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Arrival in Lima
7/28/2014 2:51:38 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Not sure what time we arrived in Villa el Salvador yesterday - 9 ish maybe. We got a cab from the bus station to the church, where Sabi had a breakfas...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

Celebrations
7/26/2014 11:34:36 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Two weeks ago I had the privilege of visiting with a lady that I met on my last stateside furlough. During that particular summer we work...  Read more

GIRLINBRAZIL

Last Day in Chiclayo
7/26/2014 3:23:45 PM,  3 COMMENTS

My last day in Chiclayo. We leave around 6:30 for the station, and the bus leaves around 7:30 tonight. It's about 13 hurs to Lima. On Thursday, w...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

I'll be BACK!!
7/26/2014 2:13:15 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I've had visitors for dinner three times this past week. I'm also orienting a new nurse who started working at the hospital and who will be here for t...  Read more

CAROLYN0107

Leadership Conference
7/23/2014 9:58:27 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Last night I went with Vicki to the opening service of a Leadership Training conference, which will conclude Friday. Due to the extenuating c...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

Taking my own advice...
7/23/2014 1:22:55 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Ok... I'll try to be succinct... though that's not my strength... lol When I joined SP in 2011, my life had slowed down and stabilized. I could...  Read more

RGEETING

A Tribute to my Mother In Law Elsie Marie
7/23/2014 11:00:04 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Here is a tribute to my Mother in Law Elsie Marie that was printed in the Newspaper. I have taken out some name and place details including her last...  Read more

SNOWFLAKELILYM9

Souvenirs and Surprises
7/22/2014 11:00:35 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Yesterday after breakfast Vicki and I went into the city. I needed to take out money for our busfare, and wanted to get gifties for the kids. We went...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

A Day of Rest
7/21/2014 10:32:30 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Yesterday we only planned to visit Vicki's father, Papito Maximo. So, I spent some time on the computer. When I got up to walk around a bit in the gar...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

Loving Our Neighbors and Ministering to Youth
7/20/2014 1:09:12 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I don't know how many people in the neighborhood Vicki invited, but yesterday afternoon 4 adults and one girl arrived. We served crackers with strawbe...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

Ministering
7/19/2014 4:24:28 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Last night Vicki's bro-in-law Meme picked me up and took me to the church service at a pentecostal church called Mas Que Vencedores. Vicki arrived a l...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

A New Surgeon!
7/19/2014 3:02:26 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Our African hospital has had a Surgical Residency program since 1997 but only this month have we had our FIRST National surgeon to graduate from the p...  Read more

CAROLYN0107

Visiting and Ministering
7/18/2014 11:01:49 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So, yesterday Vicki gave me a little tour of some of the farm. The sun is pretty intense here, so I cut it short, having left my sunblock in Pucallpa....  Read more

MAMISHELI53

Making Progress!
7/17/2014 2:09:25 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Am I making progress on weight loss? Well, no. I did lose a pound this week but it's one of those that just keeps coming back and going away. I do pla...  Read more

CAROLYN0107

After Resting
7/17/2014 12:25:50 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Had a restful night, which included a 35 minute phone call to my Honey! Arrenged to treat Vicki and one of my "sons" (who has CP) to lunch today, afte...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

Chiclayo
7/16/2014 4:35:46 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am safely in Chiclayo, where it is warm and sunny. Sitting here in Vikki's...um, I guess it's the garage, because there's a motokar here, but so's t...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

Safari Run
7/16/2014 4:11:19 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I've been living in Zambia for over 8 years now and still find myself surprised at life here. I suppose I'll never fully adapt! I don't live in...  Read more

LAURA1384

Frustrations and Fun Times
7/15/2014 12:51:13 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I was going to load pix to the computer at cousin Palomino's internet, but had forgotten the cord. Then Saturday I was reviewing the pix, and came to...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

Making Cucumber Pickles!
7/12/2014 9:26:50 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Cucumbers grow here this time of year and I bought a lot of them the other day. Today I'm making cucumber pickles. They stay for weeks in the fridge....  Read more

CAROLYN0107

July 11, 2014 Update on my Mother in law
7/11/2014 11:11:43 PM,  4 COMMENTS

My Mother in law Elsie Marie went passed away from this earthly life at 3:50 am this morning. She had her loving family around her in her own bedroom...  Read more

SNOWFLAKELILYM9

Still In Pucallpa
7/11/2014 1:11:27 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Tuesday there had been some rain, so Papi did not expect anyone to come to home meetng - the mud can be very daunting. BUT, sister Rosa came anyway, a...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

