But it's not the old "New Year Resolution to Lose Weight" - no, though I DID put some more weight back on with holiday munching. But I am hopeful that as I resume regular exercise and proper eating things will head back down and I should be able... Read more
Poco a Poco
Means little by little, and the phrase has a funny sentiment attached to it: While traveling by bus in Lima, peru, an older fellow boarded and, as is common among beggars in that country, began this harangue about how his mother worked, little b... Read more
Soon after returning from Peru my own PC "died" and for a while i depended on my DS's laptop...then he moved out and I was left without internet. My only access right now is at school during my breaks. The most frustrating part is not being able... Read more
Back from Peru
I arrived home yesterday afternoon, and with some trepidation got on the scale. I was still under 200! 196! AND, after I took a long soak in the tub, i got on the scale again, and was 195 - had taken off a pound of travel dust! hahaha!
Well, I... Read more
Leaving Lima - The Adventure Begins!
Greetings in the love of Christ from about 10-15 minutes from the airport in Lima!Abel and I are visiting with our friends Pastor Genaro and family while we await the time of our flight. Esli's left earlier but to save on taxi, we all went toget... Read more
I hadn't time to post my other reports, but here is what went out today.
Greetings in Christ from Barranco, one of the subdivisions of Lima. We have the day free, going in the evening to a church that Pastor Al and I visited last Feb.
Esl... Read more
Greetings from Lima!
This is from my general Perunews letter:
Greetings in the love of our Father!
I had a thankfully uneventful flight - despite delays in first part to Chicago, arrived on time for connection in Chicago. I arrived in Lima at 430 in the morni... Read more
Thin HAIR...if nothing ELSE
My hair has been thinning drastically the past few years, and I think it has to do with stress (marital situation). So in 2006 I had my first major haircut...it was okay, I got used to it. I went to get another haircut today prior to my trip. It... Read more
Getting ready to get ready
I leave in 19 days; and on the one hand it feels like such a long time to wait to see my loved ones, and on the other hand due to work it feels like not enough time to get ready! I have ordered some t-shirts for my Soldiers (AND me) , 2 each - o... Read more
Counting down more than calories
I would do better to track my calories...I'm hoping when my kids are employed I can ease off some of my work hours so I can get back into exercise. Weight has crept back up on me. On the positive side, I know that while in Peru I shall walk more... Read more
Full House, Full Heart...Full Tummy...
My kids have all moved back home - My eldest DD and her 2 kids, my DGD and DGS, have been here, but now there is my younger DD and DSIL, and my DS and DDIL and THEIR baby girl. I'm delighted, to say the least - not that I see much of them, worki... Read more
Counting down, not calories...
I have been very lax, not tracking my calories, but I have tried at least to eat responsibly, with occasional forays into chocolate... ... Read more
How We Influence Others
I was chatting online with one of my Peruvian "sons" Dany (above at his mom's house in Iquitos, Peru) who is presently a missionary in Colombia. I'm going through some stuff here, and he wanted to encourage and comfort me. "Mom, I'll tell you, I... Read more
Prepare the Way!
Well, Foreman and family have been gone 2 weeks...I miss them! But today I went and had my taxes done, and am delighted that my return will be enough to pay my airfare to Peru this summer! Of course, I still need to raise funds for other parts o... Read more
Reflections before saying Good-Bye...
Today is Foreman's last day, so I stayed home from school (I'll go to my evening job because he'll be out preaching anyway). He has made some contacts that he didn't have before, networking through people I have known - my friend Sonia's daughte... Read more