A high table perched over the Indian Ocean…divine. I also LOVED getting to dance my way into the evening. They played a lot of “white people” music and Rose’s family were the first ones to hit the dance floor and the last ones to leave. I got to let out my awkward white girl and just dance!! Ah, felt so wonderful.
2. Treats from home!
My best friend, Nikki, and her sister, Charly, put together this nice package for me a couple weeks ago as a random act of kindness. I was in tears as I was opening it at the post office (you have to open it in front of the people there so they can see what is inside and what to charge you in duty). I bet the ladies there thought I was nuts crying over chocolate and coffee. But it made me happy and we have been enjoying these treats all week. Not to mention the beautiful roses I snagged from the centre pieces at the wedding….
3. A subwoofer (sp?)
Nicky, the young man who works for us, came to me with a big fat grin on his face and told me that he managed to save up 5,500kes (like $70) to buy a subwoofer for his ‘home sound system’. He told me he saved for 4 months to be able to buy it. Part of me was excited about the fact that the idea of ‘saving’ is finally getting into his head. But then I wondered why a subwoofer? Don’t you want to go to school or something? So I asked him and he told me, “Now, in my area, I will be the one with the biggest sound system and making the most noise.” I had to giggle! Didn’t know making the most noise was something to be proud of?
Our Christmas campaign is out and we are having lots of awesome response from wonderful people! Keep it coming! We have yet to reach our target.
5. A fridge full of veggies and one large watermelon
Kelvin and I went to the market on Wednesday. You have to understand that this is no small market. It is the largest market in the coast of Kenya. It is ginormous! And totally overwhelming for a white girl like me. Nonetheless, I squeezed in between the vendors trying to get me to buy everything while I was dripping with sweat. We came out with a hefty bag of fruit and veggies to last us a while. I had to squeeze them into all the little spaces in my fridge. And down below is one large watermelon that made us giggle. This particular type of watermelon is in season right now and most of them are actually in the shape of a bean! We just had to buy one. Oh, and that’s Neema sleeping up there. It seems to be her new thing.
6. A few days at home with Kelvin.
Kelvin has spent more time at home this week preparing for our Christmas events and a Christmas play he is doing for church. I won’t lie, it’s been wonderful spending so much time with him this week.
7. Our new apartment!!!!!!
We are moving in next week. I know, I have told you that already. But I am just so excited! Come visit please.
Have a wonderful weekend and find some things to be thankful for this week ok?