Archive for January, 2010

Fifteen Kilos and an Itty Bitty Plane

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

(Scroll Article for March 2009) 

“How much do you weigh?”  Not a question that a girl like me likes to hear.  Fortunately, I was allowed to write it down and didn’t have to say it out loud in the middle of a meeting of missioners.  Our flight from Entebbe to Mundri was to be on a small plane where every pound had to be calculated into flight information.  So I actually added a couple of pounds to the number just to be safe but that was before we went to the wedding in London.  We had wedding cake, congratulatory toasts, traditional French candies and croissants for breakfast so those couple of pounds I added to my weight rapidly became reality!  I began to have nightmares that the plane would crash because I was over my weight which only caused me to eat more.  Crazy thinking!  (more…)

Giving Thanks

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

It is the last weekend before Christmas.  I’m barely unpacked from Sudan; the house isn’t decorated for Christmas unless you count the Nativity I bought in Uganda or the ebony carving of the Holy Family and a donkey.  I have barely bought a gift for anyone.  No cards have been sent.  And all I can think of is Thanksgiving.  (more…)