Yo ho! Yo ho! A pirates life for me!
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Avast ye Maties! Argh! Listen up or you'll be walkin' the plank!
Ok, so the week has flown by. Work has been anything but, we've been having too much fun to call it work. Had a good crew in OR 6 this week, from different parts of the world, an Austrailian, a Brit, Canadan, South African and American. Adds to some interesting conversations and some debates on how things should be called (not everything has to be called a trolley!) Our 2 VVF surgeons left this week, along with 3 anesthesiologists and 2 nurses. My roommate, Dany, from Switzerland left today. We had a party for her last night up on deck 7. Well, she had a party for herself and invited all of us... she made us swis apple cake, chocolate bread, chocolate cake and swis chocolate (she didn't make that, but brought it).
Yesterday (saturday) I went to an orphanage in the morning. It was a lovely place, ran by a nice couple with 3 kids of their own. There were about 30 kids there ages 5-15, very well behaved. They sang for us, some of these little ones have beautiful voices and can really get into it! We did a quick Bible study with them in return, the story of Creation and then played with Play Doh to show how we can create this as well. Each kid was given a container of play doh and then had to trade for different colors. Lots of fun watching them use their imagination to make everything from colorful snakes to elephants and flowers.
In the afternoon yesterday I took a group to Dawala market, a very busy market a little ways from the ship. There was 6 girls going and it took us awhile to flag down a taxis empty enough and going in the right direction, we haven't quite figured out the different hand signals for the taxis yet. Fortunately someone finally took pity on us and drove us to the market. we had 5 people in the backseat, with one laying across our laps! The market was fun, we were on a mission to buy lapas (fabric- one lapa = 1.
Today, went to a local church service, Bethal Methodist. A very lively, loud congregation. It wasn't a typical Sunday from what I've been told, it was a praise and worship fundraiser for new band equipment.
Even though I had to say goodbye to one of my friends, another friend arrived today! My fellow Denverite, Laura, arrived this evening.