Thursday, October 15, 2015

Weeks 41 and 42: Project 365, the 2015 Edition

Thursday, October 1

Ivan attended a three-day conference in Cordoba with other men from our church. Sponsored by 9Marks, the focus was on expository preaching. Juan Sanches from Texas was one of the speakers.

Friday, October 2

The conference included various sessions by the different men as well as a panel discussion.
From left to right: Juan Sanches (pastor/elder at High Point Baptist Church in Austin, TX), Sugel Michelén (pastor/elder at Iglesia Bíblica del Señor Jesucristo in the Dominican Republic, as well as author and lecturer), Edgar Aponte (Director of Hispanic Leadership Development at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC) and Ryan Townsend (Executive Director of 9Marks). 

Saturday, October 3

Ivan enjoyed having Joaquin ride back and forth with him each day. This young man has such a heart for God and was pretty excited to meet Sugel Michelén.

Sunday, October 4

Some days are too exciting for words. And they say a picture is worth a thousand words, right? So do you think I could blather on for 1,000 words about vitamins and supplements?
You betcha! But I won't. I'm a fan of Shaklee's Citraboost because it means I don't have to swallow quite so many pills. I have a strong gag reflex and the Citraboost, a powdered supplement I mix with orange juice, makes my start to the day a lot more pleasant. The lovely light green pill is the medication I take to keep the vertigo at bay; very thankful that it works 99% of the time.

Monday, October 5

Almost everyone I know has aloe plants, because they thrive in this climate. This isn't the first time I've shared a picture of them, and probably won't be the last. These happen to be in our neighbor's yard, but you can see the tall brightly colored blooms all over town right now.

Tuesday, October 6

Ivan took the camera to Bible study and took a bunch of photos, so I put together another collage.

Friday, October 9

I posted this on facebook, as well as my last blog post, but I'm sharing it again here too. I really do think it's a thing of beauty!

Saturday, October 10

Ivan met up with José Luis, an old junior high buddy, and another friend, and the three stayed at the house in Sta. Rosa while enjoying an aviation event in Alta Gracia. He didn't take many photos, but I have a few to share. On the way to Alta Gracia, they stopped briefly in Belgrano so the other guys could buy some gifts to take back to Buenos Aires. It was a mob scene, since the town celebrates Octoberfest all month.
Ivan, José Luis, and Marcelo

Inside sessions on aviation history and construction.

Outside planes to look at. 

Monday, October 13

I took this photo a few weeks ago, showing a row of trees in front of a hosteria on the costanera where we walk:  

This type of tree grows so fast that people cut it way back every year. I've always thought it looks like they've gotten a butch cut. But, as you can see, they leaf out nicely come Spring every year:

Wednesday, October 15

We're in the home stretch! I'm attaching the binding to the quilt and then it will be FINISHED. I used the machine to attach the binding to the front and now I'm folding it over and hand sewing it down on the back.


Terra said...

That conference sounds great. I have a question for you, what is that little green pill that keeps your vertigo at bay?

Mari said...

It sounds like the conference was really good!
My MIL is a big Shaklee fan and sold it until a few months ago when her health started to hod her back. Bob and I take the alfalfa pills every day.

The Bug said...

Mike & I met at Southeastern! But that was 27 years ago & they didn't have a director of Hispanic leadership development then. You know, this is how it was in the church I grew up in, but it's always interesting for me to see that it's the men who do all the church leadership there (although that could just be what Ivan's ministry is). Of course, the Episcopal church is WIDE open - ha! My priest is a woman, and our bishop is a woman. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

rita said...

Didn't know aloe plants have those blossoms.
That thistle blossom is truly beautiful. Looks like a pattern you should quilt.
How fun for Ivan to see his old buddies and go to an aviation event!
What trees are those? i always thought they looked funny shorn like that.