So I didn’t blog last week. But I have an excuse!
[it’s ok, roll your eyes. I’ve got a good one]
I went to the dentist last week.
[insert an understanding ahhhh from the audience]
I told you. Anyway, I did indeed go to the dentist, which was not fun, and as per my usual, required an additional 3 shots of anesthesia (as I forewarned the incredulous dentist). I’m sure you’re already tense just reading this, so we shall move on to other subjects, especially as I have to go back this week to finish up the job.
I did however, work on this wonderful new site that will hopefully make things easier for everyone. And I am working on a new format for newsletters (!!) which will hopefully go out later this month. I still have to play around with it to get it stellar looking. And I communicated with my wonderful tax consultant about filing taxes for quite a complicated year (self-employment tax is killer #justsayin).
Pardon me if I sound a bit out of it today. My daughter decided it was time to wake up at 3am and play. After waiting and praying that she would fall asleep (silly mom!), I found her standing up in her pack n play waiting for me. Around 5am, she was finally asleep… in my bed. I had plans to be awake at 7 for a Skype meeting. Alas, I ended up rescheduling as I couldn’t Skype without either waking her up or leaving her unattended in our bed. So, try try again tomorrow.
Vicente went on a weekend ski trip with Fuse (the church) while I chugged away at home. I didn’t consider it particularly wise to swish down the hills with Rosalyn in the baby carrier. It would have made for a great video, I suppose, but I’m pretty sure that type of thing would (or if not, should) get me arrested for child endangerment. So I stuck to more domestic adventures. I was able to meet up with my airplane friend and spend some quality time relationship building with her and her son, and then at my Japanese lesson on Saturday afternoon, I was able to share some of the miracles I had seen God do during my first mission trip to India. It made an impact and lots of seeds were planted with my tutor, and so my partner who I usually do the lesson with (who was absent that day due to said ski trip) and I will be tag-teaming to continue watering those seeds. Please pray for us!
Well, such was my busy week. Come spring, I hope to get a bike with a baby seat (it’s way to cold to have wind blowing in her face during February and probably March too). This will cut back some of the time that I spend walking to and from the store, bank, post office, etc. In Japan, even a 30 second shortcut seems to make a difference.