The day started with leftover pancakes for breakfast, quiet time, walking, putting away the baby items Daddy had gotten in town and some that had come in the box from Christy and Connie, and roasting and putting out peanuts for the school students to eat. Not that they aren’t getting enough peanuts at home. They are probably getting plenty. But we have so many now with all that we received in the offering yesterday even though a lot of those were given away to people, like the elderly, who don’t have much. Some of the elderly can’t eat them though because they don’t have teeth.
Most of the students were here early this morning. However, we started school a few minutes late because they were busy eating their peanuts.
The worksheets the students have been doing in phonics class recently are geared to helping them learn how to follow instructions.
After school today, five of the students stayed and worked. Sunny and Bonita sorted out plastic bags and then sorted, washed, and cut up greens to be cooked for our dinner this evening. Then they joined Phinehas, Steve, and Bethuel who were busy shelling peanuts. They worked for three hours all together, and there was a huge baking pan full of red peanuts, and not quite as large a pan full of white peanuts. Some of the peanuts went into their mouths as they were working, especially Bethuel’s. He does like to eat. Whenever he sees food coming, his eyes light up. :-) They were saying that the peanuts on the Marivo side produced even more than the ones on the Owena side. Some of the Marivo people counted as many as 40 peanuts on one stem.
While they were working, we had our lunch. Then I graded papers, recorded grades, and got things ready for school tomorrow. Daddy went for a walk and then had a nap.
It was after 3:30 before I went down for nap. Slept about 50 minutes. Then I washed my hair, and after that it was time to start supper. All I had to do was light the burner to cook the greens and then warm up the rest of the rice and chicken.
“33Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. 34For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Luke 12:33,34
January 22. No rain last night or today, but it is trying to rain this evening. Just a drop or two now and then so far. It was, however, quite warm and humid today. Even though it wasn’t sunny this afternoon, the temperature outside was in the mid-80’s. Both of us were sweating and dragging around for a while. It is cooling down a little this evening.
Daddy turned on the generator for about a half hour before school this morning, and I printed out the next Bible and music lessons for school.
Some of the kids are having a hard time understanding how to follow instructions in school. We are doing a number of exercises to try to get them to realize the importance of following instructions.
We ended science class a little early today, and I showed the students all the things that Lonnie sent for them. I told them when they finish a workbook or something, they can have a day to do art. In a couple weeks, we should finish unit two in phonics so that will probably be a good time to give them a break. I also gave them each a pen from the sets of pens that she sent.
We had egg salad sandwiches for lunch. We are thankful for all the eggs the Lord has been sending us. For now, I can be more generous with the amount of egg salad I put on my bread.
I took a rather long nap this afternoon. I first woke up about a half hour after we lay down. But I said to myself, I’ll just lie here a little while longer, and if I don’t go back to sleep, I’ll get up. Well, I did go back to sleep and didn’t wake up again for another 45 minutes. I was grateful for that extra rest time this afternoon.
The rest of the afternoon was spent grading papers, recording grades, and fixing supper - got the water on to heat for spaghetti; peeled and cut up carrots and put them on to cook; made spaghetti sauce.
It is very quiet around this evening. A lot more people are gone down to the river now. Nobody has even brought mobiles to be charged this evening.
“12Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee. 13But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: 14And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.” Luke 14:12-14