Here we go again, the wimpy tubaab is at it again

Some of you asked for a video of me wrestling the bed cover. I really was hoping I would not need to change it anytime soon, but God had other plans so here you go (I made it double speed for you)! Just when I think my life might be hard I am reminded yetContinue reading “Here we go again, the wimpy tubaab is at it again”

Pulling and pushing, twisting and turning

Ok ladies, we have all had the challenging task of pulling, pushing, twisting and turning to get on a pair of pantyhose or tights.  I have a new respect for all of you mommas; I cannot even begin to imagine how hard of a task that is to do on a squirming two-year old!  AsContinue reading “Pulling and pushing, twisting and turning”

Low bandwidth

One of the biggest and most important lessons that you better learn swiftly when living in West Africa is to be flexible.  Most days I do a pretty good job of embracing the WAWA (West Africa Wins Again) moments, but some days it is just too much.  I love that God is over the WAWAContinue reading “Low bandwidth”

Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!

Ok, not really these animals but it felt like it and I found myself singing this out loud as I tried to enjoy a quiet early morning time with the Lord.  One of my favorite things since moving to The Gambia is to get up early and go sit in my backyard rocking chair underContinue reading “Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!”

Sunshine

I am back online after a few weeks of a wonderful vacation in the urban area of The Gambia. My time of vacation was exactly what I needed and was filled with lots of sleep, time with the Lord, relaxing reading, ocean breezes and sunshine (even though it is rainy season, there was little rain).Continue reading “Sunshine”

Home Depot or Lowes?

We remain in the midst of some major construction projects here in the village. Praise God for my wonderful employees who are really taking the lead and helping out with everything. However, the tubaab (white person, that’s me) still has to be in charge of handing out the funds and making some of the financialContinue reading “Home Depot or Lowes?”

Always learning

Isn’t there some expression that you should learn something new every day? Well, when you live overseas and are a missionary wearing many different hats you learn 10-100 new things each and every day (and most of it in a different language.) This week has been all about water, septic, plumbing and much more thatContinue reading “Always learning”