Monday, December 28, 2009

Week 48, Project 365

Only four weeks left to go. Did the year go as fast for everyone else as it seemed to me? Whoosh! It's gone. Sara, you won't know what to do with yourself when it's all done. No more getting your own post along with Mr. Linky ready, week in, week out.

Oh, that's plan on having a LIFE again. lol   Well, know that we've all appreciated your efforts in organizing this project and the time you've put into it. THANK YOU!

Got a few extra this week because some days it's just too hard to choose only one photo for Project 365. Such was the case on Sunday. Which started with some friendly soccer playing on the costanera.

And continued with merienda at Centro Esperanza.

Followed by a time of singing and teaching and.....praying. During which the light globe precipitously fell, causing a bit of a stir.

One way to get those boys' attention.

Monday, typically the pastor's day off, was a good day for us to stay home and get some long-term projects knocked out. Ivan took everything out of the shed and then swept it really well before putting things back in an orderly fashion. The ants are industrious and plentiful and so was their pile of stuff.

Ivan also uncovered a family of toads living on the patio. A mama toad and 13 offspring. Wasn't fast enough to get a family photo with everyone, but here's a shot with a few of the slower moving siblings.

I think Mama Toad is a little camera shy. The only photo of her is a blur of legs.

The garden is going great guns. Meant to get a photo of the beans but forgot and it's dark now. Next week. I'm reminded of "Jack and the Beanstalk" because, seriously, these are the fastest growing beans I have ever seen! But the tomatoes aren't doing too shabby either. We've been enjoying the cherry tomatoes for a while and now the bigger variety are starting to ripen. YUM!

Thanksgiving found me working at the English school most of the day and Ivan going to a concert in Cordoba. The Suzuki school had its annual recital and our co-workers' daughters played piano. It was held in a rather old theater downtown, Teatro Libertador San Martin. Probably a good thing I wasn't able to go, considering my propensity to become light-headed if I'm more than a few feet off the ground. I think Ivan was in the highest tier of seating, about four stories up, next to the balcony railing. 

One of the other missionaries had told us about the North Market and we decided to check it out on our last trip into Cordoba. Interesting place.That silly song "Fish Heads, Fish Heads" was in my head for hours.

There was also plenty of carne available. Lots and lots of carne. Only one fish vender but probably 30 selling meat. Didn't buy anything this time because it was early in the day and I didn't think it would do too well even in the cooler. But we'll definitely be returning to the North Market.

Looking at that photo conjured up memories of a nursery rhyme that may or may not stay in your head for the rest of the week. If it does, sorry about that.

Finally, my new couch. [That's fake leather on the base. No animal was harmed in the production of this furniture.] Can't tell in the photo but the chocolate brown looks great against the light green walls and chocolate brown ceramic tile floor.

We are thrilled to have finally found the perfect couch. Took my first nap on it yesterday afternoon. FABULOUS!

Long, tiring week but productive. Now we're heading to Sta. Rosa for a few days. Ivan's going to be dealing with well issues while I continue with sewing projects as we try to get things in proper functioning order before the onslaught of summer renters. When we get back I'll be decorating for Christmas! Last year I participated in BooMama's Christmas Parade of Homes. This year she's passed the decorating baton to Nester who has scheduled the oh-so-fun event for December 14th. This is my favorite time of year and I love seeing how everyone has decorated for the holidays!

Christmas Tour of Homes with The Nester

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