Friday, February 19, 2010

Haiti Bound...

A week from today, Steve and K will be bound for Haiti as part of a medical missions team from our church. It is an exciting opportunity to be a small part of bringing some relief to those who have been through so much. The needs are so great. One of the greatest challenges is trying to determine what to bring in the way of medical supplies.... K is going to photo journal the experience, and to be a general helper to the doctors and nurses.

As a 'filler' in the suitcases, the team is packing beanie babies to take to give to the children. I put a request out on Facebook, and the beanies have started to arrive in preparation for their one way trip to Haiti. This box arrived from my friend Karen!! Don't they look eager to continue their journey into the arms of a child.





I will keep you posted on the team's journey. K will be setting up a blog, and I will be sure and let you know how you can access it!

In the meantime, we continue to have one of the snowiest winters on record. I have to admit, there is a beauty to it, but I prefer the beauty of warm sunny skies and lush green grass. (This picture is taken looking over at our neighbors house...)







The snow has made it difficult for Sumo to get around. Every once in awhile he will still follow us out for a part of our walk. It is painful to watch him, but he has a determined spirit. Sophie, on the other hand, bounds effortlessly through the huge drifts. Aaah, youth!






Sumo is always up for a little pep talk and sometimes needs a little encouragement to finish the journey back home.









We had a wonderful weekend this past weekend, FULL of family and friends. All of the kids were home; Paul and Sheri were visiting from St. Louis and A's soon to be father in law was here. In the hustle and bustle the camera did not come out!!! (The one time I went to take a picture the batteries were completely dead!!) Suffice it to say we had a wonderful time!!

I have cast on a ballband bag as part of the Ravelympics on Ravelry. It is going to be a gray base with 3 colors of green gradually changing as they go up the bag. Never done it before, so we will see how it turns out. At this point the bag is going to be for me.. but I never seem to be able to hang on to something for long before it is 'perfect' for someone else....




Just finished a yummy lunch of Masaman curry.... K has introduced us to all kinds of different curry. I think this one is my favorite.... So simple. I do change the directions a bit on the can and use half coconut milk and half skim milk to keep the fat content down a bit...






A scoop of this over rice makes a very warm, yummy meal. My kind of 'comfort' food.










Off to work. A final glimpse of Sumo. He turns 14 in less than 2 weeks. He is feeling his age and ready for the winter to be over.









Until Next Time...

3 comments:

Jane said...

I have lots and lots of beanies that I could send you too.

Are you in need of more?

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

I want to point out that that ballband bag would be perfect for ME, but since you have so generously knit wonderful bags for me before (that I adore), I'm trying to keep my mouth shut. And you know just how difficult that can be for me at times ....

rohanknitter said...

Yay, I'm glad they made it there safely!! How'd you like all that tape I used-- I was worried there'd be a beanie explosion enroute if I didn't seal them in there good!
Will be looking forward to hearing more about the trip as it unfolds.

Poor Sumo, bless his doggie heart!! He'll feel better when spring gets here and there's some warm weather for his old bones.