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Dog Memories Part One
Saturday, September 24, 2016      5 comments

I was enjoying reading a Sparkbuddy's blog that talked about her pup's busy-ness and it brought to remembrance some of my dog experiences. We used to have 4 miniature poodles. Why 4? Well, we started with the one. Now, I NEVER thought I'd w... Read more
Taking Care of Business
Friday, September 23, 2016      2 comments

I, ABHOR...paperwork. Social Security was first. To change my name, I have to present the ORIGINAL (not copy) marriage license. I COULD do it by mail, but for some reason I did not want to risk sending this umpty-page document with ... Read more
Trying to Eat Better
Monday, September 19, 2016      6 comments

It's hard when DD is chief cook, and I feel obliged to eat the leftovers that the kids don't eat, because I hate food going to waste. BUT Since I got paid Friday, yesterday I bought some organic spinach/spring greens, some extra sharp chedda... Read more
All Today
Saturday, September 17, 2016      2 comments

So, this morning I enjoyed breakfast, fellowship, worship, testimony, and teaching with the sisters my church..happy that DD was able to get away and join me. Afterwards, a quick trip to Walmart to see about getting new glasses, and wouldn't you... Read more
Weekend Plans
Friday, September 16, 2016      4 comments

Of course, one has to say this with "Lord willing" - this is what I plan to do over the weekend. Since my Rx arrived yesterday, when I get home from work today I'm going to Walmart's optical dept. to get started on my new glasses. I hope I... Read more
Job Hazards
Wednesday, September 14, 2016      7 comments

As a TA (Teacher Assistant) I work with kids with special needs. When I was working in the high school, I dealt mainly with kids who had learning disabilities that ranged from dyslexia to emotional disorders. Here in a primary school now I am wi... Read more
Changes, Changes...Change is HARD.
Monday, September 05, 2016      5 comments

I'm still waiting to hear from my contact for my translated marriage certificate so I can change my name on my drivers license, social security card, work ID, and bank accounts. Meanwhile, since our goal is for Levi to come up here, I am pres... Read more
Taking Care of Business
Thursday, August 25, 2016      4 comments

Since arriving home on the 15th I have 1) had my colonoscopy (all went well, and I don't have to return for 10 years! Yay fruits, veggies, and wh... Read more
Too Good Not to Share
Friday, August 19, 2016      7 comments

Exercises with Your Dog/Puppy You've seen those ads on TV promising amazing results from all sorts of contraptions. Well, there's no need to invest in fancy equipment. If you have (or can borrow) a dog, you have everything you need to get in s... Read more
Wedding and Departure
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      8 comments

I am so glad Ps. Desimo convinced us to have a church ceremony as well. (the lad in blue is a great-nephew as ring-bearer; pastor is behind the podi... Read more
Catching Up
Monday, August 01, 2016      2 comments

Let's see...trying to catch up...Thursday night I went to shower and when I came out, there was a "nephew" (in other words, a younger relation). As I changed my duds I heard more voices from the kitchen and came out, saying it sounded like there... Read more
Into the Third Week in Pucallpa
Wednesday, July 27, 2016      4 comments

Oh, let's see, what have I done since my last post SEVERAL DAYS AGO?????? I've spent many afternoons poring over scripture with my father-in-law. I've participated in meal preps. F'rinstance today it was chicken estofado (stew). I've watched mov... Read more
A Couple More Days in the Second Week
Friday, July 22, 2016      2 comments

Yesterday Ma and I made a quick trip to market to get makings for pan dulce. Last night Levi and I made a list of invitees. So much for a SMALL wedding. He has a large family...and a number of we're looking at close to 70 folks. I d... Read more
Some Pix from the First Week in Pucallpa - and WE HAVE A DATE
Monday, July 18, 2016      1 comments

Here is my sweet little mother-in-law Marleni and my bonus-son's fiancee Nora, as we work together to make a chicken stew. Here's the stew, with l... Read more
Arrival in Pucallpa and the Paper Chase Continues
Wednesday, July 13, 2016      1 comments

I arrived in Pucllpa in good time on Saturday, but to my surprise and dismay, although they knew the date and basic time of day, no one noted the exact time to mark on their calendar! So after waiting around, I used a payphone to make a quick ca... Read more

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