulates as you cook goes into the fire, in this case, eggshells. The shells were almost whole, so as they burned they cracked but stayed intact and filled with ash and flames dancing around within the eggshell, it actually looked really beautiful. And it was an interesting oxymoron as the egg is a symbol of life, and the fire of destruction, and the two of them were together. Made me sit and think for a second.
And we pet a cow! We were wandering around a little and we saw some cows grazing, so we went and watched them for a few minutes. And one of them was close to the fence, so we pet its head and side. It moved away, but it was fun to be with the cows again. It's common to see horses and cows and sheep grazing freely wherever there's grass.
And yeah, that's about it up until now. Good day.