Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of writing and a lot of thinking, but not a lot of posting. Here’s a bit of what I’ve been up to (and maybe I’ll get around to posting the other thoughts when I have a few moments…)
*I arrived safely back from the States. And one week later, my bag arrived too! Hooray!!! (Double, triple, quadruple hooray – it’s nice to have everything safely here once again!)
*School started. And it’s going well. I’m excited to finally start using (hopefully soon!) one of the computer projectors that I brought back from the States with me for the school… and am enjoying teaching a fun unit on fantasy! Dragons and giant peaches, here we come!
*My housemates and I are officially addicted to watching… HOUSE. I think we are now ready to handle any weird medical emergency that comes our way… although we've learned that the diagnosis is NEVER lupus!
*Marie, Carley, and I are pretty much more than officially moved into our new house. We actually have some curtains now, which is nicer than the sheets we had up before. (Special thanks, I might add, to the people at Dar airport for returning my missing bag… to HOPAC, no less!) The kitchen is still driving me nuts – still no countertops OR storage, a tiny sink, and our microwave has the wrong kind of plug to use here. But we DO have a working fridge, a rolling cart, and lots of pots and pans I brought with from the States! Other than that, I’m loving the cool breeze, the freedom of being away from the teacher’s compound (not the people – just all the issues!), and simply being a bit more outside the main city (or at least away from the main road!!!)
|Here's where we were when I left for Christmas. Not so much is stored on the table now, thankfully! Look at the sink... it's tiny! Although this does show us coming a long way from when we first arrived...|
*We now have a second dog who resides in the garage (not sure if it’ll work out – she attacked our first dog, Bethlehem, the first day and wouldn’t let go of her leg… they’re not exactly on seeing-each-other-from-afar-terms at the moment…). Bethi is currently outside my window barking. We also have a cat somewhere around… moths living in my mosquito net, and a frog we just found in the toilet. The ants haven’t discovered our house yet, but it seems the rest of the animal kingdom is enjoying it fully!
*I could use prayer for patience, as I’m finding I’m suddenly getting easily frustrated – about everything. Like the kitchen sink. (Literally!) And well-meaning - but very talkative - kids.
*I miss people in the States. I’m very thankful for relationships here. Bos. (that’s all.)