So here we are… my first “real” attempt at posting here on WordPress… with pictures and everything! We’ll see how this works!
Friday, January 21 – This afternoon it was pretty sunny outside, but then it started raining. I was fixing dinner (we were having friends over – they live in a village interior) and Natalie called me outside to look at the rainbow! She got her umbrella even though it wasn’t raining very hard, and I just had to get a picture of my cutie pie. I think you can even see the rainbow off to the right if you look hard enough!
Saturday, January 22 – This afternoon we were all kind of tired of being inside, so Dan and I went outside and sat on the grass while the kids played on the playground. The kids wanted a snack so I got this big tin of crackers for them to munch on while they played.
Sunday, January 23 – Oh, and yesterday while I was sitting outside on the grass? I was also knitting 🙂 All of our knitted dishcloths (none of which I made myself) are all starting to fall apart. I have a couple little balls of cotton yarn so I found a pattern online and made myself a dishcloth! I made it a bit smaller than the pattern and ended up with enough yarn left over to make a small one for the girls to use when they get their play kitchen (which is in the crate, which is hopefully getting picked up sometime soon to begin its journey to us!!!) Oh, and this is the first ever picture I posted on Ravelry. I hope to updated more of my projects with pictures soon!
Monday, January 24 – My morning tea. This is my new favorite insulated cup – I got it in the airport in Japan! I wanted to get a mug that said “Japan” but all the mugs were for cities and not for the country itself, and I didn’t particularly like any of them, so I got this cup instead. I used it all through furlough, and I love it. I filled it full of coffee (with flavored creamer, of course!) before we got in Dad’s truck to drive to Seattle to begin our journey back to Indonesia. I finished my coffee on the way to the airport, and the cup rode in my carry-on luggage all the way back here. Which means that I never rinsed it out, and the dregs of coffee stayed in the cup for several long days! When we got back here and I found it, it smelled pretty nasty. After many washings, and several scrubbings with baking soda water, it finally smells okay again! For a while there I couldn’t even use it, and I was pretty sad!
Tuesday, January 25 – Our cat Leo has been pretty needy lately. He lives on the porch and lately instead of only coming around for meal times, he has been hanging out there ALL DAY LONG! So whenever we go outside he meows for us to give him some lovin’. Usually I am happy to oblige. So this is my attempt at taking a picture of myself petting Leo 🙂
Wednesday, January 26 – Library books! What a treat for this girl who loves to read! How in the world do we have a library here? Well, little MK school used to have an “adult” section in their library (no, not THAT kind of “adult”. Get your mind out of the gutter :-)) The adults didn’t usually make it over there to actually make use of the books, so our friend Katherine who was a teacher here in Wamena for 3 years decided to move all the books into her house. She set up bookshelves and organized all the books, even keeping up with donations that came in. Now that she is in Sentani the library isn’t quite as organized but I still am glad to have books to read! There is a pretty good selection, although I do feel like I get to read books I wouldn’t normally choose, just because there aren’t that many to pick from!
Thursday, January 27 – My little Claire and her toy of choice these days. Here she is showing me her handful of Polly Pocket dolls. Ah the joys of being a little girl!