Thursday, May 20, 2010

It's FRIDAY

Messages are prayed through, studied through, written out, practiced and packed.

Clothes are packed.

Retreat supplies for sessions are organized and  packed.

Instructions have gone out to assistants and small group leaders.

I'm packed.

I made the World Vision Porridge that we'll use in one session this a.m.  Whew - packs a wallop!

Windy and Twyla will meet me in 2 hours and we'll go up to set up registration, hospitality and a supply room. We'll then pray for our ladies, relax and greet our women.

Pray for health. The virus is still wreaking havoc. Fever's gone.

Off to do a bit of couch school with the youngers.

Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

We Saw the Sun


From 2010-05-20
Yep, finally saw the sun for 10 minutes today.... this evening as it set. LOL

 
The kids have informed me that they are going to have a "point system" for the family, while I'm gone. They have to earn so many points to get the ice cream cake on Sunday.

They've graciously decided that my ice cream fate will rest on how well I speak this weekend. What support! They've been listening to Krista too long. It appears that in order to get a full slice, I have to cry and make someone else cry sometime during the retreat. Nuts.

Seriously, join us in petitioning on behalf of the women of Misawa PWOC.

Choosing Joy!
 ©2010 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Sound of Contentment

From 2010-05-17
Hunting sea glass with Stacia.

Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

The Week

Wow - it's been a week if I've not blogged since Saturday.

Sunday, Jared rode in to chapel with Rodney. I stayed home with sick and contagious children.

Monday was BEAUTIFUL. I went to hang a load of laundry and HAD to go to the beach. I came inside, grabbed the three youngers and we headed for Momoishi Beach or Kaikinkoen. I reasoned that good weather doesn't last long...we'd be on the beach and it's unlikely the kids would contaminate anyone. They needed to get out of the house.





They appreciated the respite from quarantine at home!
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Play Pooh Shells (like Pooh Sticks with clam shells)
 
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The kids collected various shells to bring home and compare with their science notebooks....This is a clam that Windy and kids found. They'd had the same idea during their early morning lessons. It was too nice a day to stay home.
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The farmers are flooding the fields...
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Japanese Farmers have to be some of the hardest working folks I've seen. Rain, snow....
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You can't see all the women in the fields too....but I'll find a way to discreetly snap some shots.

Tuesday, I woke with the crud. We headed to the Doctor. Officially it's aedonovirus....so more scrubbing, washing, puking, fevers, sore throats, goopy eyes...NASTY stuff.  I went to bed. Friends brought food.  I stayed in bed.
 
Wednesday, I stayed in bed...did some school with the youngers.
 
Today, I got up, baked for the retreat, made a birthday cake for Arielle and took the youngers shopping for Arielle's birthday. She'll turn 13 on Sunday.
Now, I'm going back to bed. LOL Thank you for the continued prayers. I know that this weekend is going to be good. I know that. Praying through to the finish line. ::grin::
 
We'll leave tomorrow morning to go set up for the retreat. First session Friday night at 7:00 pm our time....Sessions Saturday morning.....and evening. Home Sunday. 

Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...