Ok so it started before 7 when Mandi sent me a msg by facebook asking me to call her. You see I have it set up on my phone to be able to make an international call ... at a reduced rate. That rate is .58 a minute.
Everyone was asleep except for my husband and I. She wanted sizes so she could have one of the village women make Alyssa & her an African dress. I woke Alyssa up.... (she had school anyway... oh wait THEY do not normally get up that early!) to measure her. I called Mandi and let her know. We talked for a couple minutes and said our goodbye.
Did I say it was 52 degrees this morning here in South Georgia... you know we thought we were freezing!
After that.... I didn't walk and the kids came in and we all snuggled up in the blankets. A bit later as I was telling/making them start chores and their Math.... a man came to the door to look at our horse that dh is selling.
During this time Michael called ... just to chat and catch up. Its been a week or so since we talked. It was a good talk and they will come to visit in a few weeks.
Not long after this.... a knock came at the door and it was someone looking for my husband (he had left by now to see friends) ... did I say my hair was in a towel?!
By now the children were asking if we could have lunch and I said "No, it isn't TIME and didn't you just have breakfast?"
I helped Alyssa, & the boys with their verses, math & language ...
another message from Mandi asking me to call her.... did I say CRAZY?
oh wait I grab some chocolate... you know chocolate always does the trick.
I called and she shared for a few minutes about visiting two homes in the village .... the homes were "mud huts." She shared how a woman with 8 children lived in one small hut... how she prayed with her.
Kids were NOW outside.... enjoying the fall weather...
About this time.... I realize that my 17 yr old Dakota's tag on his car expired on MY birthday.... so I send him to town with MY van to get his tag. He calls in just a minute and tells me that the horses are out and down at the neighbors!
Isn't it bed time yet? Whew....
So the kids and I ride on the golf cart thingie through the woods to the neighbors to try to get the horses....