Today was my first experience here in Ghana with something new. John and Stacy had to go to Cape Coast today to help out an adoptive family get their little boy. So, we took a taxi to Tema to drop them off at the bus to Cape Coast. I went with them to get some medicine from the pharmacy in Tema.
So, after dropping off John and Stacy, I headed to the pharmacy with Daddy Joe. And then, we headed back to Doryum. It was the first time that I went somewhere without John and Stacy. We had to drop Daddy Joe off at the land, and so I took the taxi by myself back home. I was a little nervous about riding with a taxi driver by myself, but it went ok.
When I got back home, being the only American there, Mama Theresia didn't know what to cook for me, so I got to cook my own lunch. I don't get to do much cooking here (mostly because I don't know how to cook many of the foods that we eat here), so it was nice to just cook a little something for myself. And tonight, I get to do some chicken and potatoes (Jenni--just like the ones I taught you to make!). So, it's kinda fun to have a little different day today.
The rest of my day, I have been spending time with my old friend, Season Two of "The Office". The past couple of nights, I've had a little bit less sleep time with Edwin, so it was nice to just have a little time hanging out and resting today. Edwin has started this new thing at about 2 am. About that time, he starts chanting, "Auntie Autumn" until it gets to a loud cry if I don't come down off my bed and rub his back and head. When I come down to his bed, he rolls right up against me and occasionally decides that the most comfortable position for him is to roll right up onto my head--yeah, not so comfortable for me. So, I have to pull him off, calm him down, and try to get him to sleep. This process takes about 2 hours. Yeah, I'm hoping that it is easier tonight. But, because I'm a little over-tired, I've enjoyed a little time with the Office, relaxing, laughing, and remembering watching all these episodes with Jenni and Katie, some with the Koldings, and some with the Roberts. It's been fun!