Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Settling in. . .

I'm finally feeling settled in. . .well, sort of. I was walking the mile or so to school this morning, engrossed in people watching, something I love to do. A few minutes later, I looked up and realized I had no idea where I was. I'd been so deep in thought I forgot to pay attention where I was going! Such is the life of a writer, I suppose! I'm always viewing people as possible characters for my books, something my teacher thought was very humorous.

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Besides the distractions, I really am feeling more settled. Home schooling's moving along, and the kids have started taking Portuguese classes in the afternoon with two other children from Switzerland who just arrived in the country a week after we did. They are really enjoying it--note the photo above. Scott's taken over a lot of the housework so I can write and study, and even the kids have their assigned jobs to do around the house to ease my load.

I must be making some progress in the language, because going to the butcher to buy chicken or to the bakery to buy bread is now a feasible task! It's funny how things like asking for a few loaves of bread can make me feel like a toddler again!

I forgot to mention that last weekend, we had our first guests over for dinner and enjoyed visiting with Mel and Mandy. It's always amazing to me how God brings people together. Mel and Mandy are single women from England who are here to study Portuguese on their way to Mozambique! They are leaving Brazil this weekend, but will be living about three hours from us in Mozambique.

Enjoy today!


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