Hey there! Anybody out there still checking on my blog? Boy have I missed you guys! In 15 days I only got one five minute chance to check out the internet. Can you believe that even in one of the biggest slums in Africa they still have an ‘internet cafe?’ I should have taken a picture. Even on my bravest day in America I wouldn’t have dared to go in such a place. Anyway, I couldn’t get through to my email, so I just left a quick comment on friend Jill’s blog. More about Africa on another day.
For now, I just want to say how extraordinarily happy I was to see Dale and Bev, (my pastor and his wife) waiting fro me at the airport. At the time I said I was so happy to see people I knew. And while that was true, I realized later that what was even better was seeing people who KNEW ME, and loved me. What a blessing. Something I won’t take for granted for a long time.
Another thing I won’t take for granted is my lovely little home. Do you know how nice it is to come home to a clean house? In the past I used to leave in a whirlwind, and then have to come home to something that looked like a tornado came through. I opened the door and everything looked great. Sophie and Monk were sleeping in their crates and didn’t even bark when I came in.
So. You can see that I am just writing about drivel. Its gonna take some time to process all that I saw and felt. And I took one thousand and ninety-three photos!!! Don’t worry, you won’t have to look at them all.
For now I just wanted to say hello, and its good to be home. I stopped at the grocery store on my way home and stocked up on veggies and fruit and dairy. All things that I sorely missed over the past two weeks.
Nothing much changes. Here’s the scene tonight:
So yes. If you read that caption, it does indeed appear that I gained weight while on mission to the slums of Africa. Darned embarrassing if you ask me. I’m hoping some of it is just general travel puffiness. But I know I’ve got some damage control to take care of.
I guess I’ll try to go to bed and get back on schedule. I know I am going to want to write more daily drivel. But I will try to alternate it with fascinating tales from the dark continent. Why is it called that?