Sunday, December 23, 2007

I'll be original & say, "Merry Christmas!"

Wow! I’ve been “off-line” for a while, haven’t I? Where does the time go? I thought that with the After School Program closed and not much else happening, then there’d be plenty of time to get caught up with stuff like blogs and paperwork…but that hasn’t been the case!!

We'd organised Home-Based Care Training for the second week of December, but unforunately at the last minute the NGO that does the training, wasn't able to do it. So that's been rescheduled to early next year (hopefully).

In the last week of November, Tangee (the EBCAIDS Committee Chairman) and I attended a short-course (three days) on Project Management. It was quite interesting and we both found it worthwhile and were glad we could attend it. (Thanks to SIM for sponsoring us.) We’re sure we’ll be able to use some of what we learnt to manage our AIDS projects.

The first weekend in December was also supposed to be the church’s AGM, so I was busy with the EBCAIDS Annual Report, which includes a PowerPoint presentation, the whole week. But the AGM ended up being postponed because six people in the church lost family members during the week and so most of the funerals were held over that weekend.

The following weekend, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the church, with many old and ex-members visiting, as well as people from other churches. There was a lot of fellowship and a lot of meat eaten (a cow and three or four goats had been donated for the event)!

Since then I’ve been officially on leave – which has meant trying to keep the kids occupied on their holidays and the house in some semblance of order, while doing Christmas shopping and trying to keep to my routine at the gym. Yes, Rachel’s still around – we played squash on Friday and she took the honours two games to one. Mind you, that was after we’d both attended an hour-long stretching class, so be impressed! I think we’re trying to work off the Christmas kilos in advance...

So this is just a quick catch-up and to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2008. May your Christmas be blessed - we have more reason to celebrate than those who don’t know Christ!

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