Monday, July 11, 2005

Nothing to Report

I just realized it's been almost a week since I posted (it might have been less if Russ would ever get around to posting). Anyway, there hasn't been much going on. I've been cooking- hooray!- but I won't bore you with the details of our menus. This morning we made coffee for the first time. We have a french press coffee maker so we had to wait until we could boil water to do it.

This weekend was, quite literally, a wash. It rained and rained. Torrentially. And the wind howled. (We had it better than Mary Virginia's friends and family in Alabama, but it was enough to keep us in the house.) Palm trees, especially little ones, are so dramatic in the wind. The fronds are whipped around in every direction. It definitely doesn't encourage one to go out.

Last night after our team worship time we made mini-pizzas. It was such a flashback to my childhood, when that was a common get-together food. I just love the community feeling of everyone around the table getting their food ready. (Of course then there's the chaotic moment when the pizzas come out of the oven and you have to figure out whose is whose.) We were missing the Porters though. They're in Itu right now with a campaign from Highland. They're coming back tomorrow and bringing Heather with them. Heather is an ACU student who took our Portuguese class with us made us all look bad at Portuguese. I'm excited to see her and to show her how much we've all improved.

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Karen said...

I would love to see a torrential rain, as you described right now. Though probably not quite the same, summer storms are one thing I miss about Oklahoma, including the tornadoes.

Kristie Speer said...

Valerie, i didn't get your newsletter. Can you email it to me? Thanks. Kristie