Saturday, June 29, 2013

Nails Nails Nails

My New Addiction

This is unrelated to anything else on my site but I had to share just because for me it's a big deal. It reminds of when I moved to Florida and learned how to buy shoes ;-)

The thing is as an interpreter you can't go crazy with your nails for obvious reasons so having a french is the most you can ask for at the salon. But now that I'm in Nicaragua most of the time I can take the time to experiment with color here is the result. Lots of new polish, a ton of cotton balls and a steady run for acetone.

Friday, June 14, 2013

An Author Interview

My very good friend and 'spiritual' sister wrote a book. Yeah, just like that, she wrote a book and as it turns out it's good stuff. If you're looking for fictional story with an accurate biblical backdrop, check it out. 

Here is her first ever interview:
My Friend's Book Interview


Monday, June 10, 2013

I Found My Bliss

In Central America you learn to live without some of the modern conveniences. For example indoor bathrooms (a privilege not a right). Hot showers, (something from a dream of times past). Air conditioning, well, I usually don't like to talk about that one, but today I had the most amazing experience.

After a long morning of walking on hot, dusty roads and then shopping for veggies in a wet market I boarded a bus home. I had to jump to get on almost falling on my riding companions as the bus lurched forward. I plopped down with my purchases thrown onto my lap, only to discover cold air blowing on my face and neck. The ENTIRE bus was blissfully air conditioned. The blowers were strong and constant from Masaya to Granada and I almost fell asleep from the contentment forgetting to pay my fare. 

Some days it's just like that. The simple things we used to take for granted are the treats we get when we're here.

What is one modern convenience you've had to live without and survived? Leave your comments below.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Meet Jess

Jessica Aguilera is currently back in the states but we hope will be back to Nicaragua soon. Here is her interview.