March 13. Friday, the 13th. What a lovely day the Lord gave us! Still some winds, but lots of blue sky and sunshine. Thank you, Lord, for your kindness to your children.
The students did a great job on “Until Then” today. We’ll practice for another week to get it up to speed. Then maybe next Sunday, they’ll be ready to sing it in lotu. They were excited to get new reading workbooks today. And I was excited in math class that they finally could tell me what multiples and factors are. After their spelling quiz, I had them go right to their science test. Then we had our "conversation time" in the last class of the day. That included reading part of a book. I let Mike pick out the book. It was one about life in the cities. After I read a few pages, then I used it as a springboard to get some conversation going. None of them have ever been to a city, and all but two said they would like to visit the city. Phinehas didn’t want to visit the city because it is too dangerous, and Sunny didn’t want to go because it costs too much money.
After nap, I helped get things set up for the store and then graded some of today’s lessons. A lot of the lessons are left for Graham and Sunny to grade tomorrow evening. Later I fixed a few extra veggies so I could make soup for supper. I already had some leftover veggies in the fridge, and I had chicken broth in the pressure cooker. Since there wasn’t much business at the school store, Phinehas came in and played the keyboard until it was time to close up shop.
George spent all day chopping firewood. We had pretty well depleted our store with the wood stove going all day long for I don’t know how many days. It seemed so good to be able to let the fire go out today.
Matusa and his family brought more firewood. Our store of that was running low too.
“41And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, 42Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.” Luke 19:41,42
March 14. The beautiful day yesterday was topped off with a bit of rain later in the evening and strong winds during the night.
But what a lovely day it has been again today! How good the Lord is! The winds are still blowing strong, but how thankful we are for blue sky and sunshine. Just wish I could have gotten out for a walk today. But I am glad that I was at least able to get out and hang out the clothes. Daddy didn’t want to be out in the wind because he is still battling a bad cough, so I got to hang all the clothes out by myself. It took a fair bit longer, but I do so enjoy being out there under God’s blue sky where I can pray while I work. Also stopped for a few minutes to talk with Opo and Ayando.
We didn’t get up quite so early this morning - waited until 5:45. I just felt like I needed that few minutes extra sleep. We were still able to get the clothes all washed before lotu. Left them to be hung out afterward.
Mike taught the lesson this morning on the husband and wife being one in all areas of their marriage. It was a good message. He said he was really tired after a busy week in school, but he did a good job anyway.
As soon as lotu was over and I had greeted many of those who were there, I went right out and started hanging clothes. I was hot and tired by the time I finished. Had an Emergen-C drink and then dozed in the recliner for a while.
After my little nap, the rest of the morning was spent working on lesson plans for this coming week. I wasn’t able to get out for a walk because some kind of lump came up on the bottom of my foot yesterday afternoon. Don’t have any idea what it is. It is under the surface of the skin and is very tender to the touch. I am glad it is in the arch of the foot so there is not a lot of pressure on it when I walk, unless I step on a bump on the ground or in the floor, and as long as I wear something with a flat insole. So I am having to wear my slippers in the house. That is all I have that is flat. It got too hot to have them on later in the morning though, and my feet are really swollen today.
Warmed up soup for our dinner. Daddy went out and got the clothes in while the winds were somewhat calm. After nap, I washed my hair. Then I finished lesson plans and finished checking the rough draft of Thessalonians through Philemon.
“18Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD, and he said, Who am I, O Lord GOD? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto? 19And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord GOD; but thou hast spoken also of thy servant's house for a great while to come. And is this the manner of man, O Lord GOD? 20And what can David say more unto thee? for thou, Lord GOD, knowest thy servant. 21For thy word's sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all these great things, to make thy servant know them. 22Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.” II Samuel 7:18-22