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The Last Visitor Meal!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This evening I am having visitors over for the last time. Then I will turn my dining room into a permanent garage sale table until I get rid of everything in my house! I have chicken, potatoes and onions in the crock pot. I made a lemon loaf yesterday that will also be for this evening.

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Tomorrow evening starts a Prayer Retreat for us Americans. Two pastors from the States will be here (coming for dinner tonight). Our retreat meetings will be Wed evening, Thurs evening Friday all day, Saturday morning and evening and also Sunday morning. The Pastor who will lead the retreat has been here before and I'm sure will give us good teaching. The other pastor will lead the singing times.

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Today's Positives:
1. I keep teaching my Pediatric course but there is not much new material to teach now. Then will be reviewing, especially for those having problems with their grades. And then exams.
2. The rainy season is here now. Although yesterdays rain was not hard, it rained softly during the night. It has been very dry for a long time.
3. I have remained healthy for which I am thankful.

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KATHYJO56 10/22/2014 1:35AM

    I know that this dinner was bittersweet for you. I hope that you enjoy your prayer retreat.

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JAMER123 10/21/2014 10:23PM

    Thank the Lord for the rain you have gotten. We are also getting several short bursts of hard rains the past couple days. Renewals and retreats. So glad you are having them. Enjoy. Have a great week.

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 10/21/2014 5:43PM

    Sounds great! Have a fantastic week!

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GINA180847 10/21/2014 2:20PM

    Sounds like a lovely meal. So glad you are remaining healthy.

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MAMISHELI53 10/21/2014 11:30AM

    Hope everything sells at a good price!

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NEVERORNOW 10/21/2014 9:14AM

    Sounds like a wonderful meal and a retreat that will yield many blessings. I hope the garage sale goes well!

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RD03875 10/21/2014 8:29AM

    Your dinner sounds delicious, have a good retreat!

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AUNTRENEE 10/21/2014 7:49AM

    The meal sounds great. Wish that I was there to eat. Its making me hungry.

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Who's Counting?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Another week has gone by and only yesterday did I changed from counting the number of weeks before I my move from my African Home to me counting the number of DAYS! Yesterday it was 38 days until I move so today it is /was 37 days.. (it's already almost time for bed here)............. but who's counting??

Today's Positives:
1. I went to the tailor and picked up two blouses done with African material, and also six over the shoulder bags done with the same material. I also ordered a new outfit with another piece. I still have two pieces of material to take to the tailor next week. Brightly colored material is a typical farewell gift and I have begun receiving these as gifts. I will try to have the gifts of material made up into dresses, pant suits, bags, and table clothes, etc before I leave here. I don't sew and there is an excellent tailor here who does all his sewing without using a pattern.
2. I sold more of my things today. I've not actually had my monthly salary come to Africa since June. I'm trying to live on what I sell. :-)
3. I will have my last company/visitor dinner on Tuesday and then I will start getting rid of kitchen things.

Have a good day and weekend!!

  
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PURPLEPEONY 10/20/2014 6:21PM

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KATHYJO56 10/20/2014 5:31PM

    I am happy that your retirement to the States is coming soon. I know that you will always remember your African home and friends with much love. I also love that you are getting some wonderful items made from what sounds like an incredible tailor. emoticon

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MAMISHELI53 10/19/2014 1:09PM

    Countdowns can be a good thing! I like counting down when I'm going TO Peru. Right now I'm counting months till surgery...

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ZELLAZM 10/19/2014 3:26AM

    It sounds like you're making good progress and that things are going smoothly...praying that continue for the rest of your days in Africa! Savor the days!

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GINA180847 10/18/2014 11:39PM

    You are so lucky to get African material. I just love the bright joyous African cloth and how lucky you are to find such a tailor.

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JAMER123 10/18/2014 7:50PM

    Time is certainly going fast! And you are doing well with being prepared for the move. It's got to be really hard for you as the days grow short. Leaving a place you have been for so many yrs. and having made so many friends. God bless you as you near the beginning of a new life.
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SURVIVOR61 10/18/2014 5:01PM

    Sounds awesome.... But, a little melancholy perhaps. Excited to start a new, but grieving the loss of so many friends and loved ones and what once was your home for so long.... Good Luck Carolyn and God Bless on your new adventures.. just take it one Blessing at a time sister..
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RD03875 10/18/2014 3:20PM

    Sounds like it will be a bittersweet departure. Good luck in your last 37 days

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Farewell Tour to Makongonio!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Yesterday I said farewell at the Makongonio Church.





Today's Positives:
1. I was able to make some important contacts today to establish dates for continuing my farewell tour.
2. I took a short walk outside this afternoon.
3. I'm making progress at getting rid of my STUFF.

Thanks to everyone for remaining faithful to visit and to comment on my blog entries. Sorry, but I just don't have time to thank people individually.

  
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MOONGLOWSNANA 10/14/2014 8:40AM

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MAMISHELI53 10/14/2014 6:28AM

    I love when you post pictures!


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JAMER123 10/13/2014 10:28PM

    So glad the farewell tour is going so well! Enjoy the visits.
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GINA180847 10/13/2014 7:17PM

    Glad that the farewell tour is going well. I would feel it was bittersweet. Hope you are well.

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 10/13/2014 3:12PM

    Glad you can do your farewell tour. Sounds nice. Take care.

