(I wrote this a few days ago. I have not been able to get the internet to work to send it. Hope it works this time!)
Well, another month has passed and now we have been living in Swaziland for 4 months. Much has happened since we left home, more than I could possibly write about on our blog. Here is a bit of what has been happening.
-We’ve had lots of rain here over the past few weeks. Things are green and spring is here. Flowers are blooming and trees are blossoming and everything is just beautiful! I wish you could smell the orange blossoms. Yummy!
-I’ve learned it is hard to keep up with laundry when it rains.
-I still love my clothes line.
-We have made a bit more progress on starting the campus recycling project. Brad is very thankful our collection is out of his office.
-We have had 6 baby goats born in the last week or so. A set of twins have died so we just have 4 babies now. We are expecting another birth any day now. (The last mother finally gave birth to twins today.)
-We have bottle fed the goats for a few days…and it was fun!
-I might be more excited about these goats than the girls…
-We have made several more trips to the library…even in Mbabane, which is about an hour away.
-We have been blessed with some of the food from the gardens on campus. It is always a treat to get the veggies.
-Yesterday was chicken slaughter day, again.
-I got my hair cut today at a real haircut place. I was growing it out, but I gave that up.
-Some seeds we have planted in our "own" garden have grown into plants…canteloupe, zinnia, and sunflowers. The flowers are blooming and there is a flower on the canteloupe plant.
-We have tomatoes on our tomato plants too.
-Our internet provider has been in trouble (in court) and we have had to make some internet changes. Our internet often does not work. It is pretty frustrating.
-One of my favorite quotes from the past week or so was this, "Mom, I’m tring not to scream, pick my nose and I’m learning how to READ!!!!" All coming from a very excited, sweet girl.
-I am learning the songs that we often sing on campus (non-English) and sometimes I even know when to click! You see, some letters in siSwati you click when you say them. I think there are different kinds of clicks. I only know one, but I know when it’s coming…sometimes.
-The girls are also learning the songs here and it is fun to hear them sing in other languages.
-We know songs and don’t even know what language it is.
-We really, REALLY miss Jason’s Deli…a whole lot!
-The container will be arriving soon (hopefully) and we will (finally) get our bed and our books! I can hardly wait to open up the boxes!
-I often have really great things to write about….then by the time I get a chance I forget what I was going to write about.
-I also wonder what YOU would like to know about. Do you have any specific questions or things you would like to know about? I would love your comments about things you would be interested in hearing about.
We are doing well. This is a quick, random update. Hopefully I will get a chance to be more regular writing on the blog…if the internet will cooperate.
Let me know what you would like to hear about.