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Today we spent the day preparing for the workshop. We had to set up the dorm rooms, which consisted of bringing in all the mattresses, blankets, pillows, sheets, mosquito nets etc. There are 35 people coming so it was a long day of moving things around and getting it all set up and organized. Once we were almost done and were just finishing making the beds, I ended up cutting myself pretty badly on the foot. I was walking around the bed, tucking in the sheets and my foot brushed up against the wall that has a metal base. Apparently there was a metal piece protruding from it that was sharp like a knife and it sliced me clean. It was a pretty deep cut and it bled a TON, but it actually didn’t hurt that bad. I was more impressed with the amount of blood there was than anything. We wrapped a shirt around it to help stop the blood because it was gushing so fast I wasn’t going to be able to walk back over to the community space without leaving a huge trail behind me. Once I got my foot elevated, the bleeding stopped and we were able to get it cleaned and wrapped up. It doesn’t hurt that bad, but it’s definitely a little sore. I hope it closes quickly so that I can put my shoes on, I’m supposed to be heading to Chiang Mai the day after tomorrow. I will have to make sure to keep it as clean as possible. On a more positive note, Nada, Shana’s 4-year-old daughter who is such a handful, is getting to play with the other little 4-year-old girl here. They are so seriously adorable together. They are both such sassy children and they are so cute to watch together. As much as I enjoy watching and laughing at the things they do though, it is great birth control for me. Poor Shana is so patient with Nada, she says the cutest things but after a while, if it were my mom, she would have lost her mind already. Everything is “why?” or “look at this!” or “mommy, mommy…mommy!” As much as I want to have kids one day, I think I can handle waiting just a little longer. Tomorrow is my last full day on the farm. I’m excited to see my friends and family. 

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