I am spending the day at home today because I've managed to come down with conjunctivitis. It started yesterday, and I've been slightly miserable and goopy-eyed since then.
So far it's been an enjoyable day, given the circumstances. I made an out-of-this-world batch of chocolate-coconut brownies, have had multiple cups of tea, finished revising a fundraising proposal for an old client, thus wrapping up one of my last remaining freelance jobs, and am now waiting for Jenny to come over and have lunch.
This evening I've committed to going to Movie Night, the regular Thursday get-together hosted by a couple of boys from the World Food Program. Tonight's film is "The Ring", which is by far the scariest thing I've ever seen on a screen. I first watched it in Austin at my friend Michelle's house, and had to talk out loud to myself to make it on the drive over the railroad tracks and back to my house through deserted back roads at 2am without totally freaking out.
I don't really know why I'm so excited to watch something I know will give me nightmares for the next 3 weeks, but I am.
Here's hoping the old pink-eye clears up in time for the movie...
Ah, on a related note, there is going to be a big Halloween party here in Maputo this Saturday and I am at a loss for a costume. Any ideas (that don't involve the purchase of anything complicated, and are ideally warm-weather-friendly)???