Wednesday are my attempt to capture part of what life is like here in Guatemala.
Feel free to join in. Wherever you are.
Sometimes I am reminded how different things are in Guatemala. Like last week’s sighting.
Now on to this week.
I was skyping with my friend earlier this week and she heard a horrible noise through the microphone.
She gasped and asked “what the heck was that?”
Oh, nothing. Just gunshots.
this. is. guatemala.
I say it nonchalantly because it is. kinda.
When I moved into our home the next door neighbor warned me that every night between 10pm – 2am there are gunshots. Supposedly, the guards from the different residential communities (ours included) shoot their guns into the air as a way to ward off potential criminals.
I imagine it’s like dogs marking their territory.
Something like, hey I got this place covered. It’s mine.
Although maybe it’s just what they do to stay awake between those awful hours. I dunno.
Regardless, it is somewhat normal. And now I don’t even notice it.
And if it’s not gunshots that you hear, then it will be firecrackers.
I tell you if there is ever any real attack in Guatemala, I will not know it because firecrackers sounds very similar to bombs going off.
(not that I really know what a bomb sounds like).
But just go with me.
However, most days my life looks pretty normal. No guns, no firecrackers and no bombs.
( see proof below)
finally bought a bedside lamp. it’s a little small, but my stack of books finally has a purpose.
we take naps. like father, like…. dog.
And try to exercise. This week we played ultimate.
However, the real reason I play is it’s the only opportunity I get to wear these sexy shoes.
i buy lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.
And carefully soak all of them for 5 min to get rid of any creatures that may have caused this.
(and yes, I keep our fruit basket on top of our washing machine. you don’t?)
see, pretty normal.
I refrained from taking pictures of the guns that our guards carry. This is a family friendly blog : )
If you’re really interested google “guns in Guatemala.” You’ll get the idea.
What did you take pictures of this Wednesday?
I never, EVER thought I would be one of those people who posts pictures of their pets on the worldwideweb. But here I am.
What is the world coming to?
My sister and friend Chelsea are going to be shocked. I know.