Saturday, October 11, 2008

Random Things

Esmé's Mommy here.
Prayers requested for Mavinga, our gardener’s 4-year-old son. He was sick with a fever, and his dad took him to the hospital on Friday. Things so quickly take a turn for the worse in this country – it seems kids we know are dying all the time – and I would hate to see anything tragic happen to this beautiful kid.
Yesterday my sister and two friends got mugged while walking on the Maputo beach. In broad daylight. With other people around. There were no serious injuries and all property was recovered, but it was scary to realize how vulnerable we are here.
On a more positive note – my niece turned 14 yesterday. Here we are at a girls’ night in her honor – watching movies with popcorn and pizza and cake nearby. And my other niece here (who is turning 10 today) gives the most wonderful back massages!
I’ve got a couple of memes to play. Today we’ll start with a simple one since I don’t feel like thinking hard (must be all the chocolate). This one comes from Celita at The Spices of Life: Five random things about myself:
  1. Gouda is my new favorite cheese. Sorry, cheddar boy!
  2. I’m looking at a heart-shaped bruise on my leg – very romantic blues and yellows. Last week Esmé fell off her bed at a chalet we were staying at, and in my rush to get to her, I ran into the corner of our bed.
  3. I ate chocolate ProNutro for breakfast, along with my hot chocolate. I think I am addicted.
  4. am going to do my Pilates DVD today. No excuses. Even if I can’t leave the yard to walk or jog or ride the bike, and even if there are no local TurboKick classes and gyms, I CAN experience the joys of exercise. :)
  5. I LOVE reading. I collect books because I’m afraid I will run out of books to read someday, and I can’t stand the thought of not having something to read. But I am NOT a librarian type. No. NO. NO! (Sorry, I'm a little sensitive about that today . . . )
I tag people the easy way – the first five people to comment on my post yesterday get tagged today. I would LOVE to hear more of the finer details of your lives:
  1. Kori at See Kori Rant
  2. Baroness Black
  3. Sarah at Tales from Oakbriar Farm
  4. Mama Jil at M is for Mommy
  5. Sheila at Somebody Loved


dani said...

oh, j...
i just cannot get past little mavinga being sick!!! i put him on my side bar prayer list and hope he will be better soon. i think of him so often; bless his little heart...
much love,

[Somebody Loved] said...

Glad your sister & friends are ok. Also the girls night looked like a hit... and Esme right in the middle of all the fun.

katemcdonald said...

thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! Its so fun to meet new blogging friends!

I was able to visit Africa (a life-long desire of mine) in Feb 07. We went to South Africa and Zimbabwe. The people we stayed with in Zimbabwe were expecting a baby...the poor woman was having complications and it was such a rough time with the lack of care she received at the hospital. Praise God the baby was born fine and the mother recovered.

I will pray for the sweet little boy.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Wow, that is a little scary about the mugging...sooo glad they are all ok. Praying for safety for you all, as well as healing for Mavinga.

Alana said...

I will pray for Mavinga.

The birthday party looks like fun, hope your niece had a great day!

ispeakbeanish said...

I'll keep Mavinga in my prayers.

Heather of the EO said...

Yes, prayers for Mavinga.

I love your random things. So very random :)

Andrea said...

Mavinga will be in my prayers too...and as for the chocolate for're not the only who does that! ;)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I hope Mavinga is OK. So scary about the mugging!

perilloparodies said...

First, Chocolate is NOT just a snack food, it is a whenever-you-are-in-the-mood-for-it food!!! :-) and, praying for Mavinga... so sorry. and hope all goes well. May God continue to protect you and your family and friends!!! thinking about you... um, what are your favorite colors, favorite verse, favorite season, and any other favorites you care to share?... email me... :-)