August 25, 2010 at 9:19 pm.
Holy macaroni. I am sweating. I’m lying in bed sweating. I sit at the table and sweat. I do dishes and sweat. I sweat while I cook. Shoot, I think I even sweat while I shower. Hahaha! It is ridiculous! I don’t know if you have ever experienced this feeling of being so sticky ALL THE TIME, but it is not my fave and sleeping under mosquito nets does not allow for good air flow. I want AC so bad. Today I was missing my dog, my bed, my pillows, AC, and applesauce. Haha, and of course my family and Mitchell and all my friends but those were the material things I was missing. :)
We went to KM 21 again today and had sessions with 4 more families there. I think they went really well, the people seemed interested in what we had to say and seemed to take it seriously and they were very excited when we handed out toothbrushes and toothpaste. It’s so sad to see the conditions that these people live in. Several of the houses we have been in have a cardboard floor and tarps for walls and a roof. In a way it is almost incredible what they have found in the trash and are now using. I just want to move them out of there and show them what a clean comfortable house is like- one free of flies and trash and feces all around it. I’m very glad that we could minister to these people. I feel like we were able to reach them where they were and I hope they saw God in us and got a positive impact from our being there. I think there is a lot to be learned from them too. A lesson in making the best of your situation…
I have a confession- I am hopelessly addicted to these mint chocolate cookies that I found here. They are kind of like an oreo with mint filling. And they are oh so delicious. Steph and I eat them way too much. Haha :) Today we ate them while we made bracelets that ended up being failures because we didn’t make the string long enough. :) Anyway, the two of us are turning into quite the cooks- tonight we made dinner again and each time it gets better! We made chappati bread tonight, which is originally Indian, but we made it Peruvian style tonight. Haha and we made a salad type thing and beans and put it all on the bread and called it tostadas. The bread was thin like a tortilla so it worked out well. it is very hard to come up with a variety of meals when all you have is beans, rice, lentils, and potatoes to work with! Haha :) hopefully we’ll be able to go to the market soon and get some more fruits and veggies.
Well, that was a bit of a random ending, but I’m in bed and my computer is extremely hot on my legs and I’m tired so it must be time for bed. :)