Category Archives: Fun

Plantains!!!

Cooking bananas, plantains, makemba, whatever you want to call them, we call them yummy.  Roy was given this plantain plant about a year ago; banana family plants produce quickly, nothing like the mangosteen that typically takes about 8 years to

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Happy 48 years of being a couple

I mentioned in passing, on May 18, that Roy and I became an official couple on May 18, 1972.  The kids picked up on that and we had a special meal, with french silk pie for dessert.  Boy was it

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Monkey business

Our grandkids and their pal, Connor (on Thursdays and Fridays), are very good about keeping up with their online schooling, and not getting in to too much monkey business.  Sawyer is actually done with 8th grade, with an overall grade

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Rules and regulations

Back in CAR, we were told that, in order to walk in to the airport snack bar, we had to wear proper clothing, which did NOT include flip flops, shorts, or tank tops, nor machetes and guns.  An interesting combination

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Always surprised by God’s creativity

I’ve stepped on this snake, or its brother or sister, 3 times now  in the past month or so.  We have seen quite a few of these over the years, but only recently have I been stepping on them.  They

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Frogs and more frogs!

Not that it’s a plague, but I have seen 5 of these little guys, about the size of your fingertip, over the past couple of weeks.  They are so cute – wow our God has quite the imagination!

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Yummy coffee from bush to cup at home!

Yay!  We picked the coffee cherries, dehusked them, soaked them, dried them, deskinned them, roasted them, ground them, and then made a delicious cup of coffee!!

I was so relieved to have the final product, steaming hot coffee freshly ground

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Pirates

Yes, the kids can come up with some great fun, and especially in these crazy lockdown days.  Two weeks ago it was dressing up and playing Mafia, a week ago it was a drive by birthday greeting for a dear

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Closed in will soon enough turn into hugs!!!

Feeling a bit closed in and claustrophobic, like this unfortunate macadamia?  We’re going to get through this, my dears!  Let’s cry out to the Lord for mercy and do all we can to protect ourselves and others.  Let’s get creative

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Making quilts

Thankfully we made the trip to the fabric store before lockdown!  The girls have their chosen seshoeshoe material, a fabric specific to South Africa, and they each are making a patchwork quilt.  Since we can’t be out and about, and

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