Saturday, October 20, 2012

Greetings from Africa!!

Short post today.
I'm in an Internet cafe in Lesotho's capital city, Maseru, and my time is about to run out.
Things have been going pretty well since I arrived in Africa last week.
I've been in and out of language classes, safety and security training and medical sessions. My poor brain's fried but it's for a good reason:)
The food's been pretty tasty. Been eating mainly veggies and chicken. And I've been drinking lots of tea and filtered water.
I have no Internet access in the village so I won't be able to respond for another two months or so, when I get to my permanent site.
That said, Happy Turkey Day, Christmas and New Year! It'll be a while before you hear from me.
Be blessed, be safe and stay thankful.
O, and keep painting your nails and eating cupcakes for me:)

Hugs and kisses,


P.S. Please excuse any spelling errors. O, and my African name is Lerato. It means love:)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Hey everyone.

As usual, I hope you're all doing well!

Today is officially my last day spending time with my family and friends. It's a very bittersweet day.
I've gotten used to sleeping in, feeding my face with every baked good known to man, and just goofing off with my loved ones.
I'm going to miss these days but I am thankful for the time well spent, the memories made and the long, hot showers.
Tomorrow, I leave for my Peace Corps orientation in Philly. On Thursday, I fly to Africa. I should get there by Friday.
I'm excited and nervous.
Excited for this new chapter in my life that was just a dream that I conjured up several years ago.
Nervous because I know what to expect, but then again, I really don't know what to expect.
Woo sah. Woo sah.
I've prepared as much as I can.
Wrapped my mind around the fact that I'll likely be peeing in the same bucket that I'll be bathing in. 
Wrapped my mind around the fact that I won't get to watch my juicy reality TV shows like "Honey Boo Boo" and "Fashion Police."
Wrapped my mind around the fact that I won't get to indulge in my sweet, little, precious cupcakes every single day.
But, I'll still get to do my nails! w00t! w00t!
I've already shipped some nail polish and supplies to Africa and am taking about five bottles with me.
And, I'll get to make a significant difference in a developing country by working with the poorest of the poor, my passion and dream since I visited India three years ago.
I can't express to God and the universe how thankful I am for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
And thank you all for your support, kind words and well wishes. I'll miss you all.
Come visit me if you can, and send me care packages so I'll know that you really love me:)

Hugs and kisses,


P. S. I won't have Internet or a cell phone for the next three months or so, but I'll post when the Internet becomes available. Be patient with the blog and keep me on your prayer lists. O, and eat a cupcake for me whenever you can:) 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

NOTD: Dog nails!! Oh yeah!!


Hope you're well.
Gruff! Gruff!
I have dog nails for you today and I hope you like them!

Dog nails!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Kiss the Frog Nails!!

Prince nails

Hope you're well.
Today's mani is a "Kiss the Frog" mani!
I'm moving and tired.
Gotta go.