My Mother in law
7/10/2014 10:38:33 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I am writing this blog because writing blogs seems to be one of the best ways to give news or get news or keep your Spark friends updated. My Mot...  Read more

SNOWFLAKELILYM9

July Goals
7/8/2014 3:25:35 PM,  4 COMMENTS

There's something about decisively setting goals for yourself. I work well when I have check lists and goals… there's just something about getting to...  Read more

LAURA1384

BBQ and Graduation!
7/7/2014 10:01:44 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Here is another July 4th BBQ photo. I'm in the back in the red top. Two of our Surgical Resident Doctors became Surgeons yesterday. At 11am...  Read more

CAROLYN0107

Ready IN Season and OUT of Season
7/6/2014 5:36:39 PM,  4 COMMENTS

So, My brother in law Victor was over onThurs. I think he may have taken us to the market - I'd have to consult my journal for details. But anyway, he...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

July 4th and BEYOND!
7/5/2014 10:14:46 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Yesterday we celebrated American Independence Day at 4pm with a BBQ on the Tiki Porch. Here are a few photos. I'm having a hard time upload...  Read more

CAROLYN0107

Life in the Slow Lane
7/3/2014 10:31:01 AM,  3 COMMENTS

After a long trip with various delays, I made it to Lima. And despite my telling my friends to sleep in, they couldn't wait to see me, and had arrived...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

Trip PHOTOS + Today's Positives!
6/29/2014 3:41:34 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Thursday til Saturday I took a trip to a town about two hours from where I work at the Hospital. A family went with me. We had a good time. I had been...  Read more

CAROLYN0107

Spark People is no joke!
6/29/2014 2:05:49 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I committed to Spark People last fall and was faithful to recording my nutrition and fitness up until a few months ago. Then our internet here in Zamb...  Read more

LAURA1384

Traveling Humor
6/26/2014 8:30:28 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Well, tomorrow is the big day when I take off for my summer in Peru. Coincidentally this morning, The Good, Clean Funnies List sent me something that...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

Moving Day is Coming!
6/25/2014 5:37:28 AM,  9 COMMENTS

My ticket is purchased for my Nov 28-29, 2014 flight from Africa to Omaha, NE!!! One way!!! Time is getting shorter for me til I move back for eventua...  Read more

CAROLYN0107

New Dress
6/24/2014 10:03:21 AM,  5 COMMENTS

When people ask me what I miss about living in the States, it's one of those broad conversation starters that has an answer so big that it's oft...  Read more

GIRLINBRAZIL

Puzzled!
6/23/2014 2:01:17 PM,  16 COMMENTS

Puzzled, or should I say finishing a puzzle that was started many weeks ago. My neighbor (also a Sparkperson) and I sometimes put together jigsaw puzz...  Read more

CAROLYN0107

Baby Shower!
6/22/2014 2:07:45 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Yesterday we had a Baby Shower for a gal who expects twins. She is the wife of one of the Surgical Residents here in Africa where I work. These expect...  Read more

CAROLYN0107

Camp WannabeFit Kickoff to Summer Scavenger Hunt
6/21/2014 11:50:36 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I dare say I am a bit behind. Being 13 hours ahead of ET, it was after work Thursday when I got the kickoff info. So, I took pics Friday by phone and...  Read more

MARYDSAN

Looking Back, Looking Ahead
6/21/2014 11:26:02 AM,  4 COMMENTS

It was in 2006 when I discovered that the Jorge Chavez airport in Lima, Peru had a Papa John's. Back up a bit to one day when one of my "sons",...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

Shopping at local African Market!
6/16/2014 2:29:43 AM,  14 COMMENTS

I have lived in Africa for 37 years. Saturday I went grocery shopping "in town". Here is the main intersection in our town of about 10,000 people. ...  Read more

CAROLYN0107

10 Year Ovarian Cancer Survivor!
6/15/2014 11:25:26 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Ten years ago today, June 15, I had a total hysterectomy. When the laboratory report came back it showed that I had a rare type of OVARIAN CANCER call...  Read more

CAROLYN0107

Father's Day
6/15/2014 10:32:16 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I lost my father tragically in 1999. My step-brother went psychotic and killed him and his mom (my sweet Puerto Rican step-mother) before taking...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

A Divided Class!
6/9/2014 11:01:33 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Yep, these past weeks the Nursing Class has been divided in two for Bible Studies. Each Friday half of the class was with professor Terry and half wit...  Read more

CAROLYN0107

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