i love living. i love to laugh, to enjoy and find pleasure in the little things. sometimes i’m probably a little bit overly enthusiastic about the little joys in life and i’m sure my cheery optimism gets annoying from time to time, but friends, i’ve got the joy joy joy joy down in my heart! haha, oooh, but really, i do just love to discover things and to chase adventures and try new things. some of the things that i enjoyed this week…
CLP — we started men’s classes this year! i visited one on tuesday night. it was so encouraging to see their enthusiasm. i’m excited to see how the Lord uses these classes this year — we’re already hearing exciting testimonies from the participants and i’m hoping to see lots of growth!
Goats — we have goats on our compound up in Foya and they’re kind of cute! But they’re also kind of fast…Justin and I jumped in their little pen and decided to try to catch one. it took a few minutes and we had to do lots of running around, but we finally caught one.
Pak Batt 16 — They served up some delicious new dishes and the Major knows of mine and Eleanor’s great love for his chai tea and has said that we can come and get it to go any time we want! so exciting. i went on tuesday and picked one up for lunch. it was divine! just the pick me up kind of booster that i needed that day!
Lapa Dresses — I bought some fabric the other day and took it to the local tailor in Foya. I had a skirt and top made. Ooooh it was just too much fun. It only cost about $4 USD and it turned out so cute. I wasn’t sure how the quality would be up in Foya, I have a lady down here in Monrovia who does excellent work, but is more expensive. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and promised to come back and get more dresses made. Plus, the tailors are so fun to chat with and they’re teaching me the local language.
Baking — I’m on a total baking kick right now. Cooking is so therapeutic for me. I’ve been making lots of cupcakes and cakes and dinners with Danielle. So much fun. Tonight I am baking a cake for our expat get together tomorrow night. Oooh it was so funny, I put the second layer in the oven and set the timer and after 40 minutes went back into the kitchen to find a pan full of batter. Ha, the propane had run out after about 5 minutes in the oven.
Driving — I’m getting better at stick shift! Been cruising around Foya!
Motorbike — Got a new helmet — black with orange and red flames, yes, be jealous! I feel pretty cool with that thing on. i have been riding on the back of lots of motorbikes this week. i was a little bit freaked out a couple of times on the big hill going to the hospistal, but all ended well.
New Haircut — Joni is our official SP stylist and she brought her hair cutting kit up to Foya so that she could give me and Justin haircuts…well just wait for the video, but Justin ended up cutting my hair…it’s actually kind of cute and I like it!
Dinner at the Staff House — always something to laugh about!