December 15. The world was hidden by fog when we got up this morning. Soon it began to rain. I don’t know when the rain stopped, but it was cloudy the rest of the morning. The sun peeked through for a short time right after noon, but more rain came later in the afternoon.
I was thankful that Daddy felt more like eating today. He ate a small breakfast, but ate more for lunch and supper. Is starting to get a little strength back so I thank the Lord for that.
After breakfast and quiet time, I did some exercises and walking. Then I tried to relax in the recliner and crochet for a while, but kept having to get up to answer the door. Daddy turned on the generator for a while and I finished up another Bible school lesson. Then I did some more sawing, hammering, and screwing while water was heating for dishes. When the dish water was hot, I stopped and washed the dishes. Then worked more on the cupboard addition. If Daddy feels well enough tomorrow, maybe he will cut the plywood for the shelves.
Made a beef veggie pie for dinner. It was late getting done because of interruptions. We had just sat down to eat when NTM called and said the chopper was on its way with our fuel and dangerous goods. So after we ate, we waited for the chopper and for people to bring things down to the house from the top of the airstrip. We didn’t think to tell the pilot he could have landed near the house. Since it rained this morning, there wouldn’t be a lot of dust. Last time he landed by the house, the ground was very dry, and the kitchen and our bedroom got filled with red dust.
After nap, I answered the door a few times more. Maro’s mother came to see if we had a veggie peeler she could buy. We didn’t, but I gave her a little bag of goodies. After a while. Erisapet’s mother came. She wanted a box to put her clothes in. I gave her a box and a bag of goodies too. She said she didn’t come in for lotu yesterday because she has too much pain in her back and legs, and there were a lot of people so she couldn’t stretch her legs out; but she sat out on the hill and listened to the sermon.
I started doing some work in the computer - added birthdays to the schedule I had planned out for the next school year. Then Neomi came by and I talked with her for a while. Her baby is due in about two months. She and her two sisters are having to buy “head pay” for their mother. It has been a year now since their mother passed away.
After that, I started figuring out the cost of school materials for this coming year so I can give a list to the fathers. Went hunting for all the books and have them all together now - some in the foot locker and some in the guest room.
“6He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. 7Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 8For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.” Mark 7:6-8
December 16. It was cold last night, but back to hot and dry again today.
Warmed up muffins for my breakfast. Ate and read Bible. Sunny came around 8:30 to grind grain. Also had her sweep the floor. It was another day of answering the door many times.
The whole frame for the cupboard addition is finished now, and Daddy cut one piece of plywood for me today for the middle shelf. Maybe tomorrow he can cut the rest of the pieces of plywood for the side and top and door.
Computer time today was spent working on the school schedule, verses to review and new ones to learn, and school rules. Also sorted a few things that were in a box we brought back from town, cleaned the bathroom, and looked for a cookie recipe. Tomorrow I’ll try to make Daddy some cookies.
Praise the Lord, Daddy was doing much better today. He still needs to get some strength back, but ate well today, and is teaching Bible school this evening. Only Owena people are here. Don’t know where the Marivo people are.
“20And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 21For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.” Mark 7:20-23