Eating / Pizza! The store that we usually go to for groceries all of a sudden has cheese, and good cheese! Cheese that actually melts like cheese should! Pizza every other day? Maybe…
Drinking / Real milk. Some new friends connected us with a local that sells cows milk. He brings us real, raw milk, we boil it so it’s safe to drink, and voila! No more boxed and over processed milk.
Practicing / Self control. I’m a people pleaser, so you’ll probably never hear me use an unkind word out in public, but that means that my family can sometimes get the not as nice stuff. The snapping at the girls when I get irritated, the whining about something to Dustin for the 100th time that day. Sorry guys! Not that I don’t think it’s ok to vent with your family and let some of those things out because, well, they’re your family, but it’s also not great to dump it all on them. Learning some self control and not always having to let out all my little annoyances on those closest to me, but rather, take a deep breath and bring it to the Lord in prayer!
Mastering / Taking two children into the market by myself. After three months here, I think we’ve got this thing down!
Trying / Helping lead the women’s group at Smile Africa. I use lead very loosely though. They have a character building curriculum that they use and read from weekly. This week the usual gal that helps read the English is gone, so I read the English and then it is translated into two other local languages.
Playing / Tag. In an effort to get Gracie and Lillie to run off a little extra energy, we ran around the yard playing tag. When the 18 month old decides she would rather be held while you run after the three year old, things get a little harder!
Finishing / My mama packed up all the Be the Light and Shine Bright shirts that were preordered from my etsy shop, Oh Tiny Gifts. They are officially shipped out!
Reading/ Deeply Rooted Magazine. You can view a large portion of their content online for free, but you can also purchase full digital or print copies. I had this in my e-mail inbox for awhile and finally took the time to read it. It is lovely, inspiring and encouraging. I encourage you to take the time to read it!
Remembering / To let the little things go. Focusing on the bigger picture can be hard when you are in the midst of screaming , piled dishes, and paint colored children. But seeing the bigger picture and moving forward in love takes you farther than yelling and scolding. Let the little things go, Moriah!
Wearing/ I didn’t bring that many clothes to begin with, at least by typical American standards, but I can already tell there are certain things I wear over and over again and others I hardly touch. I think it may already be time to give away a few of the pieces I never wear and really work on a capsule wardrobe. It should be even smaller and easier here since it’s warm all year!
Cooking / I’ve been picking up some easy and tasty tidbits of cooking info from our friend, Grace. A lot of the vegetable dishes that she cooks and we like so much, start with simply sauteing tomatoes and onions and peppers. Then she’ll add in some potatoes, peas, and carrots with enough water to cover, and some pepper and garlic. We pair it with chipate or tortillas. The girls love all the veggie dishes she makes! It’s a win, win!
Working / Working on some new designs for the Oh Tiny Gifts shop.I’m also trying to spread the word about Oh Tiny Gifts and continue to grow it more professionally. I’ve opened up my blog for any collaboration or promotion work if others are interested as well. You can find the link on the top menu bar!
Traveling / Dustin is at a conference in Kampala, so it is officially girl time in Tororo! Our big travel is to the market or Smile Africa, which for me is enough!
Wanting / Amazon Prime in Uganda! As ridiculous as it may seem, two day shipping on just about anything you want is kind of awesome. Slightly dangerous to your wallet, but awesome none the less! Want to try making kombucha for the first time? Amazon Prime it…if you’re in the U.S. that is. If you’re in Uganda? Wait until the next mzungu from Ohio comes over!
What are you up to currently?