Picking the right day (sunny) to do my laundry
Being greeted with ten (or more) enthusiastic and genuine hugs from toddlers in the morning
Anneke’s gift - a dark chocolate bar
Passion fruit mixed with vanilla yogurt
Chapatis (they lend a little variety to the lunch time menu)
Riding on the boda boda and watching all the people cooking, washing clothes, hanging laundry, tilling the land
Children shouting “Hi Mzungu!” & “Bye Mzungu!”
Watching the monkeys swinging in the trees behind the containers
Looking at the unfamiliar crops, and learning a little more about agriculture
The sounds of all the different birds and insects. (One bird makes a noise that sounds like an alarm clock.)
Seeing the school children in their uniforms, dancing and singing in a circle. There is something somewhat orderly and innocent about it, in this country where not much seems to fit that description.
The intense greenery that surrounds me.
The fact that I am learning to be a little more patient
The honesty (and sometimes sly manipulation) of children
The colors of the women’s clothing
The paraffin lamps in Mukono in the evening, and the fact that you can pass an hour eating and watching the traffic pass by and never grow bored.