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A Friday to End November

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The sky as seen from the patio on Thursday, November 29th, 2018. It has been raining for much of the last 2 weeks and most days it has been quite heavy rain. It was nice to have a clearer day today.  The sun was out a bit earlier but I wasn't able to take a photo of it. I've had a different kind of week. I've been feeling very tired and my neck is very tight causing me to feel nauseous. I get like this from time to time. So mostly I've been resting and reading and doing a little tidying here and there. I finished my berry and pink coloured afghan but I still have to tie off all the loose ends in the back. This is time consuming but I am pleased with how it looks. Very pleased. I haven't started on the last afghan of the year but hopefully next week. My little tree is up and all my presents are wrapped except for one more I must buy for my niece. I'm so glad the job of wrapping is finished as that is the most time consuming

A Busy Week Ends

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I made it to the end of the week! I trust my American readers had a fantastic Thanksgiving. There is always so much to be thankful for and I've been reading some of your gratitude lists this week. There is lots to report on the missions in Kenya and in other things too. I've organized everything by subject so you can skip ahead to those areas of interest My photos are sprinkled throughout this post.  All photos are from my archives with the exception of the baking photos & the graphics.   MISSIONS OF HOPE, KENYA The first bit of good news is that my friend Jonah in Kenya was released from hospital on Sunday. Since then he has been staying in a small hotel in the city of Nakuru and seeing the doctor for follow up. Tuesday was the last follow up visit and on Wednesday he expects to return home to Kericho.  He is still a bit weak but the doctor said he will recover his strength in time. He had been incorrectly diagnosed with food poisoning when in fact

A Few Days In Pictures

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  Watching The sky as it was on Sunday morning just after 7 a.m. It was nice to capture a morning without an overcast sky and rain. Baking Saturday I decided to make  a simple Chili Con Carne in the Instant Pot. It looks a bit greasy but there is no added oil and the beef was lean. That gave me a craving for freshly baked bread. I started making it very late but was able to enjoy it fresh before bed time. It was so delicious. ~~~~~~~~~ Reading New books I'm reading Book #54     The description of The Couple Next Door makes me think it's based on Madeline McCann's story. I've read the first few chapters and it seems very likely the books is based on Madeline McCann's disappearance but the details are probably creative imaginings. If you are unfamiliar with the Madeline McCann story you can click here to read. Book #55 I haven't actually started this book (#55) yet but it involves a yo

Making Slow Progress

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The week has flown by! My time has been spent dealing with the missions in Kenya and following up on Jonah's care and stay in hospital. If all goes well he should be released on Friday, Kenyan time.  Thank you to all who prayed for his recovery. I made a bit of progress reading my latest book by Dr. Don Colbert. Book #52 I was interrupted at the coffee shop when I went there to read the book of short stories, Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie. A fellow patron who happens to own a used book store nearby started chatting and wanted to know more about the author.  I told him what I know, which isn't a lot and we briefly discussed another of my recent reads, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Then he went on his way and I had to dash to other errands. Book #53  ~~~~~~ I've made only a bit of progress on making granny squares. I like how they look so far though after I'm finished making squares and joining them there will be a lot of loose ends to weave in. Th

On My Heart

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I've been busy with the Kenyan missions non stop for some time now.  I haven't written about it because there has been so much going on. But God has been faithful. Perhaps I will have an opportunity to share more about it later. Today I want to give a brief update about a number of things. One thing I would like to ask is prayer for my friend Jonah in Kenya. He is currently in hospital in Nakuru after contracting some kind of bug while in Nairobi. He was admitted to a  Nairobi but checked himself out to get to Nakuru. He was trying to recuperate at a pastor friend's home and was seeking outpatient treatment while there. After several days with no improvement,  his pastor friend and a doctor who is a neighbour to the pastor, escorted Jonah to hospital and he was admitted. He is now there recuperating having undergone numerous tests and different medicine prescriptions over the past several days. At the  moment he is very tired and sleeping which is crucial for recovery. 

Lest We Forget

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Thank you to the brave men and women, past and present who fight to preserve our freedoms. We shall remember you at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Lest we forget. ♥

Another Week is Over

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This was what it looked like a week ago when I went to Michael's to purchase yarn.  I love the glow cast by the evening light and golden leaves. I purchased one big ball of yarn to start a new afghan in shades of gray, black and white (Caron Big Cakes). I now have the 3 big balls of yarn that I need to make the afghan.  The afghan will be in the same pattern (Ocean Wave pattern) as the last few I've made.  But I also bought another smaller ball of yarn in Berry (Red Heart yarn) to make a Granny Square Afghan.  I don't have a pattern as such for the latter. I'll simply make a bunch of  squares and stitch them altogether when I think I have enough of them.  I might use a coordinating colour and I might not. I used up the Magenta yarn (Vanna's Choices, Red Heart yarn) after making only 6 squares and there is no more of the colour in stock at my local Michael's. The joined yarns in two afghans on the left need to be finished but they are otherwise d