After getting up, getting dressed, and taking my early morning supplement, Daddy took the basket of laundry outside for me, and I hung up the clothes I had washed yesterday afternoon. Then I had my breakfast and quiet time, got the bed made, and did a few other little things before going off to school.
We sang the assurance songs again this morning, and then the students had their Bible test on Daniel chapter 2. Everyone did well on that, and most of them got 100%. After we reviewed, they also had a test in Social Studies - writing the names of the continents, oceans, and directions on a blank world map and coloring it according to instructions. Everyone did a good job on that too. We will not start a new chapter in Social Studies, but will use that time now to work on making props for the drama.
After school, Esau planted more trees. We had our lunch and nap. When I got up, I started cooking the chicken for supper, and prepared and cooked the broccoli and uxai as well. While those were cooking, I finished grading today’s work and recording grades. Then I made a pie crust, and made a chicken pot pie with the chicken and veggies I had cooked. While that was baking, I tried to practice keyboard; but it was a bit too dark, and it was hard for me to see the notes well.
Our supper was ready around 5:30. It was about 6:30 before I had gotten the kitchen cleaned up and dishes done. Now I am waiting for the youth to come for choir practice.
“1Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; 2But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.” II Corinthians 4:1,2
October 9. Yesterday evening it rained - water, and flying ants - thousands of them; probably ten thousands of them. A few of them even climbed in bed with us. Yuk! At least they don’t bite. But it is hard to sleep with little creeping things crawling all over your body. When we got up this morning, what a mess the house was! Floors, tables, cupboards, sinks, windows - everything covered with ants, hundreds of them still moving and hundreds still flying around. We never saw so many flying ants at one time. We spent about a half hour sweeping up and wiping up ants and disinfecting the counter tops and table top.
I finally got to have my breakfast and read my Bible before people came for lotu. There were still hundreds of flying ants around, and they were crawling all over the floor. The people couldn’t get over it, yet they didn’t see the half. They don’t have lights in their homes so the ants don’t come into their homes like they do in ours. There are still a few crawling around this evening.
Amos preached on Acts 2:5-13 this morning and did fine. A young lady from Marivo was here with a new baby girl so I got out some baby clothes for her after lotu. We started school around 8:30 so we were able to cover quite a bit in phonics class this morning. I would like to try to finish this unit by the end of the year. We have six more lessons to go and about three more weeks so we should be able to finish without any problem. The last week of school, we’ll be concentrating on practicing for the drama so probably won’t have any classes. Since we finished classes early today, I took time to go over the rest of the drama with them.
After school, Tomas brought down the metal chair frame that Phinehas had taken home to see if his father could make it into a throne for the king. He had some ideas but needed tools so he worked on it out here during our lunch and nap time. Got some ooqdi pieces put across the front and back so we can nail a piece of plywood on for a seat. Then we need to make a back for it.
After lunch and nap, there was lots to do - get a gift bag ready for Sunny; get things ready for her party tomorrow (get out the party table cover, wash apples and bananas and organize some on the tray and some in a bowl, roast peanuts to put in the peanut cups later, get cookies and lollies ready, get out cups and drink mix so I can get the drink made first thing in the morning); finish grading today’s work and recording grades; get things ready for classes tomorrow; cut up the good parts of two bad apples and cook them to use on my pancakes on Sunday, and fix supper. After supper, I got the rest of the peanut cups filled, put away the extra peanuts, and strained the honey water off the honeycomb before doing dishes. A Waisara boy brought us a nice-looking piece of honeycomb yesterday. He assured us it did not have any bees in it. It did have bees, however. Looked like they were baby bees as the honeycomb had lots of eggs in it too. So today I just covered the honeycomb with water and heated it on the wood stove. Then I strained off the water to use in baking and threw away the honeycomb. We didn’t want the K2 to be completely wasted.
This evening, the Bible school men are here. It has been a few weeks since they have had Bible school since a couple of them were gone with the youth to youth camp, and last week Daddy was gone to town.
“3But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” II Corinthians 4:3,4