It's hard to believe December is already upon us. The kids and I went back to school today after our 5-day break. We ran over to the British Ladies Festive Bazaar after school but zoomed in and out. It was way too crowded and not enough space to maneuver around everyone. The few things I did buy were for charity. Operation Hope spearheads the Trash to Treasures program at an embassy women's shelter. All of these ornaments are handmade by the ladies using pages from donated magazines and fast food fliers. Pretty palm trees and hearts and stars.
I just love this cluster of grapes.
And proceeds from this cookbook benefit schools in Malawi.
Several years ago, we went to Jerusalem to visit my husband's family. Friends went along with us for the trip and it was a wonderful history lesson as well as a family reunion. The best of both worlds. Here's a picture of the kids in Bethlehem in front of the Church of the Nativity. There's a very small doorway that leads into the church which you can see just above Yusef's head on the right. I wish I had all my pictures from that trip on a computer somewhere, but once I printed them for our photo album, I deleted everything from the camera. The Church of the Nativity is where Jesus was born. We walked down into a little cavelike room where the manger is. An Italian tour group was there and spontaneously started singing "Away in a Manager" in Italian. It was the most beautiful sound I'd ever heard, I literally started crying.
Yusef said he had a headache after school and not long after we got home, he threw up and went straight to bed. I now have to give the bathroom a good scrub down. He didn't even get to eat lunch. Zack ate lunch but also said he had a headache. At 5 pm, they were both asleep. So off I go to take care of cleaning, then I will take a nice, hot bubble bath and settle in with some crocheting for the evening. Wishing you health and happiness, peace & blessings, Tammy