Thursday, August 18
The kids started back to school today, and I began my language learning sessions as well. Naomi still hasn't totally recovered from her ear infection during SITAG's conference, and Aaron has picked up some village bug commonly known as "belly run", so we're moving a little slowly around here.
We were happy to catch the end of havu season. It's our favorite nut in the Solomon Islands, but it is only available in June, July, and August in the Russells. We hear the click, click of the nut being banged in between two stones, and we recognize that somebody is "havu atane" (banging havu). Katherine recognizes the sound, too, and this afternoon she begged to go down and shell the nuts with Auntie Naris.