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proud mommy

Sunday, December 03, 2006

today my daughter Abi's page (Thickncutemama) was featured, and I'm just sooooo proud of how far she's come. She's going througha very stressful time right now - but as the visiting pastor shared today, turbulence is a part of life we can count on encountering. But God with us gives us the power to walk through it dryshod.


A bit about the photos in the gallery...

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The scenes from what I call the "pig roast" (though really, it was boiled...) take place in Foreman's back yard, and there are also scenes in his mom's kitchen/dining area on the back porch of her house. This is a common arrangement - Iquitos is just a few degrees south of the equator, so it's pretty warm. You WANT an open area for cooking.
Before coming here Foreman sold the 2 pigs remaining from the 4 (one had died, one seen here he had killed and we enjoyed it immensely). He said they're too much trouble, and with the baby now he doesn't want the mess. Marleni keeps some chickens and ducks, for eggs and meat. The duck in the picture would hiss at me whenever I went to the outhouse in the middle of the night, so I wasn't sorry to dine on HIS flesh!


keeping up

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

with my busy schedule it's hard to remember to do everything needed to remain a Community Team Member. Perish the thought of losing THAT distinction! I note, my goodness, it's over 10 days since I blogged! OOPS! So here I am. I'm on my way to being back on track after the bounty of Thanksgiving. We finished off the turkey, and I decided to buy some BEEF and PORK last night, a change from so much poultry. But I also got some pickeld herring, not for myself - DH loves it, and it's also the closest thing to the Peruvian dish, Cebiche, so I thought I'd get some for Foreman to try. He's been calling me "Gringuita menos Gordita" or "gringuita mas flaquita" - and I can call HIM "cholito mas gordito" because he isn't as active as he would be at home, and he's been enjoying my larder!


"I'm a DOCTOR, Jim, not a bouncer!"

Friday, November 17, 2006

Or, to paraphrase McCoy from the old Star Trek series, I'm an EDUCATOR, not a disciplinarian! The frustration is that I have to write a referral if I eject a disruptive student. Well, I've done that...gotta see who gets it...didn't do it during class, because there's already so much going on. Actually, a few others could stand similar write-ups, but I have a relatively long fuse. It's shorter with this one student because not only doesn't he do work (or very little) but he also distracts others from theirs. Some do much better when he's not in the room.
I'm tempted to MUNCH - emotional eating triggered by the stress - but I have to go shopping anyway for Thanksgiving. I'll bring water with me and guzzle that...and hopefully having Foreman along will have a soothing effect. SIGH.


running fool!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Well, not really...but I DID do a bit of a jog on Saturday morning while at the retreat. It was still quite dark, they had just woken the team. I did a run-100, brisk walk-100 but I don't know how many times or for how long. But more than I have ever done since getting out of High School! Foreman is calling me EX-gordita.


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