Saturday, April 30, 2011

Project 365, Week 18

This has been a super busy week and I haven't done a very good job taking photos. In fact, if it weren't for Ivan snapping a few, we'd have very slim pickings! He took four of the five I'm sharing this week...

Last Saturday Marce and Caro came over. Caro finished the fabric bag she'd started a few weeks ago and I also showed her how to make banana bread -- something she grew fond of while in the U.S. as an exchange student. In this photo we're looking at the books I've accumulated to help me teach English. Marce's not only my Spanish teacher, but she also teaches English in several area high schools.
I told Marce I'm pretty sure I'll need an intensive refresher course in Spanish when we get back in November!

Ivan went to the lot to mow one last time and took this photo looking down our street. This is at the top of the street, and our lot is at the very bottom next to the river, three blocks down. This photo gives you an idea of the view we have of the mountains.
While he was out there he killed this...
SOOOO glad I wasn't with him!!! I do NOT like snakes!

I started working on a script for the video we'll be putting together to share in churches, and we spent a little time the other day running around trying to take photos we need. Time is running out and we still have so much to do, so we went despite the storm clouds overhead. Made this shot rather dramatic, wouldn't you say?

And finally, here's my latest creative endeavor, using paper instead of cloth for a change:
This was before I put the banner together, attaching the flags to ribbon for easy hanging. I both sewed AND glued them on! This is for our co-workers' son and his fiancé who are getting married just before we get back in November. We'd planned on being here for the wedding but after we'd bought our [non-refundable] tickets, we found out they'd had to move the wedding up because the place they're getting married didn't have any other Saturdays available. Since we can't be here, I still wanted to contribute something to the festivities and I'd had so much fun helping Tina make one for her wedding, I thought it would be a nice project for this young couple too.

Looks like we're selling our computers and not sure if we'll be delivering them Sunday or Monday. Plus, we still have quite a lot to do before our plane takes off Tuesday afternoon. If I manage to do more than check my e-mail periodically, I'll be surprised!

Next week I'll be posting P365 from the U.S.! YIKES! 

And now, back to work...

12 comments:

Mari said...

Your view is so pretty! The snake? Not so much!
The banner looks great.
I can't believe you'll be in the USA next week!!!

Betty said...

I´m excited for you to travel to the US again. I´m sure it will be a busy week before you leave. Looking forward to hearing it all went well and hearing more about what you´re doing in the states next week.

sara said...

praying for your flight on Tuesday!! So excited for your furlough!!

I think you should make your husband family only speak spanish to you..then it won't be so hard when you get back! ha! easy for me to say!!!

The Bug said...

Love the view - that's something to look forward to when you get back.

I'l be excited to see what you're up to here in the states - I'm glad you plan to keep up with P365.

McCrakensx4 said...

That view is amazing...so beautiful. I would NOT want to meet up with that snake anywhere YUCK! (If you didn't get that...I am not a fan of snakes either!) Hope you have safe travels back to the states.

semperfi said...

Seeing the snake reminds me of living in Southern California in base housing at Camp Pendleton. I ran over a bunch of baby rattlers one day while mowing the lawn. Hope you have a safe trip back to the US

Mimi said...

Wow, that snake was something else!

I hope you have a safe trip.

Have a great week,
Mimi

Lhoyt said...

It's clear St. Patrick never made it to Argentina. What kind of snake did Ivan say it was?
Looking forward to hearing more about your trip back and the visits with churches and family. Better yet, I'd love to see you folks in person.

The Cyber Hermit said...

Snake! ACK!

I love the way you weave crafts into your daily life and they always look so cool (says the woman with two left thumbs). Thanks for sharing the pictures of them.

skoots1mom said...

love that view...
ewwwww, don't like no snakes...
great banner; they'll LOVE it and MISS you a lot...
we're eager for your safe trip ;)
our missionary from Prague gave our sermon today; it was awesomely done...he and his wife have a young son who is surely loving being with his cousins again :)
we spent all day yesterday retrieving dd from college; visiting with locals in T'town; driving to Auburn w/ backup clothing for dd's room mate who is now staying @ Auburn w/ her sister until her parents can travel in; had a great dinner w/ our youth minister who moved to Auburn.
and now my girl is HOME...mama is sleeping much better ;)

rita said...

Storms everywhere.
Love the idea of the mountain view.
Really hope to see it some day.
I look forward to seeing you soon!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Not a snake fan here....nope....but it was a great shot of it.