Three friends from UCSB have made their way to Ghana in the past couple weeks and it has been great to see them! First came Keni and Elisa, who had attended the University last year and were back visiting friends for a couple weeks.
Next came Susan, whose ship docked in Tema for a week. She's doing Semester at Sea this semester and they had a stop in Ghana so I got to spend some time with her and discuss some logistical stuff for The Vagina Monologues 2012 since she's going to be one of my fellow officers!
My top creations have been the best garlic bread anyone could ever imagine (I swear I am not kidding), spaghetti sauce made FROM SCRATCH with pasta, and Mac and Cheese with bread crumbs. SO GREAT! Problems have really only arisen when the power has gone out, which has been semi-frequently recently. When that happens, we end up eating a lot of chocolate/Nutella, peanut butter and bread. I also attempt to make hot dog equivalents out of the sausage kabobs off the side of the road.
Luckily, we've been successfully entertaining ourselves during the blackouts either by watching LOST (if there's enough juice in my computer battery), playing cards (MOM AND DAD: You'll be pleased to hear I've taught them Hookm and Sur--however they're spelt!), and most recently, telling ghost stories.
Here are Veronica and Acacia on my bed, since that is the venue for watching LOST and Nicole asleep in my chair before we made an attempt to scare her when the lights were still out.
That's my life right now!
Oh yeah, and I'm going to classes...forgot about that whole school thing hehehe.