I just finished practicing violin with Suzy
Rains. The puppies were waiting for me to come back to the
computer so they could take their afternoon nap. :)
We started Sunday School with nineteen kids and all but one (except
for the kids that are too little) said their verse! That was
a very good start! I'm not sure how many we finished class
with, but most of the chairs were full. Tasha came with the
cutest little ear hat. She comes all bundled up (Kenyans love
to bundle their kids), but takes off piece by piece throughout the
lesson. Once I looked over and saw her big brother wearing
the hat. :) That isn't surprising -- guys on motorcycles wear
all kinds of hats that Americans would consider funny -- from Santa
hats to cute ones with ears.
The other day I realized that our power hadn't been off much this
rainy season. I hate it when I think things like that.
Even though you don't admit to anyone you thought it all of a
sudden the power becomes less reliable. That was the case on
Monday and Tuesday evenings! When I was locking up Monday I
watched a fog roll up from the field and over our yard. It
brought chilly air with it. The beginning of the week was wet
again, but it has been drier since.
I worked on a lot of projects early in the week. I wasn't
sure how far I would get in storytelling, so I pulled out all the
books I use for examples of different kinds of stories. I
didn't get that far, so I'm all set for this week. Mrs.
Kimotho (Mama Joy) was sick on Tuesday, but she managed to come to
the storytelling class as well as six other ladies from
Bethel. So we went from one student to eight. I think
we are going to move to the larger classroom this week. :) We
only had four copies of the notes, and I had one, so there was a
lot of sharing. :) The ladies were all very understanding and
cooperative. We are having more notes copied for this week
and even added an extra one, but Mama Joy send me a list of ten
other ladies she has been working on. :) Mama Joy was
surprised that the ladies said they wanted to take the quizzes and
do the homework too! I don't think she was planning on that.
:) Some of the ladies took pictures of the notes with their
phones and others had me email them the notes so they could study
this week. :) I heard a report that they were all talking
about parables using the concrete to teach the abstract after
class. They should do well on that question on the quiz. :)
I was home more this week, so I made yummy things. We had
extra milk this week and Aaron reminded me that Chocolate Chocolate
Chunk Bread takes a lot of milk. The fridge was getting full,
so I made some. :) I'm going to make raisin spice on Monday
to use up some more milk. Yesterday I roasted chickens.
When the guys saw chickens thawing they wondered who was coming for
lunch. No company this time -- I just wanted enough food to
get through the weekend and I needed to use some chickens to make
room for meat from Farmer's Choice. We are almost out of
hamburger! No one complained about my choice. :)
I finished writing the Christmas book for this year.
Formatting and editing starts next. It isn't going to the
States early this year so we still have time. :) I'm
enthusiastic about working on it right now. I enjoyed seeing
how it came together at the end. :)
Mama Michelle came for Bible study today. Mama Sam (the
younger) was out of town. She is supposed to be back
today. Mama Sam (the older) is here this week selling
things. I hope she will be able to join the Bible study if
she is still around next week. Murimi wasn't around this
morning, but I will send her a text during the week. :)
Progress is progress -- maybe one will be come eight just like storytelling.
Have a great week!