Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Dry Season

When you can see your daily walking path joining the tire marks on the airstrip...

This time of year there are splashes of scarlet in the dry bush to tide you over till the rains come and things go green again,

and the afternoon sky is filling with clouds after the rushing winds have blown all morning.

And teachers at Sakeji are beginning the never ending process of getting ready for term! One math test written and literature unit planned...a million other things to go!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Cottage Trip

We as a station (all 12 of us counting the 5 staff kids) went out to the cottage for a cookout this past Saturday. We took my brazier and a cool Menonite barbeque stand and they worked beautifully. The kids got to swim, the adults got to chat, the bugs weren’t too bad, the river was cool and peaceful, and it was a nice break from our little world of the station.

Monday, August 15, 2016

What do teachers do while the kids are away?

* Put up some very appropriate wall letters in their living room.

* Hang a candle sconce and a picture frame in their rooms.

* And get given a new set of pots to replace the totally motley collection they have been using for the last 6 ½ years!

Parting thought:
* While I was in town, I ordered a rump steak for dinner one night. Much to my amusement, the chef came out and asked if I would like my “lump steak lare, or medium lare.” We had heard vigorous pounding coming from the kitchen, so I can only assume there were working on those ‘lumps.’ TIA! (This is Africa!)

Parting shot: The clouds are back!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Road Trip!

Last week I took a quick trip down to Solwezi with Jill to pick up some perishable supplies and to get off station. Some highlights include:

Staying at Mutanda Nature Lodge--lovely place and good food!

Buying a brazier up-cycled from a drum; actual picture of mine in use to follow.

We got to drive past some pretty big bushfires,

And I found a few personal treats including this fun hat in the stores at the new mall.

We had some car trouble, but the Lord worked things out for us and took care of us. Now, I have a few weeks to recharge and prepare for the last leg of this school year. With His help and strength, I can do all things!

Monday, August 1, 2016

August Holiday has officially begun!

* Term ended!

* My cold turned into a sinus infection

* One of my 7th grade students was baptized--praise the Lord!

* I have been working on getting somewhat caught up on sleep. This could take quite awhile...

* I am taking a quick trip to Solwezi this week; just two nights away, but it should be fun to get some shopping done.

* Have I mentioned how glad I am for a holiday?