The Hayes Zoo

Our Purpose

- to know God and use our entire lives in service to Him.

- to stand in the gap through prayer, giving and service to viable ministries in Latin America.

- to be transparent helpers of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, using our resources and skills that through the Holy Spirit, we might encourage and equip those who have less.

- to share a living perspective from Latin America to our churches, friends and family in the states and beyond.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday August 10, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY Monday, August 10, 2009.

Outside my window... overcast skies which still manage to be hot. :) Also there is the neighbor girl who no matter what I say in Spanish seems to think that if she just stays here and hangs on the bars, all afternoon, Janelle and Natalie will eventually come outside to play.

I am thinking... that it will be a miracle if I ever actually get to see that dentist.

I am thankful for... a great first day with homeschooling!

From the learning rooms... We started! Or should I say we are finishing up? We obviously took a rabbit trail with some of the school 'last year' as the kids went to the local bilingual school. As we realized this was a great opportunity for the time being, it isn't a forever thing so we are back at the Hayes Zoo Academy. So - we are filling in a few blanks and in about 3 weeks should be ready to dive into the 'newer' material. Some of which I still need to get ordered to be brought down here by visitors who LOVE us in spite of the fact that we use them as cargo shipping. :)

From the kitchen...
Leftovers will be the order of the evening. I may bake some bread or something to go along with it to 'dress' it up but that will depend on whether or not the heat index goes down.

I am wearing... Jeans, which are annoyingly baggy, a t-shirt that is not as cute as I remember it, chacos and the normal bling.

I am creating...
a list for the papelaria. This would be the office supply store. All our dry erase markers are dead, the construction paper is nothing but a memory, and I CAN'T FIND ONE PENCIL OR RED PEN IN THE WHOLE HOUSE. How is THAT possible???

I am going... to market.

I am reading...
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It's the next book in the British Literature core that I am doing with my mom just for personal enrichment! ** Still reading....I've made it past the historical content, author's introduction, and various other introductions. NOW I can start the story. :) ** - THIS week's update - On chapter 5. It's good - but my brain is fried by the evenings and taking up a British novel at 9pm is....challenging....and slow. Still - very worth it.

I am hoping... that the dentist will actually be there when I show up on....Thursday now.

I am hearing...
The girls' science DVD in the background and Alan and Riley welding (YES - both of them) in the back yard. The bridge project has moved to the back patio. Who would've thought THAT was possible?

Around the house...
Kids, pets, and us.

One of my favorite things...
my husband's sense of humor.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
More great school days, si Dios permite, and stay ahead of the food needs of the family.

Alan will be driving to Mapalaca for a two day overnight for delivery of and help with the installation of bridge materials. This is a 4 hour drive one way and so he'll be hanging out trying to get several things done in one trip.

That and my dentist appointment has been rescheduled to Thursday afternoon. We'll see if that will work. I am thankful they called me this afternoon to let me know the dentist wasn't able to see me today as we have to drive 45 minutes one way for this.

Here is picture thought I am sharing... never say brute force isn't effective....Yes, he is bending steel with just his biceps. I'm married to Superman I tell ya'. I'm there trying to keep things from wiggling and to offer some 'resistance'. :) I do cover my toes when he gets out the welder in case you were worried. A new viewpoint on being a supportive wife, don't you think??

This is also a visual for you to see what designing and building bridges, or more specifically, building BRIDGE WELDMENTS (internal structure for those of you who are confused like me) will look like in Honduras. Office space????????????? Machine shop?????? Tool shed??????????? What are those??????????????

At least I'm a decent office assistant. :)


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Missus Wookie said...

Biceps? Not teeth? Hope your home schooling continues going great.

Live Simply Love Strongly said...

Sounds great! One question, I realized today I wasn't on your "follower list" but I've been following for awhile. I tried to add myself and it said I was blocked??? Is that just how you have it set up, or did you just block me? :0

The Hayes Zoo said...

Oh my goodness LSLS!!

I know that I didn't block you on purpose! Hmmm...will investigate this. I will admit the 'followers' list is something that confuses me a tad bit. But sheesh - I wouldn't do that! :)

Grateful for Grace said...

OH, I hope your first day went well!! It's really fun being back in the swing of a good daily routine. I like the structure even if I do balk some. I'll put up more photos at the end of the week.