|Make a Smilebox greeting|
something i have noticed about christmas in uganda: santa claus is very absent.
as is gift giving on christmas. (and even epiphany, for that matter).
saint nick doesn’t seem to get a mention among the catholics either…
i wonder why that is?
christmas is coming and my ankles are swollen.
the past few days have brought a lot of travel and therefore a lot of traveling…hence the swollen ankles.
week before last i made the 10 hour drive from kotido to kampala… then sat for about 6 hours on monday (last) from kampala to kabale, where mcc had retreat at lake bunyoni for three days…
friday i drove my land cruiser TWELVE hours north to kamala. (nasty nasty traffic jam i’d sooner forget…)
sunday found me on a taxi going to luweero to visit father joe. and this monday i took a taxi from luweero to kampala and then a coaster (small bus) from kampala to masaka (about 4 hours).
i’m tired of sitting–but not tired of seeing people, so i guess this trend will continue for a while!
you want stories from these adventures?
practice your patience. they are coming. just not tonight.
i need to put these feet up!
there are a lot of things that i have been neglecting recently.
this blog would be one of them.
i sat down today with the intention of blogging something interesting and this seems to be all that is coming out at the moment.
so let this small post serve as a promise to blog more often–i cannot promise better…but i can promise more often!
check back soon for stories of cooking, safaris, christmas, canoing, retreats, funny things people say in taxis and the wild adventures i have in my office…
perhaps this is my very early new years resloution!