I (Cassie) have seen this format go around on the internet world and thought it might be fun to share a perspective from Latin America. I saw this here and I believe the original post can be found here.
Making: Decorations for a Baby Shower that we are hosting in a couple of weeks for our neighbors.
Cooking: Anything with camotes (sweet potatoes). For the past couple of months I have been obsessed with a wonderful recipe that includes coconut oil from the coast, camotes and a variety of spices. Yum!
Drinking: A lot of water! We are currently taking deparasyte medications and we are supposed to drink a gallon of water a day. Lately, I have especially enjoyed adding cucumbers to my water.
Reading: Paperbacks and my Kindle. Just finished The Things that Matter by Nate Berkus and I am onto This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett.
Wanting: More time in the day and more sleep at night.
Looking: At the newly paved road in our neighborhood, we hope that our dirt road is next.
Playing: With the neighborhood kids, they have been super into a game called "Arriba."
Wishing: I could make a trip home to visit two of my favorite ladies and their new baby girls. I would also like to surprise visit my mom and mother in law on this Mothers Day.
Enjoying: The introduction to rainy season in Managua.
Liking: A new podcast called Radio Ambulante. It is similar to NPR's, This American Life, but in Spanish.
Wondering: When we will receive our adoption call and how this next year will play out.
Loving: All of the fresh and juicy watermelon that we can find at our local market. We can finish a whole one each day!
Hoping: To slow down and create more down time in my day to day life.
Marveling: At the way that I have grown and changed over the past couple of years here in Nicaragua. I am so grateful for this opportunity!
Needing: A better attitude about public transportation. Sometimes I really dread riding the bus!
Smelling: A plate of fresh tostones cooked by my neighbor for Kevin's birthday.
Wearing: A dress, they are lifesavers in this heat.
Following: The new app for El Nuevo Diario. I find that I am reading a lot more Nicaraguan news, which was a goal of mine for this year.
Noticing: That the dust is subsiding and I don't have to wipe down my counters as often.
Knowing: That each day is precious after hearing news of a friend here who has terminal cancer and only six months to live.
Thinking: About my trip to Bluefields, Laguna de Perlas and Kukra River in this upcoming week. It will be exhausting, but I am looking forward to the work as well as the people that I will meet.
Feeling: Fortunate to stay an extra year in Nicaragua. Our end-term date will now be December of 2015.
Bookmarking: Lots of pages in the Storyline Workbook by Donald Miller. We are completing the module course with a small group of friends here. It is thought-provoking, challenging, but so helpful.
Opening: My front gate and sharing our lives with the community around us.
Giggling: At silly political videos my dad sends me via e-mail. I am not sure that we will ever "agree" with one another.