Our orphansnomore are off until January. They are all visiting friends and families (if they have them). In the mean time I'm trying to get in some bonding time with my bio-kids and continue to do our normal stuff that involves bringing a future and a hope to people beyond the orphanednomore boys and girls in our two homes.
Here's my 'schedule' incase you are interested and keep in mind that not mentioned is all the regular meal prep, laundry, hanging of clothes on the line, cleaning house, etc... that we must do! We don't have help right now in the house since we've sent everyone away.
TODAY, SUN 9th, Practice carols for EAWL with Fien, then later in the afternoon with Michelle. Advent activities: read a Christmas Story to the kids and make Peanut Butter & chocolate chunk Fudge, record video?
* MON 10th, In the morning work on some paperwork, then Kate & Eowyn head to Nairobi to pick up head of Lunette menstrual cups Caron Rhoman. Advent activity while I'm away: Give the kids a little money. Buy Mom & Dad a gift!
TUES 11th, Take Caron to see Elephants & Giraffes, travel home to Nakuru. Advent activity: Kids wrap your gifts for Mom & Dad.
WED 12th, Leave early to go to Elementaita to feed people in the community a Jamhuri Day lunch. Distribute food to poor families as well, and talk to a few ladies about Menstrual Cups with Caron. Advent activity: Invite some neighbors over to play games or we can play just as a family depending on how tired we are from the trip to Elementaita.
THUR 13th, I have an EAWL meeting in Gilgil so Caron will go out to the community with Ben or Ali to help some folks with Meds & food. Advent activity: Kids go through toys and decide what to 'give away'. Kids make supper for us!
FRI 14th, Take Caron to see our mountain. Clear some brush, or just have a picnic. Advent activity: Dress up Husky, Fluffy, & Music in Christmas stuff, take a family photo!
SAT 15th Talk to the women down in Lake View about Menstrual cups and give them out. Advent activity: make peanut brittle & Christmas blizzards
SUN 16th, Go to Kiondo to feed the community Christmas lunch. We will distribute even more food through Ali to the ones he thinks need it most. Advent activity: Make Ginger Bread houses (contest)
MON 17th, Prepare for EAWL lunch tomorrow. Advent activity: Decorate gingy houses part II; wear a sarong day!
TUES 18th, Play and sing at the EAWL Lunch @ Fien's. Advent activity: Collect firewood for Christmas eve; camp out on the land for the night; play survivor?
WED 19th, Return to Nakuru from the land, Advent activity: Make menu for Christmas eve, Caron watches kids while mom and dad go out?
THUR 20th, Johnny takes Caron to Nairobi Airport. They leave at 5:30 am.
FRI 21st, We are hoping to take our kids to Nairobi for two nights in the city. Maybe?
SAT 22nd, (Nairobi?)
SUN 23rd, (travel home) Make Buck Eyes or bake pies/ cheese & apple
MON 24th, Prepare for a Christmas party with Madeleine, Stu, Baz, Fien, Michelle, & Matthew. Make Egg nog, build bon fire, Cook, cook cook! sing carols with friends, make smores and dampers by the fire.