Sunday, August 23, 2009

Week 34, Project 365

Wasn't sure I'd be able to do Project 365 this Sunday. I uploaded the photos last night, or rather this morning around 1:15 a.m. (yes, another midnight supper). Now it's 1:15 p.m. and lunch is either cooking or chilling so I thought I'd grab a few minutes and write the text to go with the photos before the crowd descends for almuerzo.

It's been the busiest week I can remember in a long time. Starting with Monday when we made the trip to Sta. Rosa to pick up all the twin size mattresses we have out there, plus the props for Mufa Pufa (more about that later). I swear all we need is a rocking chair on top, and I could sit up there just like Granny Clampett. We are SO GLAD we brought that trailer with us! It has been extremely useful and such a blessing.

Tuesday I received not one, but TWO packages in the mail! When Ivan came out of the post office and I saw two big envelopes I grabbed the camera :-) Between my sister and my friend Katie I'm set with vitamins, moisturizer, Puffs tissues, cider mix, gorgeous ribbon I'm going to use in our bedroom... Muchas gracias Beth and Katie!

This next photo shows a tiny little amusement park right smack dab in the middle of town. It's not open now but in the summer it's a hoppin' place. Wednesday the group from Palabra de Vida arrived. And Thursday they spent the whole day (literally -- from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.) showing films and doing programs in an area high school. [I think I've mentioned the crowded conditions in schools and how they run two and sometimes three sessions a day: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.; and 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.] The other big event Thursday was the arrival of our friend who will be here for three months. I was so flustered by the incident I forgot to take a photo of her but I'll be sure to include her smiling face next week (yes, she's smiling in spite of what I did!). She's also been a HUGE help with the cooking and cleaning. I'm sure she never realized she'd signed on to wash mountains and mountains of dishes when she came, but she's been a trooper.

Friday the PdeV group organized soccer and other games at public playing fields on the costanera, just across the street from Centro Esperanza. Saturday (and today): Mufa Pufa on the costanera. It's a bunch of crazy, competitive games with props like these. The kids LOVE it! There's also plenty of time spent talking to the kids and sharing the Gospel with them in different ways. Seeds are being planted. We've appreciated all the work and enthusiasm of both the Palabra de Vida students and a couple from Cordoba city who came with all the equipment to show the movies and have stayed on to help with the other activities.

Y'all are the best! THANK YOU for all your encouragement.

I'd better hurry up and finish this. It's now after lunch and the Mufa Pufa has begun!


Christy said...

Wow - you are so busy! Glad to get a glimpse of your life down there.

2Thinks said...

Would that be muffa, puffa or moofah, poofah?

Lisa said...

Um yes...that would constitue a busy week!

Yay for packages in the mail and for Puffs tissues! Its the simple things!

skoots1mom said...

i can see why you're tired
looks like they've kept you busy indeed
our worship today was awesome (Mark 2:3-12)
Enjoyed a fajita pita for lunch while dd was working on a dance routine for the warehouse
Disciple III has demanded some administrative attention this afternoon with updating rosters, attendance sheets, and lesson's good to be done with that part.
will be working on my shawl for the troops
hope i have some leftovers to serve for supper...don't want to cook 2night
have a great Monday!

sara said...

loved seeing the pictures! And even though it was a busy week, I bet you wouldn't trade it!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

WOW, the part bout the schools running three sessions is amazing. Somehow I do not think that would happen in the states!

Great 365!


Katidids said...

The school program is something! Its just goes to show if you want something bad enough,,,,,,

rita said...

Take care of yourself in the midst of all the busyness.
Love ya'!

Edie said...

You are a busy lady! Mufa Pufa looks like a blast! And planting seeds is the only way to go!

Darla said...

it's wonderful to receive such blessings in the mail! looks like alot of excitement where you are, very interesting too.