Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Neither Here Nor There

Don't you hate it when someone hasn't written for a while and the first thing they do is apologize for not writing sooner? Yeah, me too. Nevertheless, I am sorry for not getting it together to write yesterday or the day before. My brain wasn't working well enough to form cohesive and intelligent sentences. I know what you're thinking...."That's never stopped her before". True enough. 

I'm on the mend from the malaria. Thank goodness for that. It was a rough one. I'm left with anemia so I'm treating that with lots of vitamins. And, I mean lots! It's a small handful. Blech.

I still can't do much so I work for an hour or two and then rest for 30-60 minutes. I'm hoping to increase the work and decrease the rest as the week goes on. This means that I have to delegate some of my workload as we continue to prepare to leave. As the champion control freak that I am, this is not an easy thing to do.

Speaking of delegating though, I had Troy cook dinner for us last night. I supervised him but he did most of the work himself and did a fine job. It was weird seeing him move around the kitchen. At 13 years old he has now begun his upward climb and he is definitely turning into a man. It's hard to see my baby leaving his childhood behind. What's next? Marriage, grandchildren for me? Wow!

We have just over a week before we begin our journey to the States. First we take the 16 hour bus ride to Lusaka, spend a day there, a 10 hour flight to London, a 21 hour layover, a 10 hour flight to Houston and then we'll be HOME. Sort of....since Africa is also home....

Here is the online invitation for the get together we'll be holding February. Click on this link to be taken to the Facebook page so you can RSVP. If you would like to attend but aren't a Facebook user then please let me know via comments or email and I'll add you to the list.

In other news, Tom branded our two new goats yesterday. Go read all about it.

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  1. Oh my heck... I will keep praying for you. Malaria does not sound romantic AT ALL!!

  2. Oh man, we won't be able to make it to Houston that weekend! We have family coming in to stay with us... dang it! I was really looking forward to meeting you all. :(

    Continuing the prayers for your health. That malaria is a real booger, isn't it?!

  3. Counting your grandchildren already??? Wait a bit, ok? The kids are at my house, and I'm not ready to have babies as well, ha!

  4. Wow, I am so happy that you are recovering. That malaria sounds pretty bad!

    My boys are 15 & 18, so they are in this stage thats bittersweet for me too. Not still boys, not yet men. Sometimes it's kind of ouchie for mom!

    Hugs & love,


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