Dear Family and Friends,
Oh my goodness! Where does time go? I must have forgotten to wind the clock.
Since I returned from the trip with Kylie, I have just been nesting in. It is so nice to be back home. Restocking the groceries...going to the market.....catching up with our Cuenca friends.
Besides nesting in, I have made a couple of commitments to myself.
I am putting myself out on a ledge here, a little vulnerability, but I will share my commitments with you. Walking regularly. To most of you this may seem like an easy, simple commitment, but I tend to start big and then lose steam over time.
When I returned from the U.S., I felt that this was a good time to turn over a new health leaf. I mentioned to Chuck that I was going to start walking four days a week. He said GREAT, and I will walk with you. (I love this man!)
Chuck and I are now walking to town every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. So far, so good.
Also, I have signed up for Spanish lessons. I will be going to class, along with a friend, twice a week. I really do want to learn to speak and understand Spanish and Ecuadorian customs, and quite frankly, I am not able to do it by osmosis.
There are so many English speaking people arriving here to live, I am afraid that if I do not learn Spanish now, it will be too easy for me to limit my contacts to only English speakers.
So that's about it......physical and mental exercising.
Oh, one other thing. For my southern family and friends,....when I was at the market the other day I found turnip greens. They are in season here now...you know we are starting winter down here. I bought a mess of turnips. (yes, mess is a measurement down south).
I cooked them and made cornbread. We shared them with friends and it was so heavenly.
Life is good.
Nancy (and Chuck)