A few mentionables:
We make a rushed trek up to Chiang Mai, spent three hours in the armpit of Thailand called immigration, and got our visas sorted out! We now have permission to leave the country legally and return again.
Stephen picked up one of our little neighbor girls this week and was holding her on the porch. She looked in our door and saw the Christmas tree, and shouted, “Mehry Chreetmah!” Surprised at her knowing the English words and traditions, he smiled and said, “Yeah! Merry Christmas!”
She then shook her head no and corrected him dramatically, “Mehry Chreet-mah.”
He nodded, “Yeah, merry Christmas.”
She shook her head no and repeated it again. Stephen tried it her way, “Mehry Chreetmah?”
She flashed a huge smile and nodded triumphantly. I guess we’re celebrating “Mehry Chreemah” around here.
Our boss and her husband delivered a Christmas present to us today! They bought us a slow cooker, which will be a huge blessing. The stove can heat up the whole house while I boil black beans or chickpeas for a few hours, and it will also be nice to start something before I go and come back to dinner ready!
Either way, the box had us laughing.