Taking Note

It snowed today. Sitting snuggled up with small ones at my aunt’s house on my weekly childcare stint, I wonder if I’ll remember this. It’s been so easy to see things, acknowledge them (barely), move on. File it, forget it, hardly even notice it. Next thing, next thing, next thing. Focus, Anna, focus. What’s next. Where…

A Day in the Life: The Cooking Edition

People ask me what I’m doing these days. I usually say “Actually, I’m cooking at a fishing lodge in the boonies of Northern Manitoba this summer!” And they say “Wow! How’d you end up there?” And then I send them off to THIS POST right here. And that is that. Cooking can be pretty straightforward. But…

Wheeeee!

Finding a clean shirt after 41 hours of no power and an unrecollectable time since one has last done laundry is cause for celebration. Also known as jumping on the bed. Excuse the mess. It’s been under the cover of darkness for 41 hours so I haven’t had to look at it. Or deal with it….

Missionaries go to baby showers too.

A phrase I’ve often heard from my momma’s lips is “new normal.” Nobody knows the definition of normal – it’s one of those things that is what you make it (Life lesson #63), so you’d better get used to the idea. Everyone’s ‘normal’ is different and though our lives in UB are indeed unique, I…

A Day in the Life: Trekkin’ Style

7:00a.m. Wakey-wakey! 7:01 Drag self out of bed and prepare to face the day, physically and Spiritually: (Read the Biblio, journal some, and meet with Jesus in prayer. Shower, brush teeth, and dress.) 8:00 Meet with Adele and Jesus in prayer. 8:10 Put the frying pan & water on. 8:15 The boys arrive at our…

Now & Then, Part 2

An informative post for those searching for a more detailed description of the days to come. For information on the recent days past, see yesterday’s post. ______ The countdown is on! Nine Sleeps until I board a plane with three of my cohorts. Destination: Mongolia. For you who are wondering exactly WHAT we’ll be doing, this…

Now & Then, Part 1

Something I don’t like? Forgetting to pass along important information. Something I do like? Lists! Last week we were finally able to package and send out our prayer cards. I apologize for the lateness – there was some technological difficulties with the photocopier or something. All I really know is that when we finally prayed…

Life Lesson #91

Life lesson for ya: Always wipe clockwise, when cleaning showers. Particularly the knobs. Trust me on this one. Love from your ever-wise and experienced cleaning lady, ~Anna Brown P.S. It’s harder to remember than you’d think!