As I tried to get out of bed, I realized that I was sore from yesterday's work. After I got out of bed, I did some laundry, had breakfast, then headed out towards the casa comunal. When we got there, I met Xochitl -a very cute and tiny puppy. We then headed up the road to start today's work with Xochitl. When I got at the top, I was out of breath, so we rested for a bit then started to cut the grass. We all worked very hard. By noon, we stopped and headed back down to the casa comunal. We waited for the bus to go to Otovalo, but it never came so we went in our usual cow truck. We go to Otovalo and Jazmin, Janeth, Magali, Casey and I decided to get pizza for lunch. It was delicious! We then went to the market to buy more things. On our way back to the hostel, we decided to get some ice cream. As we were waiting, we saw Casey and Magali approaching us with a huge bag. We began to joke as if they had a body in the bag not knowing she had bought seven panchos. We all met back at the hostel and got on the cow truck, and headed back to Agualengo. Before I went home, I called my dad to wish him a happy birthday since today is his birthday. I also talked to my mom. It was very nice to hear their voices after almost two weeks. I then went to shower and got ready to go to the birthday party. We left to Janeth's host parents house where we were greeted with at least three dogs barking at us. At some point, Jazmin and I froze and just hugged each other until the dogs were scared away. Dinner was very good, especially because we were imagining how our reunion would be each with our own kids calling each other camadre and compadre. It was a great day!

Adela