24 February 2010

It's Raining, It's Pouring, and I Just Want to be Snoring

It's been raining non-stop for four days. I don't like leaving the house, and all I want to do is be inside reading and sleeping. We had a few weeks where it rained very little and I got spoiled, so now I'm having trouble adjusting to this monsoon.

Rain aside, things are good in Santiago. I have a test tomorrow (for those of you who ask if I do any work here), and at the end of the week all my Brazilian friends head home. It will be sad, but the next few days will be spent celebrating with them before they leave.

Tomorrow I have an English lesson with a little girl named Blanca. We had our first one last Thursday, and I really enjoyed it. Her mom just wants her to work on conversation, so I'm basically getting paid to hang out with her and play games. It's interesting to be on the other side of things while I'm here surrounded by people who speak very well the language I'm attempting to learn.

Tomorrow there will also be more rain, but I'm trying to forget about that and concentrate on the many reasons I want to go outside anyway.


  1. Aww, sorry to hear about so much rain! But I'm glad you're doing real work :-P hehe

  2. Ah rain in Spain. We have a house on the south coast and they don't cope well with rain down there..it's ajoy to behold a chic Senora wading through town with plastic bags wrapped around her shoes!

  3. I've read each of your entries and find them amazing. In an attempt to give you a new perspective of your "rain" consider yourself blessed to BE IN SPAIN with the rain; because,surely there are folks like me (in Chicago) who would trade with you in a heart beat! I know many whom have died in the same small town they were born in without the opportunity to see all your life has seen so far. Kudos to you for embracing your studies in the most marvelous way possible -- among friends!