Sorry it has been so long since I've written. I hit the one year mark and fell into a bit of a slump. The three volunteers that have been in Keetmanshoop with me are slowly leaving the country as their time is up and there has just been a lot of transition. Sometimes it just feels a bit overwhelming.
I'm currently up in Windhoek for the HIV/AIDS committee meeting and then I'll head to Omaruru for two weeks. The first week I'll help facilitate the training of the new health group (crazy to think the new health group is already here! it really has been a year!). The second week I'll be attending a gardening training. I'm really excited about that as I can then go back to site and spend two days a week in the big community garden that was built on the hospital grounds and I'll be helping HIV support group members and TB patients from the hospital learn to garden and hopefully harvest lots of food. There is a different social worker in charge of HIV/AIDS at the hospital now and she has been helpful and supportive of getting this garden up and running (if you'll remember, it was built back in November...and has sat gathering weeds since that time). We had a great meeting last week about getting the garden cleaned up and ready for planting when I come back. I'll be working at the garden on Tuesdays and Fridays. I'm also excited to be away from the craft center for a few days. I find it's necessary to mix things up a bit in order to stay excited and motivated about the projects.
Okay...I'll keep this short. I tried a couple of weeks ago to upload animal pictures from Etosha again because they are so great. I didn't have any luck. Once I'm back at site I will try again as they are great pics and it is the real African animals!
Okay....I hope this finds you all doing well. I think about you often and hope you are all okay.