Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday Evening Post, issue 8

A photo from this week:

At Popov Castle and Museum

Jaan... really enjoyed the museum! It was tiny, but perfect for our age range and attention spans. There were rooms with old farming implements, the history of the castle, local art, local archeological finds and war memorabilia. Now Jaan is obsessed with trying to find arrowheads or the right kinds of rocks to make them. Then, there was plenty of time to explore. Most of the castle has been destroyed, but the stables are still there, and Jaan especially climbed all over.

Raia... liked the museum, too. At one point during the little tour, I took Asya out for a break and a snack. I had Raia come along, just because, and she could barely stand it: "They'll tour the war room without me!"

Asya... made a new friend. She loved Joy, who was here with Daniel. Asya would have happily followed Joy back to New Zealand.

Will: This is close to what I said last week, but the best part of the week for Will was having Daniel and Joy here.

School this week: We finished Week 11. It seems like we're slowing down a little, but I guess that's natural as we reach the end of the term. Plus, we've just been busy with other things. Hopefully we can finish our term strong this week, and then we'll take a little break.

My books and knitting: Almost done reading about Kristin Lavransdatter. I'll miss her when I'm finally done. I started knitting a fun little project, but I'll wait until it's done to show you. Of course, I keep working on my pretty lace shawl/scarf.

Weather and nature observations: Still warm, sunny, beautiful!

Other news, ministry, notes and miscellaneous from the week: There were two big highlights this week, friends visiting from New Zealand, and a field trip to a castle in Vasilevka with church friends. We had a great, though short, time with Daniel and Joy. (Did you see the photos?) And yesterday we went to the castle and little museum; I'll try to post photos from that trip soon, too. Oh, I had 19 (!) children in Sunday school this morning, and Jaan and Will also went out to visit a village church with the choir after church here. They're still not back from that.

On this date in. . . 2005: Will actually wrote. He had just started the youth club in Kovrov.

Just a few things I'm thankful for...holy experience
  • 19 children in Sunday school
  • ...and Alina's help with them
  • guests from (very) far away
  • a castle not far from here
  • perfect weather for an outing
  • friends to go on a field trip with us
  • emails from old friends (Caryn! I will answer....)

My question for you: What was (were) the highlight(s) of your week?


Martha A. said...

The highlights of my week?
i had to go with my mom on a little trip an hour and half meet with a new doula client.
My son made a basketball shot that was great!
i got to take the time to have tea with a friend and pray for her as she was preparing for labor.

That museum sounds neat!~

Alissa Maxwell said...

Highlight of my week was getting a "negative" result on the last lab test to rule out scary diseases for Josh (he's even smaller than Owen, so the doctors are fussing). HUGE Praise! Phyllis, I was recently cleaning out old email and found a nice encouraging note from you when we were facing the same concerns with Owen. Thank you, friend!

Laural Out Loud said...

My highlight was getting to eat my favorite Brazilian foods, even though we had to sneak them when out and about so my MIL wouldn't find out, lol. She'd feel slighted that we were eating something other than her food. Another highlight was getting to give everyone their gifts from America!

Baba Julie said...

I think the highlight of my week has been the Fall colors! The trees have come into their own and I just take my walks saying, "Thank you, Lord, for this BEAUTIFUL tree"! (And, this happens throughout my walk!) Fall is such a GLORIOUS season to me! Love y'all!!

Anna said...

The highlight of my week is the encouragement that I received from my new mentor, the wife of the pres. of IM Canada. She's an experienced missionary and a wise, godly woman and she has challenged and encouraged me a lot these last few weeks.