Monday, November 21, 2011

Honiara Woman's Daybook

For Today...Monday, November 21

Outside my window...the last week has been incredibly hazy, we haven't even been able to see Savo Island.  This morning dawned clear after rain last night, we could even see the contours of the hills.  Now, clouds and rain have descended, but I got the laundry inside in time.

I am thinking...that I finally finished adding the pictures from our short time in Marulaon

I am thankful...that Katherine's appointment with the ENT this morning went well.  Some more gunky ear wax floated out, and now she's all healthy!

From the learning's a short week because of Thanksgiving:  War of the Roses, Joan of Arc (with a couple of great picture books), Katherine -  fun Thanksgiving games & crafts; math reviews for my "three muskateers"

Pondering these words..."But you, O God, are both tender and kind, not easily angered, immense in love, and you never, never quit."  Psalm 86:15 (The Message)

In the kitchen...baked French toast & pineapple for breakfast, leftovers for lunch, and green rice casserole, watermelon, & green beans for supper

I am, a clean desk?  If I have time?

I am go brew some of my precious decaf Starbucks stash.  A rainy afternoon is the perfect time to enjoy a mug of coffee.

I am reading..."Almost 13:  Shaping Your Child's Teenage Years Today" by Claudia Arp (thanks for suggesting the book, Cathy!)

I am hoping...some willing Marulaon friends will come in on the Kosko this Wednesday for the church's fundraiser.  I'd love to be able to finish editing, print, and record the story of creation!

I am looking forward to...celebrating Thanksgiving in Honiara with our SITAG family for the first time

I am hearing...rain beating on the roof and rushing down the pipes into the rain tanks

Around the house...coloring sheets of Kings of England (Edward III through Henry VII) from Bellerophon's Kings & Queens of England, some Thanksgiving decorations just arrived from my mom

One of my favorite things...SITAG's generator, town power has been on and off frequently for the last three days

A few plans for the rest of the week...a trip to Honiara's central market in the morning & taking a friend to the doctor tomorrow afternoon, a "farewell" meal for Naomi (her dad comes to Honiara on Thursday) Wednesday night, SITAG Americans coming on Friday to celebrate Thanksgiving

Here's a picture thought I am sharing with you...Olivia teaching three giggling four-year-olds to play Uno on our huge front porch just a few minutes ago


The dB family said...

Too cute! I am guessing you are actually in the rainy season right now.


Choate Family said...

Yep, we are just coming into rainy season, and I love it! Our tiny island of Marulaon doesn't play by the rules, though, and even at this time of year we can have a water shortage :-(

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