Tag Archives: Senya

Fighting coyotes.

Furry just came up from the woods after I whisper-yelled at her to return home and stop barking (Senya is sleeping, so a whisper-yell with a few claps for audible emphasis is the best I could do). She returned–hackles raised–from … Continue reading

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Boot Camp.

Yesterday morning, I woke up before my alarm (I had woken up several times preempting it so that Senya would not be awoken at 5:30 and decide that’s normal). I got ready, and left the house for my first day … Continue reading

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Focus Group Discussion Success!

Earlier in the day we went to visit a literacy and education class for women in a village named Mwachombe. It was really cool. These women are learning how to read and write and do mathematics. Our church, VCF, helps … Continue reading

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SHUT IT DOWN.

You win, IRB. Today we went to a primary school without Terry; she has been staying behind lately as she gets more and more tired due to pregnancy. This poses some challenges because there are only three of us on … Continue reading

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A quick post before bed

Terry suggested that we take the day off today because we had to work last Saturday. She noticed that yesterday Senya seemed exhausted by the end of the work day (she sprang to life as soon as it was just … Continue reading

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Seven months of Senya

We spent the day doing questionnaires in two more schools, but the most noteworthy fact about today is that it is Senya’s 7 month birthday. This girl is so precious, and I love knowing her and being her mom. I … Continue reading

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Saturday

I had intended to write a pretty detailed blog post last night about my experience conducting the questionnaires for the second time. After our full day, however, I ended up falling asleep with Senya while putting her to bed only … Continue reading

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Arriving at the coast

January 8, 2011 Senya seemed thrilled to be in Mombasa last night. She slept for the full duration of the 50 minute flight from Nairobi, and she woke with enthusiasm for the new climate and surroundings. It is much warmer … Continue reading

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Nairobi

January 7, 2011 We are waiting in the Nairobi airport, and soon we will board our last plane for the month. We will arrive around 11:00 pm this evening to our cottage, if all goes well. So far, all has … Continue reading

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Istanbul

January 5, 2011 We spent the day in Istanbul, and now we are back in the airport headed to Nairobi. Senya did a great job on the flight here, and she also seemed to love being somewhere totally new and … Continue reading

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