Monday, December 31, 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

PCV Cassie

Well folks, I´ve made it. I am now a full blown volunteer. I was able to pass my language test and now I speak Intermediate Mid level Guarani and Intermediate Low in Spanish. I can´t believe my Guarani is now better than my Spanish.

As Will Farrel said in Elf, ¨That´s Shocking¨

So I leave for my site on Tuesday. I am currently in Asuncion staying at a sweet hotel with my other 40 newbies, along with some oldies from our sister G, G-22. My group is actually G-25. G is our sector and my family. There are 3 waves of volunteers that come to Paraguay per year. So as we are swearing into Peace Corps as the newest "G", G-19 is signing out.

I've also got a phone now! I will expect tons of phone calls to me, as it's free to recieve calls! It is NOT free for me to make calls, so I might be calling on your phones and hanging up.

My phone number is 595-971-702-151.


Well, I will write later as I have to go get my ginormous bags back to my hotel and get ready for tomorrow. Tomorrow is the first day of my next 2 years. I can't believe it. It's a little crazy just thinking about it.

I think I'll go get some movie popcorn and Pizza Hut to celebrate!!!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Thanks for the Memories

Thank you all for the birthday wishes! My Big 3-0h went well here in Paraguay, and I hope to upload some photos soon. My host family had a barbecue, we built a bonfire, and well - 40 of my fellow trainees showed up. It was my Double Quincenera.

I wish I could have spent it with my family and friends. But we'll have plenty of time to celebrate my next 15 years.

This coming week is going to be crazy. I will be packing all my stuff, going to Santa Barbara and swearing into Peace Corps. I will be a full fledged volunteer when next we speak. I will also have a phone and you all can call me (as I can´t call you - I only get paid $2 a day).

I´d like to take a special moment to thank my Aunt Paula for sending me so much mail. You are making me feel so loved and thought of. I really appreciate it!

Thanks Dad, for the day planner. I loved it and it got here right in time for my b-day!

Everyone, if you want to send a package, Please Change my Title to PCV because of the change within the next week.

I will post my info on the right side of my blog, for all of you to use!
my email is and for those of you who want to chat!

I´ll post as soon as I can, before I go to my new place of residence for 2 years. San Antonio was beautiful and the people were wonderful. I can´t wait to get there. I will take tons of photos, as soon as my mom sends my camera.