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Update on my Scorpion Sting!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Thanks for praying yesterday after I got stung by a scorpion that was lurking in my clothes closet. My finger stung off and on for maybe 4-6 hours and still was sensitive to touch for more hours. This morning though I have no stinging in my finger. Also, my finger never swelled which it could have done. Thanks again.

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Another blog, another day.

  
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ZELLAZM 10/13/2014 4:43AM

    Glad you're OK! just one more little African adventure. ;)

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KPETSCHE 10/11/2014 1:57AM

    Great news there Carolyn. May you continue to experience no pain/swelling and congrats on getting the Spark Activity Tracker. It's cool to follow your activity with it.

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JAMER123 10/9/2014 10:05PM

    Good news and great care done! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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KAYTIE22 10/9/2014 9:18PM

    This is good news. Glad you are better and you didn't have swelling. Sorry you had to experience that during your last few weeks there.

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RHOOK20047 10/9/2014 8:05PM

    Way to go! Glad it wasn't worse.

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GINA180847 10/9/2014 3:54PM

    Wow, you are one lucky woman! So glad for you, you've had enough struggles.

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MJREIMERS 10/9/2014 3:01PM

    Whew!! I'm so glad you are ok! That's one thing you won't have to deal with once you get back home!

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MAMISHELI53 10/9/2014 11:14AM

    So much depends on a person's immune system, as well as the kind of critter. Glad no major harm was done.
Ick! Scorpions! (They live in Peru too! Ihope the lizards eat THEM...)

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MOONGLOWSNANA 10/9/2014 10:45AM

  What an experience! Glad to hear that it wasn't worse and hope that all will be well soon.

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SHIRLA7 10/9/2014 9:00AM

    Great news Carolyn, how scary to get bit by a scorpion.

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REBECCAMA 10/9/2014 8:27AM

  Glad you are ok.

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AZMOMXTWO 10/9/2014 8:10AM

  thank the good lord

still keep an eye on it

thank you for the update

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GETHNOW 10/9/2014 8:01AM

  God Bless

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Just STUNG by a SCORPION!!!

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

About 45 minutes ago I got stung by a scorpion that was on an article of clothing in my closet. He stung my left middle finger and yes it stings! I called Dr. Renee who did a house call! Nice to have that possibility here. My blood pressure is good. My pulse too. Redness around the site but no swelling. I have ice on it and took some Tylenol. Please pray that I have no other problems (swelling, pain) from the sting. Thanks.
Below see the dead scorpion, slightly squished!!



Today's Positives:
1. I have started taking Wednesdays off as an "office day" to give me time to sort through my office paperwork as I rid my house of everything before returning from Africa to live in the States. That means that I am home today.
2. So far I do not have much pain and swelling with at the site of my scorpion sting.
3. I ordered a Spark tracker gadget that was on sale, $30 off today. I wear a pedometer but now I'll have a SP one. It should be waiting for me when I get to Omaha next month.

Have a good day.

  
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KAYTIE22 10/8/2014 9:48PM

    I'm very sorry to hear this. I know that sting can be very unpleasant. My brother was stung twice in his house in Arizona. It was fortunate that the doctor was able to stop by so quickly. Hope the pain will subside soon. Feel better!

That's great that you purchased the Spark tracker. I'm sure you will enjoy using it and it will be a good motivational tool as well.

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JAMER123 10/8/2014 9:34PM

    Goodness, that has to be a big scare to be stung by a scorpion. So glad you are getting your work done or at least in progress! Time will fly.
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LOVE_UTOPIA 10/8/2014 12:06PM

    Hope the sting is better soon! emoticon

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 10/8/2014 11:15AM

    Oh my goodness! Sorry you were stung by that scorpion. I hope and pray no further problems with that. Have a good week.

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MAMISHELI53 10/8/2014 11:15AM

    I got stung by a scorpion in Florida. It suffered the same fate yours did! They gave me a shot of something, and I iced it. Stupid invertebrates! emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 10/8/2014 9:40AM

    Wow, sorry that happened to you!

Hope you enjoy your Spark tracker. I saw that deal this morning....its a good one! You're going to get a Spark workout DVD with it, how cool is that?

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REBECCAMA 10/8/2014 8:42AM

  I saw the ad for the Sparktracker too. Sorry you got stung. Glad it's not bad. Suppose little things like this will make it easier to detach from Africa and come back to the States.

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SWEETNEEY 10/8/2014 8:05AM

    Sorry about that. Hope there are no residual effects.

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SAISHA100CJ 10/8/2014 7:40AM

    Yikes! So sorry to hear this. Hope the stinging sensation goes away soon. Take care and let us know how you are doing. Good thing the dr. was nearby and made a housecall. emoticon

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SNS1968 10/8/2014 7:30AM

    Yeeesh!!!

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GARDENCHRIS 10/8/2014 7:29AM

    Oh my ... how gross! Hope you will be ok !

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JAXMOMMY 10/8/2014 7:28AM

    Ouch! Glad the sting is not doing too badly. Are you excited about coming back to the states? Nice to have a day to organize each week before you return. Take care and watch that sting!!

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JOELEVENACIOUS 10/8/2014 7:20AM

    hang in there!

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RITAROSE 10/8/2014 7:17AM

  emoticon Scorion sting sounds awful! Hope you're back to normal soon!

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