|Josephine making ugali. In the foreground is RoseMary are next teacher|
The skuma (kale) was fried in oil with onions, tomatoes, and seasoning. You eat them together as finger food. Yum. Inexpensive and healthy. The ugali, especially is a real staple with the natives. We prefer it with some seasonings.
|When I came out to see what these 3 wanted, they started singing "Happy Birthday" This was to be my cake :)|
|Little spectator at the market.|
This vendor was carving a picture into one of the many beautiful plates that were for sale .
One Friday evening the women had a "foot washing service"...er, "Foot Spa Night". I was just getting over a bout of the flu and was pretty tired but it was a great evening. It's pretty hard on the feet around here and they quickly become (more) stained and callused. We soaked them while enjoying some yummy treats and drinks and then worked on each others feet. Ah, Bliss !! :)
We are now getting into the rainy season. The other evening there was this beautiful brilliant rainbow arching right over our house. After admiring it abit and watching it get even brighter we noticed a second one over the first. I was not feeling well that day either and this was a special touch and reminder, "His banner over me is love."
Today was the end of our first week of language school with our second teacher. She's not professional like the first and some of it seems abit redundant but it's good review. We often spend the last part of class with our song books. She translates a song for us and then we sing it. She has some interesting stories sometimes. Like when we had the word "snake", she told how her children found a huge snake in a bush and killed it. Here it was a neighbor man's "pet" (used in witch craft) and how he nearly went out of his mind and had to be hospitalized. I think he kept saying "They killed Me! They killed me!"
Well, I need to close. Pray for us as we endeavor to learn how to reach those around us.
Tonight I'm trying my hand at Hawaian BBQ chicken pizza. The 2 school teachers plan to join us.