How was your weekend? I (brace
yourself!) had an action packed weekend in Machinga. Saturday morning I thought
the sky was falling…or at least my ceiling was. Um…sitting reading my morning
meditation book – concentrating – focusing – striving – to stay present ::crumbling::. Ignore the distractions.
Wait something is actually falling. My ceiling!!Seriously, my pioneer mansion has a metal roof (full of leaks) and then
an inside sheetrock-esk ceiling layer. Between the heavy rains and the age of
it (and a mystery cat trapped up there) it’s slowly been falling down section
by section all week. I have yet to see or hear a cat but my gardener/watchman
SWEARS to it. Hmm…All I care about is what will be left of my ceiling by next
weekend?? The excitement continued when I was
invited to a chibuku
powered soccer match. We lost 2-4. But no worries the celebratory
goat roast was still on! I’ll admit I skipped out on this to welcome my FIRST
house guests for the weekend! Jessica, a fellow Response Volunteer living in
the central region came down to visit with her friend along with the Liwonde
crew. It was great! We ate homemade tortillas, guacamole, and beans on the
front porch staying up until the wee hour 12am!! Sunday morning we enjoyed a
lovely brunch of chai tea, rosemary flatbread, and an egg scramble before they
I think the pioneer mansion is
meant for entertaining. Who wants to come next???
1. The goalie with a snake crown?? In case you're wondering it wasn't a good luck charm.