Drina? umm…okay.

2 Oct

Adriana. Not a hard word. I don’t think so anyway but according to everyone here in Ghana it is. They CAN say it…if they put in the effort–but who has time for effort these days? So instead here in Ghana I am known as “Drina” yeah it’s got a nice little ring to it, but I must say I miss Adriana.

So I have to give a little shout out to my Nana. Nana your seasoning is a hit and they love it! We use all of the time, which of course makes the food delicious!

The other day I had the  good, bad, crazy, different? Opportunity presented to me to watch everyone in the class, (except Drew, the Alaskan, we Americans live the good life here) get beat for talking during break! It was so uncalled for and rather terrifying! I have to admit I almost peed myself a little bit. Kidding, kidding…but seriously. And of course all Drew could do is laugh, it’s his dream to be lashed…*sigh* boys.

I honestly wish I could record everything my mom says, she is so funny and just straight up weird. Yesterday she bought me a gazillion things and after each thing was given to me I responded with “thank you”  and after about the 5th thank you she looked at me and said “stop this ‘thank you, thank you’ just take it” but not in a rude way it was just..weird. Oh gaah I’m not making her out to look very nice, am I? Well she really is great, I laugh so hard when I’m around her (and then get stares from everyone, apparently I “laugh to loud” pish posh!”)

Speaking of outrageous lies, people at school say I talk to much, can you believe that?

I’m going to hop back to my mom again, whenever the power goes out and I say  something like “oh man the powers off again?” I get a puzzled look followed by an awkward silence from my mom who then (a full minute later) replies and is like “oh yeah, lights off, lights off ” I’ve tried to explain numerous times that “lights off” and “the power is off” is the same thing. She doesn’t get it. Oh and just one more thing about her, the other day she told me something about myself that I’ve never been told. According to her…prepare yourself…I have a big butt, just like her. And her butt is big! I was just shocked!“““

Now I have to thank the Shermans/Andersons, without your weird obsession with Harry Potter  I would have never started reading them and that would be tragic. I am now obsessed. At school, while drinking tea, before bed, even on the toilet I am reading Harry Potter.  I love them and I’m only on the 5th one, basically it got me through the first 3 weeks here when I was really struggling to not kill myself and now it’s just here when I need it. I love Harry Potter and I won’t ever deny it again! Yes Daisy it’s in writing: I LOVE HARRY POTTER! And I’ve decided (just now) that Molly Weasly is my favorite character, I picture myself being like her when I’m old. Just subtract the red hair, and the millions of kids, and the magic, and being white, but aside from that we’re exactly the same.

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12 Responses to “Drina? umm…okay.”

  1. Daisy October 2, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    Oh my goodness, were they really beaten? Haha I can’t believe you forgot to mention that on the phone!!!

    YOU LOVE HARRY POTTER! YOU LOVE HARRY POTTER! I have never been more proud. 😉 And Molly Weasley is totally like you.

  2. shinika October 2, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    I always told you, your laugh is too loud! and I like your nickname! its cute!

    • ghanawiththewind October 28, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

      They tell me my laugh “disturbs the world”, not okaay

  3. Ashlee Haws October 2, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

    BOO!!! i love you and i miss u. I totally wish we could have hung out before you left but didnt have time. Im so happy for you and your experience it sounds like you are having fun! I hope all goes well!
    love you!

  4. Tasha October 2, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    Driana is what Shinika called you when you were a baby. That is so cute.

  5. Grammie October 2, 2011 at 9:40 pm #

    I am soooooo happy to read your blogg and laugh as I do. I can not believe for a second that you talk to much, you my angel Driana which I have called you for years….tell them to put another “a” in it and we are set.

    Send a picture of you with the braids I bet your are more BEAUTIFUL than ever.

    My love to you Driana

  6. Olivia :) October 3, 2011 at 3:04 am #

    Ahh! This made me laugh!! I can just imagine you watching them get beaten!! bahah I would be laughing at your reaction 🙂 Your mom seems pretty epic- I want to meet her!! It sounds like you are having an awesome time! Love you and miss you like crazy! Loved hearing from you on FB!! And yes put up a picture with you and braids! I want to see!!

  7. Nana October 3, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    Hi, honey, I always have called you “Adriana” because it is a beautiful name to go with a beautiful young lady.

    Happy that you asked for the seasoning and would not mind sending you a batch. What are chances of it getting there? Do they have spices to make some there? I will send the recipe if you wish or is it in your cook book?

    I trust you are doing well and are happy even though I know you miss home. We miss you here and I do even though I have not seen you so often. Know that you are loved no matter where you are.

    Nana

  8. Nana October 23, 2011 at 11:28 pm #

    Hi, Adriana, I was so hoping that some how you would send me just one tiny tiny comment. I want so much to hear from you.

    I understand you are on an excursion this weekend. I know you will be having a glorious time. Some how you always do!

    Just know that I love you lots and pray that all is well with you and your host family.

    Nana

    • ghanawiththewind October 28, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

      Nana,

      Sorry I haven’t written, it’s been hectic over here! There was a flood just this last week that left Accra (the city that I stay in) looking like a hurricane just passed through. I’m really good though, things are great! I hope you’re doing well! I’ll try and post some more blogs up, I just have so much to say and don’t know how to form it all into words! Missing you (:

      • Nana October 28, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

        Honey, do not apologize to me. I understand that life is busy for you and just so darn happy that you are doing so well. What an experience and sounds to me like you are living with some special people. My thanks to them for the care they are giving you. I might say they are “spoiling” you which is great

        I will now get into the net for Accra and see what is going on. Grateful that you are safe.

        Much love,
        Nana

  9. Grammie October 29, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    It’s your ole Grammie again…I miss you but so glad that you are having the experience of your life. Did the flood waters get to your home I hope not. How was your trip up north to renew your tan? Your laugh is magnificant they just have no idea how to appreciate the best things in life…your laugh, your jokes, your voice heck it is all of YOU.

    Love you More
    Grammie

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