I love knowing exactly where I stand in mmmBELLYmay land-when I goof it up, when I get it right. That's the great thing about my mmmBELLY-friends, like Leon in the picture. He's so patient while I try and try again, and then when I finally get it, he doesn't leave me guessing. He gives meContinue reading “#5 C’est ça !”
My friend Coleen calls me St. Nora the Perpeptually Lost. She's right. So of course my GPS is my most prized possession. But, it doesn't work in mmmBELLYmay land. We don't really have addresses there. Or street names. Stuff like that. One day I was out running errands with a friend. We didn't know theContinue reading “#4 Where the streets have no name”
Dear Colleen and Katie, Guess what came to visit today? A camel! He and his rider came all the way down from the desert in Niger. It's really hot up there, and sometimes the people don't have enough food. But when the camels come down to where I live, lots of people help them outContinue reading “#3 Camel Day generosity”
We are in the middle of the hottest season here, where temps stay around 105-110, and the humidity is always at least 80%. I call it wretched season. But this morning I woke up and saw a glorious haze in the sky. Gone are the heat and humidity, or at least the humidity, because theContinue reading “#2 Harmattan surprise”
Yesterday I was all packed up, and my passenger was ready to go. We were heading into town for me to do some errands, and for her to go to the hospital. She has some kind of cyst growing on her hand, and it stops her from being able to work as a seamstress andContinue reading “#1 Impromptu prayer meetings around my truck”
In the next two years or so, I'm going to blog 500 things I love about living here, in no particular order, in honor of Kate, someone I knew who loved living here too. Most of them will be trivial, a few might be a deep, but that's my blog in a nutshell, right?