On Wednesday, I joined two other English-speaking volunteers to judge the regional spelling bee. The kids were awesome... they went 23 rounds!! Then they each had to do an impromptu speech and then an interview. It was thorough, that's for sure. We had a lot of fun. And I think the kids did, too. The best part of my day was catching up with my good friend, Catalina. She is an English teacher at the high school where the event took place so we got to spend some time together. It was so lovely to see her.
Yesterday, our little one-room school organized a bingo fundraiser and about 60 people showed up. It's always nice to see our neighbours no matter the occasion. Playing bingo is a great way to practice our Spanish numbers, too. We were given popcorn to keep score (a lesson in keeping it simple), and the caller had these funny little sayings that we didn't understand, which made it even more difficult to follow, but we had a good laugh. Oh, and the food was good!!
While all the people were playing bingo, these pups were sitting outside waiting patiently together. Super cute.
Last, but definitely not least, today is the most wonderful day of the year (for me). It's Kevin's birthday today... the day he finally catches up to me. For four lovely months, we are the same age. Happy birthday, sweetie!
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