Friday, July 6, 2012

10 Things That Take Up My Week
... because I'm too lazy to write a real blog post

1.  Working on creole lessons  
I felt like a rock star after the first two lessons, then was quickly slapped with the reality of listening to a conversation in creole, at regular creole talking speed, and realized, holy cow, learning another language isn't for sissies.


2.  Making doctors appointments 
There a whole lot of shots coming The Crazies' way, and they are trying to convince me that contracting typhoid might be the preferred route over getting a shot.  They will not win this fight.  Also, does anyone have any advice on how to get a prescription filled for a year at a time?

3.  Booking flights
Visiting family, meeting our niece for the first time, getting on a boat, eating as much fresh caught fish as we can handle, long talks with good friends, saying our 'see you laters'.

4.    Referee-ing
 I'm just trying to fill our days with free activities, and trying to get the big kids to just stop quarreling with each other about e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.

5.  Resigning  
Gary put in his resignation and his last day of work will be July 31st.  This is exciting and scary.

6.  Planning. 
 Researching and gathering supplies for Krull Academy.  Getting ready to be a homeschooling family.  This should be interesting...

7.  Laundry 
I'm not kidding when I say that I spend about two hours a day on laundry, about five days a week.  We don't have a washer right now, so "doing laundry" includes driving it to my parents' house and back several times a day.  Still easier than the hand washing that is to come!

8.  Meetings... or, "Reyinyons"
 Did you see how I just working in a little creole there?  Meetings with leadership at the church, via skype for creole lessons, emailing people for Haiti stuff, phone meetings.  Lots of planning= lots of reyinyons.  

9.  Words With Friends
I'm new to this party.  I'm a word nerd and this game is really addictive.  It's like scrabble for cool people.  So yes, this takes up a portion of my week.

10. Sleep
Did you know that having a toddler sleep in your closet isn't conducive to sleeping past 7:00 am?  Sleep takes a chunk out of my time, but not nearly enough if I have anything to say about it.

1 comment:

mamadeats said...

Call me! I'd love to help! I'm great with laundry. And am working on homeschooling Isaac. My Mom also homeschooled us and would be a great resource! Also, we can just get our kids together to play and spend less time being referees.... We haven't been able to donate financially to your mission so I'd really love to donate my time in any way I can!

I will fb you my number.

Sarah Deats

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