Daddy-O is away for the week playing Army, so up late I stay. I have found a book that will hopefully revolutionize our lives. Today after school we spent an hour training how to come through the door, where to put backpacks and shoes, what doesn't belong in the entry, how to clean the bathroom, etc. Nothing new... If we actually develop all these good habits, what will Griselda, our Wednesday Angel do? I still struggle mentally with paying someone to clean my home, but she is a blessing to us, and it blesses her life to earn money here to send to her family in the Philippines. It breaks my heart that she had to leave her husband and four children behind. I wonder why I was born into better circumstances? She adores our little people. We have a long way to go, so maybe in eight short months when we leave here, we won't need a housekeeper any more.
camera!!! I have so much to learn. I brightened these up a bit with the computer. On Saturday we went to an air show at another base here in Seoul (pictures will come when Dean returns with his iPhone). Tristan enjoyed it the most of the boys, as he is enthralled with "ha-panes" and "dot-ters" right now (airplanes and helicopters). There were as many as 8 fighter planes at a time to watch, and it was a thrill. Hunter won a 50,000 won (~$42) gift certificate to the Nike store in Itaewon, by charming the announcer calling out raffle ticket numbers.
Yesterday was our Primary Program at church, where the kids sing the songs they have been learning all year and each child has a small part. It was delightful, and we could hear Kyler singing from where we sat in the back. He has taken that over from Hunter. Afterward we had a Primary Activity during the normal primary time, with stations about scripture heroes. Hunter did a station about David, of David and Goliath fame, to fulfill a Faith in God requirement. While I didn't have enormous responsibilities (as a counselor in the presidency) it is still a load off my mind to have it all behind us now. I have been filling in as a den leader as well to Hunter's bear den until we can find a real replacement. I feel like I'm doing a mediocre job (at best) of everything right now.