One day last week, I....
Finished editing CDA II & III sponsorship packets (20 total)
Printed CDA II’s packets to be able to show the staff and kids later
Met with my staff about kids cases as they continue the long, windy path through SEDEGES and the court system
Got caught up on how our babies stand with their immunizations
Emailed my family my current thoughts and plans about my upcoming trip to TX and a few other places en route
Made preparations for J. (CDA II) to move to CDA III as soon as he feels ready
Went to a meeting of the new network we’ve helped form (could only stay 30 minutes; Rosa caught me up later)
Said happy birthday to: Tia Rosario’s son (1st), Tia Maribel, and Tia Ana Maria
Heard about preparations for A. & C.’s birthday party for the next day
Blended fruit with plain yogurt and discovered it’s yummy
Walked all over downtown about 3 times
Mailed two packages at the post office, the giveaway winner's gifts and a “Gotcha Day” gift for a certain sister of mine (who hopefully won’t read this till she gets it)
Signed a paper at a notary’s office
Took a bus, which is less common now that I have a car (Missionaries reading this, don’t hate me! I did live here over 4 years without one)
Went to immigration three times, one of those with a lawyer
Spoke to four different men at four different desks, some of them twice, to get my indefinite Bolivia visa paperwork “in”
Got visa pictures made
Forked over a LOT of money in immigration
Took E. (4 years) to his surgeon check-up…thanks to volunteer Sarah bringing him to me when the immigration paperwork began dragging out
Bought shoes for little girl E since she has tiny feet and we only had boy shoes in her size
Read Proverbs 18 and out of Esther (“for such a time as this”…ah, gives me chills every time!)
Had a pleasant Chinese food dinner with CDA II volunteer Sarah her last evening in Bolivia; appreciated her answers to the debriefing questions and also her insight and encouragement regarding upcoming changes at CDA II
Printed sponsorship packets of CDA I & III kids till 11pm
Missed two cell phone calls the minute I didn’t have it with me
Read a few more chapters in the book Rabble in Arms (the night before at about 11:30 it got really exciting...in fact this 586 page book takes a large part of the blame for the inactivity of the blog as of late)
And that was practically the entire day! It was a good day, full of activity and furthermore getting things DONE - my favorite thing to do. =)
Every day last week was similarly packed, if not with errands and exciting meetings then with endless computer work. The weekend has kept up the same frantic pace, with Texan visitors to the Baby Home, going to CDA II & III, playing with the kids at the Baby Home, seeing off a volunteer, buying my fruits and veggies for the upcoming week at Saturday market (with a few little ones in tow), washing clothes, fellowshipping with friends, church rehearsals/events, finishing my book....yeah, it was a bit full!
Tomorrow shouldn't disappoint either, so I'm off to finish preparing myself for the week to hit. Hasta luego!
Adios, Shana and Hillary - Thanks to Carla Booher for the blog! :) Wednesday night we had a "going away" party for two of our volunteers. Shana is from Texas and has been touring...
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