It is 10:28 PM in Cusco. I just sent in my homework for Spanish class. Soon it will be time for bed.
I woke up this morning very cold. There has been a cold front that has passed over Cusco recently. It hasn’t been very fun, especially at night. I took my usual breakfast and then went in to check in on Pepa. She unfortunately had pooped and peed all over her room. It was nasty. Thankfully, I didn’t have to clean it up, but poor Marianela did. After that, Eduardo decided he would hand-make a little dog house for Pepa out of wood. It is coming along but not yet completed. For the morning, I rested some more and watched some Hell’s Kitchen. I then went on my normal mid-day run. The altitude is getting better for me. I hope that, when I return, I’ll be in good shape and ready to go. After my run, I went to Orion, where I bought myself a Gatorade and some laundry detergent. When I returned, Marianela helped me clean my room. Baruna had left so much hair on my floor that she banned him from my room. Poor Baruna. I guess we’ll just have to play outside. Then, lunch was served. Today’s menu included a garbanzo bean dish with rice. It was pretty good. After that, I watched France absolutely crush Iceland. It wasn’t much of a contest.
I also got through some more of Killing Jesus today. This chapter, interestingly, discussed Julius Caesar, his reign, and assassination as a set-up to Jesus’s death. It was interesting to see how those things tied in together. It’s a great book. I highly recommend it. Mili, Eduardo’s girlfriend, came over for dinner, which was fried chicken and more fresh french fries. It was delicious. I also tried a passion fruit. It was interesting. I didn’t like the seeds that much but I thought the fruit itself was pretty good. After dinner, I went back into my room and relaxed. I got to Snapchat with my cousins, who are at Ocean City, New Jersey right now, my favorite place in the world. They made me very jealous. The Moctezuma’s revenge has seemed to have gone (knock on wood), just in time for work tomorrow.
Tomorrow is the 4th of July, Independence Day. Unlike most of you who are reading this, I will have work tomorrow. However, Marianela has promised to make a 4th of July meal of hot dogs and french fries (about as American as you can get). I also wonder if I will get to talk to the kids at Huacarpay tomorrow about the 4th. The one thing I have found frustrating about working at Huacarpay is the limited input and work I have in the classroom. I would like to try to teach them something about it, though (maybe, at the minimum, that tomorrow is the USA’s Independence Day). We’ll see how it goes. We also have class at SIT tomorrow. It will be a busy day.