Sunday, November 2, 2008

Worship Time - "Word of God Speak" by Mercy Me

If that doesn't put you in a spirit of worship, don't know what will. *sigh* I enjoy my Sunday morning worship videos since we can't be part of a congregation at this point in our life. As church planters we are part of a small group that will become a church -- but we're not there yet.

SCORE! on the sausage :-) Couldn't wipe the grins off our faces as we sat down to some homemade biscuits and sausage gravy this morning. I'll share the sausage recipe this week some time. No it wasn't Bob Evans. It was BETTER!

The envelope with our absentee ballots finally entered the system and we are tracking it. Didn't leave Cordoba until Friday night, more than 24 hours after hubby raced there to drop it off. It arrived in Buenos Aires on Saturday morning and is still there from what we can tell. Well. This was certainly a good (but expensive) lesson! We will be much more pro-active in the future.

Not much progress was made on the curtains yesterday. The headache remains. Not quite a migraine but it's impeding my activities. Did discover that the plaid fabric is about 2" narrower than the blue. Not a big deal, it will just mean a little more work.

The hubby has been researching cars since we arrived over two months ago and we've narrowed it down to makes and models that will (1) be easy for him to maintain and repair, and (2) have readily accessible parts. In the last couple days he/we have looked at four vehicles. One we really liked and it was in very good shape considering its age (we're looking at older models that aren't all computerized; refer back to #1) but we wanted to do some comparison shopping before making a decision.

It will be SO nice to have wheels again! Although all the walking has been very good for us, as it gets hotter and hotter, the walks are needing to occur either very early or very late in the day. It's Spring here, remember, and we've had temps up in the 80s. And the sun, woooee! is it ever hot. I can put a load of clothes on the line and they're pretty much dry by the time the next load is washed and ready to hang.

I think it was good we had to wait a while before being able to buy a car. It gave us time to get the lowdown on which cars are more dependable and which ones meet requirements #1 and #2. But I'm also really, really glad that extra gifts came in this past month that make it possible to go ahead and buy one now. Because the bus system is sorta sporadic (i.e., random strikes and only one bus comes down near our house about every 1-1/2 to 2 hours on its run) and the taxis are expensive ($3-$6 for one-way-trips around town), having our own car will allow us to be a lot more efficient.

I can't wait to get the camera back! I would so love to share the perfect pink rose on one of our bushes, and show you the progress the peaches are making. And I would have TOTALLY taken a picture of the biscuits and gravy this morning :-)

Autumn is my favorite time of year, so I've spent some time looking at pictures online, knowing the photos don't really do justice to the amazing colors. *sigh* Y'all enjoy it for me, 'kay? My mind is telling me it's time to start making soups and apple crisp and such, but with the hot weather it's hard to get excited about heating up the kitchen any more. So I'll just continue to enjoy autumn vicariously through the blog posts I read.

And there's something about the time change that makes it all seem farther away. Why is that? The geographical distance hasn't increased (still roughly 6,000 miles from my kids) but it just FEELS longer. We had been an hour ahead. Then we changed our clocks FORWARD an hour in October (remember, Spring here) so we were two hours ahead. And now y'all are changing your clocks BACK an hour so there's a THREE HOUR TIME DIFFERENCE. And suddenly that 6,000 miles became 10,000 miles. Silly I know, but that's how it feels.

And if you didn't remember to set your clock back an hour, go do it now!

1 comment:

rita said...

I wonder what you will do with no white Christmas, instead fireworks and midnight walks...and fake snow! Those are my memories of hot Navidades.
We will send you fotos de la nieve!
For now, however we are having Indian summer. B.e.a.u.tiful!