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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas...

Well, it hardly feels like Christmas time here in Belize.... I walk around in shorts and tank tops; none of the shops have Christmas ads, candy, or decorations; I have not seen one person dressed up as Santa, and even more strange I haven't seen anyone dressed as Santa ringing bells outside of local supermarkets for the Salvation Army; and I hardly ever hear Christmas carols (even though I think they do play on Love FM-- I just don't have a radio!) It's hard to feel like the Christmas season has really started-- or maybe I'm just finally adjusting to the non-commercial Christmas season! (breath of fresh air?)

Anyway, in the spirit of the holidays, I'll put out my general Christmas list for the world to read.... haha. (Email or facebook me for my current address!)

My Jungle Christmas Wish List:

• Tapestry for my walls
• Cookbooks (easy ones)
• Belts
• Facewash
• Biore Strips (the jungle is terrible for my face!)
• V05 hot oil hair treatment
• Tank tops
• Pictures and frames! –(I need some familiar faces in my home)
• Flashdrive
• IPod
• Wallet (the clutch kind, preferably)
• Bananagrams
• Cleats
• Gatorade/crystal light packets
• Aussie leave-in conditioner
• Agenda –good one!
• Baseball mitts (for kids)
• Soccer balls (for my football team)
• Yoga & Workout dvds
• Tic Tacs
• Razors
• Quick-dry towels
• String (to make bracelets with children)
• Belize, NY, and SC maps


Some things are just more necessity-type items, as always! haha Who really WANTS razors for Christmas?? And for those of you who love me, but just feel you may be too lazy to put the effort in for an international package, you can always donate money to the Mopaneers La Ruta Maya fund! Matt, Dan, and I are officially racing in La Ruta Maya-- a 4 day, 175 mile canoe race from San Ignacio to Belize City. We have to find mulah for a fast canoe, paddles, life jackets, registration, food, water, rehydration salts, sleep stuff, gas for our support crew, and truck rental!

To see the route we are canoeing (and take pity on us) go to: http://www.larutamayabelize.com/main/Portals/0/route_map.jpg

I'm planning to set up a PayPal account or something of the sort, so contact me for details!

Anyway, hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It will be weird spending my first Christmas away from my family, but luckily I have an amazing Belizean family of friends down here.

Thank you in advance for any packages! I promise to be a better blogger in 2011!

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