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My African Nativity Scene

Are you smiling yet?! Because I sure am. 

Look at her focus. The nurse has definitely done this before. 


(This is the kind of stuff I spend my money on.)


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Time to Get Festive

Christmas Carols – Check

Decorative WreathCheck

Presents Kinda Check

SnowNo Check, but there is temporary snow effects on this blog. So actually, Kinda Check

Holiday Spirit HECK YEAH!!!!

Last week Courtney and Sarah have left for the states for about a month. They’ve gone home temporarily to visit their families and friends and will be back in January. I don’t really feel like I’ve been here long enough to want to go home, but candidly my heart was heavy and lonely upon their departure.  


So, I have battled this mood and am actively making this a relaxing break.  This Christmas has the potential to be quite memorable. Perhaps not especially social or traditional, but certainly a great experiment. 

I will spend my Christmas eve with Helga, Andreas, Flora and Caspar. My surrogate Austrian family here. The Pehams have been so generous with their time, home, food, and company. 

As for the rest of the break, I plan on laying in my hammock, making a trip out to Bazaruto Island for a snorkel adventure, and piddling around my house. No plans for new years yet. We’ll see. It’ll be okay!

For all those back home, I send you many hugs and Yuletide greetings! I’ll be listening to White Christmas with an extra sense of nostalgia and appreciation for all the blessings in my life. 

Merry Christmas


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