oops, it’s been two weeks since i updated! so much for a daily look at my life this year. how bout a look at my daily life? 🙂 here’s what i’ve been up to:
sunday (3-15) : i took the train to church this evening. i went up to one of the universities where a small church has been started on campus. i really enjoyed getting to hang out with a group (near) my age.
monday – after working on setting up one of the apartments, i met up with a few team members and a group of volunteers who had just arrived and had fish and chips for the first time. i forgot to take a pic, so i snapped this out the window of my apartment. it’s the building with the triangle shaped roof on the left.
tuesday – i spent most of the day at the resource center helping paint. it looks SO MUCH better than it did when we started. i just wish we had some “before” pics!
wednesday – i painted again, but had a great surprise when i got home. emily (my sister) had sent me a package with a few books and things that i left in ohio and it arrived that afternoon. i had to walk down the hill to pick it up at the post office, but it was well worth the climb back up! thanks em!
thursday – i got to head over to the mall this afternoon to pick up some gifts for our volunteers and while i was out i found this great sweatshirt/jacket and scarf. i’d been looking for a scarf this color all winter and was absolutely thrilled to find one. hey, it’s the little things, right??
friday – i helped pick up our first load of IKEA furniture for the participants’ housing. among other things, we got 17 dining tables and 76 chairs! that’s a lot of furniture!
saturday – i spent most of the day doing things around the house, but made a quick trip to IKEA in the afternoon and picked up a few things for myself. i love this little set up of knobs to hang my coats on.
sunday was a GORGEOUS sunny day! i headed up to the mountain for church on campus again and afterward, several of us grabbed subway for lunch and headed to one of the parks on campus. it was still pretty chilly, but nice to enjoy the sun!
monday – i’ve been trying out some new recipes and this veggie rice pilaf was really yummy, not to mention colorful!
tuesday – check out my last post to understand this pic:
wednesday – patti and i checked out a few school supplies stores hoping to find everything we need to fill these shelves in the resource center. we didn’t find much, but i did go out to dinner w/ her and ken for donairs (a separate post entirely) and dairy queen!
thursday – i helped unload a delivery of somewhere around 60 mattresses and box springs. that’s a lot of beds! but our participants will sleep well i hope. 🙂
friday – i spent the afternoon with patti and bobby (pictured here) and bill, putting together boxes of household items for each apartment. it was quite an undertaking but we got it done!
emily sent me this picture of Izzy today. it appears she’s doing pretty well there in ohio without me, but i sure am looking forward to having her here in a few weeks!