So, it's been a nice few days! On Monday, I decided to get some exercise and go for a hike. I walked down to Copey (4 km/2.5 miles) to deliver eggs to our friend in exchange for her fresh-pressed apple juice. Then I walk about another kilometre to my other friend's (and Spanish teacher, Sonia) place to give her a Christmas gift as a token of my appreciation for all her help. The walk down went faster than I had anticipated and I felt great. The walk back, well, it just about killed me! The hike is uphill and I stopped a few times to rest, drink some water and give my self a pep talk. I was determined not to call Kevin to pick me up and made it home. What a workout! Although I was really sore the next day, it felt good to get out there and see everything from a different perspective. Once I'm able to feel my legs, I'll try it again.
Then, on Tuesday, December 24, I spoke to Phoenix and Jude on Skype. They were gathered at their grandparents for Christmas dinner. Seeing them and speaking with them was the best present ever!
Christmas day was pretty quiet. We went to Martin and Clara's restaurant for lunch then I worked in the garden and cleaned the chicken coop... just another day.
Yesterday, Kevin and I spent the day cleaning up, getting ready for our guests who arrive this afternoon. My former colleague, Miriam, from my old work, Davis, and her family are spending 3 nights in our guesthouse then will drive down to the Pacific coast for a few more nights. It's so nice to see her and fun catching up. I made them broccoli-cauliflower soup as an appertizer, Shepherd's Pie for the main course and pineapple cake for dessert. I hope they liked everything.
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