On Mondays I have resumed my restaurant, so last Monday I made lots of pizza. (Tomorrow its back to plain rice and beans with chicken, plantains and salad, the easy meal!)
Then Timothy cut his forehead, so he was unhappy for several days, complaining of headache and not being his usual self. Now he has recovered from that.
I have put up a queen size quilt in the basement a few weeks ago, but get it done ever so slowly. Just was able to get a few stitches into that last week...hope to do more this week. Anyone want to come help finish it? One of my aunts or in-laws, perhaps, or sister? ;)
Thursday we went to piano class, and after that we headed to Belmopan for culture night at my nephews' school. It was interesting to see what all the different cultures had to display. Let's see if I can remember some of them. (These cultures all exist in Belize.) Creole, Garifuna, Maya, Mestizos, East Indian, Asian, Mennonite...that's all I can remember. What I gathered from this night was that Belizean people seem very proud to hang on to their own culture, unlike in the US where you are (or used to be) proud to have your culture melted away in the melting pot. Whether this is a good thing or not for Belize I don't know; but it was interesting to see all the different dances and performances by the children.
Friday was homeschoolers field trip day! I took the children and got on the bus with a bunch of other rowdy people and traveled all the way to Mountain Pine Ridge. I have a few photos, but not available now for showing, as Daniel took the camera before I had time to download the pics...they went on a tour on the farm we visited, seeing different trees and animals and looking at how coffee was made. They got horseback and 4-wheeler rides, and went swimming in the most beautiful little creek ever. A tiring but worthwhile day.
Daniel left for the US today on business for the shop. So yesterday and this morning we were busy with getting him all set to go. He's going all the way to our old sweet home in Tennessee. Boohoo. I wish I was with him.
Jessica's birthday was last week as well, but I felt I did not do enough to make it special for her with Timothy being hurt and needing lots of attention. Plus, her best friend's birthday was one day before hers, so I baked a cake yesterday (amidst all the laundry and dishes) and decorated it for them. It was all worth the look on their faces when they saw the cake, so I am happy I did that.
We got ourselves some baby chicks last week! Here at the hatchery close to us they have reject baby chicks they just give away for free, so we decided to give it a try. This means I have to build a cage next week. I will let you know how raising chickens turns out...the children are tickled about it, and so am I.
This week I realized that sometimes I just need to let go of the 'clean house syndrome' and make it a priority to focus on meeting our children's needs. My house is a wreck, but the children are happy. When they are all grown, and I feel guilty about not spending as much time for them as I should have, I can go back here and read these words and say to myself, I am sure glad I did that.
Have a great week, y'all!