Happy New Year!
I *think* that we might be back to blogging again. School started yesterday (Wednesday) and hopefully we’ll be able to count on the internet. There have been MTN guys here several times trying to get everything in working order.
A lot has happened in the last week and a half! Robin and I celebrated our first anniversary (on the fifth) by traveling by bus up to the Kivu Serena in Gisenyi for a few days. Once again, we found it so refreshing to get out of the city. Somehow the sight of cultivation and honest-to-goodness greenery makes this country worm even further into our consciousness. At those time we just look at each other and say, “We live in Rwanda!”
The days spent in Gisenyi were all the relaxing anniversary-celebration that we wanted. The hotel was sumptuous. We had carpet! And plush robes! And air conditioning! And room service! Everything was exciting. We kept the air conditioning cranked up so we could enjoy the nice sheets and so we could enjoy sleeping in. We spent hours in the beach (of Lake Kivu) reading and hours in the restaurant sipping African Tea and watching tropical rainstorms. We spent a morning taking a tennis lesson on a clay court. I felt very snobbish and very ok with it.
The day after we retured to Kigali, Emily arrived. She taught with me in Togo two years ago and is now serving as school couselor at KICS. She is living with us and I couldn’t be happier about that. We’ve already had many late nights catching up. I can’t decide if I’m happier about her or her recipies living at our house…
Now we’re back to teaching. Robin has this incredibly nice schedule after having such a hectic one last term. He’s teaching Bible for every class this quarter and he’s down to just four classes per day. We are all hating him for that. I have almost the same schedule, but now I have two periods off right after lunch. That means Robin and I share an off period. The last two days we have celebrated by using that hour to play scrabble (thanks mom and dad for the travel scrabble set!)