Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook


February 2, 2010

Outside my window...
It's pouring!

I am thinking...
about making breakfast

I am thankful for...
my awesome family!

From the learning rooms...(if this applies)
need to finish Seth's list for the week :)

From the kitchen...
all cleaned up, ready for me to mess it up by making breakfast

I am wearing...
white blouse, jean skirt

I am creating...
nothing at present

I am going...
to plan Aaron's birthday today

I am reading...
a novel by Dickens

I am hoping...
to know something important soon!

I am hearing...
lots and lots of rain

Around the house...
nothing is stirring, not even a mouse

One of my favorite things...
getting up early to start my day with coffee and my Bible!

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Aaron's birthday
laundry and more laundry :/

Monday, October 20, 2008

El Ferro

Most of the time, it is a great advantage to live right in front of the Ferro (its full name is Ferrocarril Futbol Club~F.C.C.). The kids can go right across the street to play basketball or to swim (in the summer), and Seth has even been out all hours at the chess club. It's a great family place. BUT....yesterday, the Ferro won (evidently) the Salto soccer championship. And boy, did they festejar (party!)! They had a ticker-tape parade all through Salto (all 30 blocks of it!!!!), and they stayed up all night partying. I kid you not, they were up all hours with loud music and happiness! Unfortunately, some of us would like to sleep... I tell you, and I know what I'm talking about, Venezuelan parties have NOTHING on these all-night Uruguayan parties! Having said all of that, ¡Felicitaciones, Ferro!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Starting a Church~Not Easy...

Starting a church...doesn't even SOUND easy. This is the fifth church plant in which I've had the privilege of participating, and the truth is easier~only because you get used to it. I guess it's kind of like childbirth...the first one is a humdinger, you know! Everything about it is new~you have NO IDEA what to expect because people who tell you about it forget parts... So, the first Sunday of your first church plant makes you REALLY nervous...what if nobody shows? I guess that can happen, although I'm happy that it hasn't happened to us. Well, you work, you pray, you get the church building ready, get up on the first day...then WAIT. Really a nerve-wracking business. WAIT. Well, eventually, a person shows up, then another. It's REALLY exciting! When it's your first time, you actually expect them all back the next week. Doesn't happen. Then...what? Our first time we went through a really hard time. But if I haven't learned ANYTHING else (I'm not too smart), I've learned that WE work, WE pray, but GOD gives the increase! And you know what? He does, in HIS time. This is our first church plant in Uruguay, and it's slow going~it always is. But we really just have to remember...and trust.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Can You Believe It?~I'm Posting!

How long has gone by? I just haven't felt like blogging lately...that is the only truth. I do more facebook, which I find easier, these days. Lots and lots of things have happened since my family and I moved to Salto, Uruguay, in June. My husband and sons came before the rest of us to find a suitable home, and they found a very nice one, for which we are very thankful. We've found Uruguay to VERY DIFFERENT from Venezuela in many ways, and I think we are finally getting accustomed to it! Some friends of ours came in September, bearing schoolbooks and our other books, and with the purpose too of participating in the first service of Iglesia Bautista Camino de Fe. That has been wonderful, starting the church... It's a great privilege to serve GOD in this way. Anyway, the kids and I have started school and we find ourselves very busy again! We have also had company many times, for which we are thankful too! We have many friends here in Salto, for whose salvation we are praying. Four of the five children are participating in a sport, 3 in basketball and one in rugby. Can you guess which one is in Rugby? That is an interesting sport... Hopefully, I will be back on here more often...Sorry for the ausencia! God bless...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Cosas que son Diferentes

Esta entrada tiene que ser en español como el contenido tiene que ver con dos paises en América del Sur. Muchas cosas son diferentes entre Venezuela y Uruguay, y creo que me daré cuenta de muchas cosas más mientras va pasando el tiempo. Éstas son solamente algunas de las diferencias:

  • las llaves son muy inusuales
  • claro que uds. saben que la ll se dice sh en vez de y
  • tocineta es panceta
  • hay caballos por las calles
  • hace frío
  • no hay ni siquiera UNA montaña
  • arequipe es dulce de leche y es muy abundante y económico (y delicioso!)
  • las casas no tienen closets (armarios o roperos)
  • hasta el sol de hoy no he visto a nadie tomar un ¨con leche¨
  • chamos son gurices
  • okey es ta
  • los Uruguayos no hablan, ellos cantan
  • no hay papas blancas
  • sí hay mucha leche y muchos dulces ricos!!!!

Algo que no es diferente es que estoy muy contenta en cualquier lugar porque es el lugar donde Dios me puso!

*sorry, English-speakers

Monday, June 30, 2008

Pictures of Visit to Venezuela

Here are some pics of our visit here in Venezuela:

Aaron, exhausted after a long trip! (sleeping on Granna's couch)

My sweet friend, Erika, and her daughter, Kerem

My new haircut!

One of my very best friends, Angelica

Cute Maria Gabriela

My sweet friend, Yitza

The trio at our "Despedida"

Anthony & cute Yale

The flowers I received at the airport (Venezuela's colors)

Sophie the night we arrived (rojo rojito~heehee!)

Blog Friends!

The other night, I had the great privilege of speaking by phone to my "long-time" blog friend, a Liz, a delightful Caraquena! We spoke for over an hour, and we lacked nothing of which to speak. I am here in Caracas, and due to circumstances, we have not been able to get together~ALAS! it seems we won't be able to get together at all. However, I am grateful to have heard her voice and shared this phone call! It was so weird... we (I say we because I think we both felt this) felt like we'd known each other forever. What a blessing! A couple of years ago, I didn't even know WHAT A BLOG here, I have awesome blog friends! On another note, my other blog friend, JM, is moving on to Paraguay today! I know that God will greatly use her there as HE did here in Venezuela...praying for you today, Vernoys! Have a safe trip!