Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday Fragments


Half-Past Kissin' Time
Mrs4444  hosts  Friday Fragments. 

Life is sweet, sometimes. My neighbor's freezer died in the night a few days ago. She stored six tubs of ice cream and a few pies in my freezer. That was a sweet treat. She insisted that I take something, so I tasted a few samples of Blue Bell ice cream before the freezer was resuscitated.

Last night, the New Orleans Saints beat the Atlanta Falcons. On Sunday, we smashed the Dallas Cowboys. The team is now 9-2. Now, the Saints need to beat the Seattle Seahawks in our next game to secure home field advantage in the playoffs. I miss North American football  in Honduras. Hondurans are obsessesed with soccer. No basketball, baseball, or any other sport is ever aired or discussed.

I need to walk a few extra laps this morning along the levee of Lake Ponchartrain as I plan on having lunch at Rosco's. Their specialty is po'boys.  I have resisted high-calorie indulgences since arriving in New Orleans a few weeks ago. Today? I want a big oyster po'boy.

Yesterday, I received 20 more bookbags for kids in Honduras. I have 40 in all ready to ship. We have 45 in Honduras. Now, we just need supplies to fill them so everyone has bookbags and supplies when schools starts in February.

This weekend, Hondurans will elect a new president. Many predict volatility and possibly more violence than usual in a land already torn apart by violence and instability. No matter the outcome, let's remember that Jesus is King.

My friend, Ana, established a nonprofit called Umweo Bags, which raises proceeds for a hospital and ophanage in Zambia, Africa. She also sells her own homemade items.  Ana is a brave woman, because she believes that she can make a difference in the lives of orphans and sick chldren, even if all she has is her one sewing machine and a determined will. I liked her quote that she posted on Facebook today.

Pray, but when you pray, rise to your feet. -African proverb

*If you have time to listen, my last post has audio portions. 
I recorded some of the post in my best Cajun accent. Enjoy!

13 comments:

Heather Smith said...

Enjoy your lunch!

Traci Shannon said...

I love Po'Boys. Sounds like you have earned one!
Happy Friday!
:-)
Traci

John Calypso said...

Anything with oysters is good in my book Cher. Maybe a photo?

Laurie Matherne said...

It was great! I love oysters, fried or grilled.

Laurie Matherne said...

The poboy was great. Happy Friday back at you, Traci!

Laurie Matherne said...

Heather, it was great.

Laurie Matherne said...

It was as good as it looks, Calypso.

Laurie Matherne said...

It was just as good as it looked.

tracismixedbag said...

As soon as I can I will donate again. I'm glad you're having a nice time back home.

doreenmcgettigan said...

I would love to donate too..do you need the school supplies or the money to buy them? e-mail me the address to send. doreenb8@verizon.net
OMGoodness that lunch looks amazing.
I will be praying for a peaceful transition..

Laurie Matherne said...

Traci, that's very nice of you. Have a great weekend.

Laurie Matherne said...

I copied this from a post earlier this week. Thanks Doreen.
How to give:

Find the PayPal button on the sidebar. These gifts are not tax-deductible. In addition, I pay a 3% charge to PayPal to receive your offerings.
Send a check to my church, The Vineyard Church of New Orleans. Mark the check, Honduras.
Send gifts of school supplies to Laurie Matherne, PO Box 640037, Kenner, Louisiana, 70064. If you are unsure of what we need, please check the Amazon Wish List. The list is intended as a convenience. These items are often found in stores and other websites at better prices.
I am shipping in early January. I need gifts for school supplies no later than December 31, 2013, so that I can have time to order and ship to our ministry in Honduras.

Mrs4444 said...

I'm glad you're in a safe place.


Congrats on your team. My team....I'd forgotten what's it's like to have a losing team; it's a drag.


I'll send a check in the next week or so. Good luck!