04 October 2007

lOnG rAiNiNg dAyS ...


today is the first day I can see the sun again, after one full week with rain... Fiiiuuu !!! I was feeling like this little mouse here at the picture...poor one, I took him out of the road just 5 minutes before a car came...I hope he survived...but I hope he doesn't find the way to my kitchen, eh,eh...
I didn't mind the rain actually, it was a nice, quiet and cozy time for me...I was all the time alone (except for all the cats and dogs of course) , so I would just take my own time time to do what I needed to do... I realized I need so much time alone with God than I thought I did... I'm just loosing the track of time every morning now...I 'm usually getting up at 8am, I go down to feed the cats and dogs...it's always that excitement :-) as if they wouldn't see me for weeks !!! I make my own breakfast too and then around 9 I'm going up again to my hut to have my meditation time... I'm just going through a bunch of teachings I already have and I'm also translating them all into english (don't ask me why, coz I've no idea yet)... As I do that, God is revealing new stuff, or He's reminding me of other things that I kinda forgot... it's so cool ... I also realized how much I love the Bible... that's the way God speaks most of the times to me... in the end I just pick my pen and journal and just share random thoughts with God...sometimes prayers, sometimes questions, sometimes cool revelations...this days, because I'm alone and have no one to really care for, I end up staying in my meditations till 1 sometimes 2pm... and it just doesn't feel a lot :-) I feel so glad to have this back... and I guess I need to make more time for that even when more people are around... it will look a bit unsocial maybe, to skip breakfast with the others, and be away almost all morning...but that would make me such a better person to be around with :-) ...eh, eh...I hope people will understand...

besides that I've been having other challenges...like discipling the kittens to pee and poo outside the kitchen and my house... look at them, so cute !!! But they are extending my patience to the limit... they just don't get it that they shouldn't pee on every place that has some dirt... because inside our kitchen, there is dirt ( I'm trying to put some clay now)... all around and behind my house, there is dirt... so , it's hard for me to get them to understand...Pffff....hard work...
Speaking about hard work, I've been also digging canals for the water to flow and not to get stuck where it shouldn't... the heavy rain helped me to see where it was needed...cool !!!

And another cool stuff about being alone here was that I was able to bathe inside the kitchen in front of the fire place...chique ah !!! eh, eh... it felt so good !!! There's something about having a bath, specially in a basin and with a simple soap , that reminds me of childhood (or Angola too, eh, eh)... and this time it even reminded me more, coz that's how I remember having baths in my grandmother's house in the country side...she always had her fire place in the kitchen on, and she'd take a huge basin (maybe the size of it was according to my size at that time, eh, eh) to the kitchen and filled it with nice warm water... then I'd jump in and had my bath... it felt so good!!! just like the one yesterday, except for the size of the basin, coz I couldn't even sit properly :-) ...
Oh well, little things in life that can make us happy !!!

1 comment:

lisa, far away said...

oh baba! we will see you soon :-)

i'm glad you are enjoying some quiet and restful time. the rain is good for that.

your bath reminds of of when jesse was small and i would heat water on the stove and pour it into a tin basin and set it on the floor. he would have his bath in the candle light, which sounds very fancy but was just that way because we had no electricity. not so fancy but it certainly was cozy!