Christmas Eve Day, already?
We had a great time, as usual, at JMK's holiday fete. That's me in the middle photo, pretending to be a airline gate agent making an announcement. (Don't ask.) Here's to wonderful friends, near and far.
Saturday morning I went with a few other ward members to the bishops' storehouse. It was my first time visiting - very impressive to see the array of neatly arranged church produced and purchased items. Wow. My 10% zakat at work! I'm not nice enough to deal with the customer service aspect so I stocked and re-stocked with some local teens. The trick, I found, is to do the morning shift so that you end with a hearty lunch; we had chili, hot dogs, salad, and a huge chocolate cake from Costco.
I'm off until January 7th, but I'm planning to finally crank through my massive to do list including the dreaded basement reorganization. Yes, I did it a few months ago, but I've continued to purge, and with the change in seasons everything's messy again.
And since I continue to manifest an inability to refuse interesting projects, I've gotten a translation gig to do the subtitles on a program soon to air on the Discovery Channel about village life in Benin. It's really interesting to see raw footage - it seems like half the air time is spent shooing away chickens and goats.