We have now made it through our 2nd Friday Sabbath here in Amman. Amazingly, we left church without callings! I doubt it’ll happen again, but, well, I suppose it’s sort of nice not to have any serious responsibility outside of figuring out our homeschooling schedule! Although, we did leave the church in sort of a hurry. It appears that the cute little lady in charge of the primary passed out treats. It was some sort of chocolate and happened to have nuts in it—Claire had a semi-severe allergic reaction, and I didn’t have any Benadryl with me, so we had to walk home really fast. Poor little dear. By the time we got home and got her some meds, her eyes were almost swollen shut. Doh. She’s ok, though. I think she was more freaked out about the swollen eyes, which made her scream and cry a lot, which didn’t help the swelling go down! I don’t blame her—when I saw it I sort of freaked out, too (in my mind, of course…after Andrew’s accident, I’ve learned how to control my freaked-outedness in front of my kiddos who are experiencing trauma. Screaming about it doesn’t actually help very much…), so I gave her a double dose of Benadryl and sat and read stories to her for awhile. She looks much better now. I’ll probably give her another dose before bed just to be safe. Luckily, if things would have gotten out of hand, the big medical center of Amman is super close to our house, so I honestly wasn’t overly worried. It’s nice to have peace of mind about things like that. Silly nuts.
So, we had quite the week this week! It was Eid, so we ended up with a 5 day weekend! Saturday, Devin was gone ALL day. He left in the morning to help someone move, got back late afternoon, and then someone took him to go do grocery shopping and he came home in time to put the kids to bed! L It was a LOOOONG day. Sunday, though, we went swimming for the day with some friends and met all sorts of people at the pool! It was great! I met some of the other homeschooling moms that we’ll be doing co-op with, and that was nice. Monday, we enjoyed a quiet morning, then went with a friend over to the Children’s Museum.
Tuesday, we walked to a mall that’s not far from our house. It has all sorts of very familiar stores—like Bath and Body Works (woohoo! I bought a 220V Wallflower with a few refills, and now my house smells like a rose garden! I have to admit, I’ve ALWAYS wanted a 220V wallflower. Now I can order refills through the internet OR I can just run down to the mall down the street! Woohoo! After our mall adventure, we took a taxi home—and it cost a whole 50 cents to get home! Hmmm…maybe I won’t need the van after all! Ha! The taxi guys don’t really speak very good English, but I should be learning A’arabi anyway. I need to call around and find a tutor tomorrow.
Wednesday was our ‘official’ first day of school: