Honiara Woman's Daybook

For today...Monday, January 2

Outside my window..."Sunny day, sweepin' the clouds away, on my way to where the air is sweet..."  It's a gorgeous sunny day today and the air does smell good early in the morning when I walk.

I am thinking...about these beautiful crosses and candles

I am thankful...that Katherine ended up with only a scraped back and a bruised head after she fell out of a tree she was climbing this afternoon.  She is quite the adventurer.

I am creating...or helping to create, a computer database for the books housed in SITAG's Educational Resource Center.  Hoping to tackle more of the biography section soon.  The hard part is not checking out every book that looks interesting.

I am going...to visit the plant nursery again!  Maybe I'll find my Lavukal friend, Mary.  One of my SITAG friends loves plants even more than I do, and she and I are planning a morning out (there may be coffee involved, too!)

I am remembering...New Year's Eve celebrations in Pine Bluff before we had kids, consisting of wild parties of Trivial Pursuit.  The high school choir director and his wife were gems to invite us!

From the learning rooms...just enjoying our read aloud, "I, Juan de Pareja", a little piece of quiet in our packing frenzy

Danish fruit filled packets from
"The Great Scandinavian Baking Book"

From the kitchen...Danish fruit filled packets this morning, leftovers for lunch, and tonight pumpkin lasanga from "Sacred Feasts: From a Monastery Kitchen"

Around the house...a puzzle of the Magi and their camels with the edges complete

Something I want to remember for later...when I began singing on my way to the lunch table, "I love my kiddos!" and Katherine quickly responded, "I love my grownups!" as the rest of my children chimed in, too.

On my mind...praying for my children more specifically and more regularly

Noticing that...I really refill by staying in touch with family and friends.  No wonder I get so bummed out when e-mail doesn't work in the village.

Pondering these words..."The man who has forgotten to be thankful has fallen asleep."  ~Robert Louis Stevenson

One of my favorite things...a good night's sleep (and the difference it makes the next day)

A few plans for the rest of the week...packing up for Marulaon village, working on books at the ERC, company on Saturday night

A picture thought I am sharing with you...the cute little cape Sarah made for Katherine while I was reading out loud to the kids this morning.  Sarah put aside her own work, that's just like her to do something sweet for somebody else.


Jolene said…
Glad that Katherine is alright after her fall! Also, what an adorable cape!
The dB family said…
I'm so glad Katherine came out with only a few bumps and scrapes. That's the only problem with tree climbing kids. They do occasionally fall out.

Hmmm, I haven't read that book by Vicky Courtney yet. You'll have to let us know what you think.

I want to be more prayerful of my children these days too. It's a very short time (2.5 yrs) and my firstborn will be leaving the nest.

I'm so glad that you post as often as you can. I enjoy keeping up with your lives in the islands.

Blessings and hugs!

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