Monday, December 28, 2009

Week 21, Project 365

We are fast approaching the halfway mark for the year -- isn't that exciting?!

Being here in Sta. Rosa means slow or no internet. I really wanted to share some photos from the wedding the daughter was in last Sunday, but I've spent way too much time trying to download a few photos to share today. TIME OUT takes on a whole new meaning on the internet. Makes me want to throw a tantrum and get sent to the other time out in a corner. Grrrrrr.

Meanwhile I'm including some links. The best man is a pastor in our home church but in this photo I joke that he and the daughter look like waiters in an upscale restaurant (which the daughter is in real life!) :-) This crazy shot is the daughter's favorite because the groom and his 'people' are showing some serious 'tude! LOL And I like this one of the whole wedding party where everyone's showing off their pearly whites.

I know I've already shared a photo of a pretty yellow tree, but I can't help's another one. They're all over, creating pops of color amidst all the green... ...which I guess never really goes away in a temperate climate. These bushes are everywhere, too. Love the brilliant orange berries against the dark green foliage. God certainly created a beautiful world!
I mentioned this week the possibility of renting a place to have meetings and activities for our fledgling church plant. Here's a shot of the front of the wee little house which we haven't measured but looks to be between 3-4 meters across. Paperwork commences this coming week so soon we may be hanging a shingle on the front announcing this as the "Centro Esperanza". Because we also came up with a name! Which was necessary for other paperwork. Even though this wasn't a British colony, you can tell the Brits have had a profound influence on the society by the sheer amount of paperwork required for each and every single little aspect of life. Laundry day after a few overcast days means clothes and towels hanging on every available line, even under the patio roof.
At the start of our holiday weekend (national holiday: 25 de Mayo PLUS our 30th anniversary weekend!) we went out for lunch. Here's dessert which we shared. Lovely, isn't it? Thick chocolate cake-like crust and light-as-air cheesecake with the essence of orange. Oh my, it was delicious!
Since schools and businesses are closed on Monday, there was a public ceremony commemorating the holiday on Friday. I was in Spanish class but the hubby attended and took some photos. I put a few together in a collage. If you click on it, it should enlarge so you can see it better. In addition to the ubiquitous speeches, the kids gave recitations and performed folklore dancing in full costume. I tried, oh how I tried!, to upload a short 3 minute video of that but TIME OUT kept butting in. Once we're home I'll try to get that on the blog for your viewing enjoyment. It's really cute how these 10- and 11-year-olds have mastered the old-fashioned dance.
Saturday morning hubby picked up a free load of wood, cut and stacked as much as he could in this cabinet and the rest is cut and stacked elsewhere. Wood = Heat = Happy Southern Girl!
The initial hole to check out the septic didn't reveal much.
The hole is expanding by the hour. Might have more exciting photos to share next week :-) Because Project 365 is all about what we do as we live each day. Might not be very glamorous or exciting, but it's our life and we enjoy sharing it with one another. At least I've had fun getting to know my online friends through this project. We gather around Mr. Linky on Sara's blog every Sunday and see what others are up to, in our families, our jobs, or our communities.

Welcome to my life!

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