Mrs4444 hosts our weekly frag party.
It's been one month since I arrived in New Orleans, Lousiana. I am taking a three month furlough from ministry in Honduras. For most of this month, it's been foggy and chilly in the Big Easy. I don't mind the chill. The fog? I could do without it, but it's better than snow and ice, I suppose. As we say in Cajun French, c'est la vie.
Yesterday, I harvested all of the satsuma oranges from my mom's trees. I picked over 50 sastumas, which needed to be harvested as we are settling in for a colder and earlier winter than normal. Her navel orange tree is full, too, but the fruit is not quite ripe. The bigger oranges are hardier, so we can wait on that harvest a bit longer.
Yesterday, I published an update on ministry news. We are collecting school supplies once again. School is out for "summer break" in Honduras. In February, school will open once again. We purchased over 80 school bags, and I hope to collect items to fill them this month.
While I have been busy with family business, personal business, and ministry affairs, I have spent a fair amount of time doing not much of anything. I spent 2 days with family in the woods north of New Orleans during Thanksgiving week. The rocking chair was quite comfy.
This weekend, I am headed north of New Orleans to take part in the audience of a live worship event at the Vineyard Northshore Church. I am a terrrible singer, so I suppose I can fake it if the mikes are turned toward the audience at any point. Also, this weekend, I am cooking breakfast at a local food bank for guests needing a hot meal and a bag of groceries.
Late breaking fragment! My friend, Kathy, sent a picture that she thought resembled me. What do you think?