Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ready for May

Since starting this blog over six years ago, I don’t think I have had a month where I have been as lax as I have been this month. Even when I was in Africa for two weeks on two separate occasions, I had blogs ready to post before I left and then got right back at it when I got home.

I know that I have been busy. 
Vacation in Illinois the first week of the month. I took over 900 pictures and am still sorting through them. I don’t know why I think I have to snap a shot of every single thing I see, yet there it is. All those photos in a file on the laptop.
Those first two weeks of the month, both my kids were in Kenya. You would think that wouldn’t stop me from having a life, but yet it did. Waking up at two am every morning, knowing that it was mid-morning there and wondering if they were anywhere that had WiFi so that I could message them and they could message me back. 
 The weekend they got home, my son downloaded onto my computer a thousand pictures which he had taken. I seem to think that I should go through them now as well and do some editing and posting. But, THEY ARE NOT MY PICTURES. So I need to let that go.
Last weekend I had my CMA conference in Manitowoc. Not only did I attend two full days of educational sessions, my partner-in-crime Denise and I set up tables to sell our Kenyan merchandise. Made a good profit, all to go back to Kenya and our nonprofit organization, Tumaini Volunteers.
Last but not least, or so I think, tomorrow night I am giving a talk at Good Samaritan church in Eland, Wisconsin. So I had to update my powerpoint with pictures from the latest trip and pack up a smaller bag of African goods to display.

Umm, is that it? Right about now I am thinking, “Bring on May.”   


Denise said...

I see my bright blue should delete that out because it is a great photo of Nick.

Chris Loehmer Kincaid said...

Wow, you have a good eye. Bright blue backpack? I thought you were crazy there until I finally found it. I spy.