Monday, October 6, 2008

No Menu Plan Monday This Week

That's right, I get the week off from Menu Planning! My Hubby is gone for most of the week on a business trip, so it's just me and Camden to fend for ourselves. I have enough left-overs and other random things I can throw together, that it'll just be a last minute thing for most meals. (Plus, the bakery is just a few steps away from our house, if need be.) :) SO, I get the week off, but to confess, I'd much rather have my husband home with me then have the week off. It's always a struggle with Renato being gone here in Brazil. I have no car (not that I'd really drive it anywhere anyway), and I don't speak the language well enough to really venture out too far. We do take walks (weather permitting....today is a rainy day), and I have my English students that come to the house, but that's about it.

Exciting news though....yesterday we finally connected with a couple that knew Renato when we were in Colorado. We had run into the husband, Daniel, a few times around town, but I couldn't place him or remember him. Yesterday they invited us to their little girl's 2nd birthday party. As soon as I saw the wife, Jana Ina, I remembered them. They were even at our wedding, and she was pregnant with their first daughter at the wedding! They both speak English very well and they have 2 girls, 2 and 4 years, and they live only a couple blocks away from us. Praise God! We're looking forward to being able to connect more and Jana Ina and I talked about walking together, so that's super exciting.

So Praise God, we finally connected with another couple our age and in the same stage of life we are in.....AND they speak English. A huge blessing indeed!

3 comments:

Susan said...

I am so glad you have someone to connect with! Yeah!!! Hang in there this week. Does Brazil have a good transportation system at all?

Enzo and Paige said...

oh man that sounds bad having your husband gone in a foreign country! You poor thing. At least it's not too long of a time. When Enzo and I first got married he got a job that he would be gone for 3-4 weeks at a time and I would get so upset. It wasn't fair to a newly married couple that had just spent 3 years dating long distance overseas!
I can't imagine not really knowing the language and not having a car! Hopefully you will get some great time with Camden!

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

I found you on married to the ministry blogroll. I live overseas too...finding English speaking friends is a blessing indeed! Praise the Lord!