Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Cardigan: Apt. 9 via Kohl's
Boots: Nine West
Bangles: gift from my mom
I woke up for the first day of the 30x30 to a grey, cloudy rain forest kind of day. Y'all, did you know it's called rain forest because it rains all. the. time? Or is at least cloudy and misty? If you don't know, now you know. I decided nothing says "grey day" like head to toe brown, and just so you know: I love this outfit. Love it!
I've been getting a lot of questions about the move, so I figured I should answer them. First of all, B and I came here to work with a friend of ours from grad school who started an organization to help redevelop the town where he grew up. This town was pretty much devastated in an earthquake about two years ago and it's been a slow process of recovery, like, the main road hasn't even been fixed.
We're doing a little bit of everything here, but we'll be focusing on teaching and (hopefully) creating partnerships with middle and high school students back in the States (if you're interested, shoot me an email). School doesn't start till the 10th or the 17th (apparently, there may or may not be some changes to the national school schedule) so in the meantime, we've been working on writing up internship descriptions and managing a restaurant to help raise funds for the school.
We hope to be out of the restaurant business soon, though, and that's why I'm doing a happy dance in the picture above.
We brought our dog, Kiku, and she had a rough first week but has since adjusted to country living. She loves running around, rolling in dirt, and smelling the flowers. She still doesn't love her new food, but I blame the fact that she got a taste of chicken and dry dog food just doesn't measure up anymore.
As far as weather, up here in the mountains, it can drop to 45 F, and get up to the high 70s F. It's usually sunny in the mornings and we can actually watch the weather systems moving through the mountains, which is amazing. Y'all should come visit. Bring chocolate and I'll let you raid my closet.