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Random thoughts on being a Mother of the Bride...although since we are now past The Wedding, perhaps this would be better titled Random Thoughts On Life In General...

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Adventure 3 -- Eating

The simple act of eating really shouldn't qualify as an adventure -- but in "Narnia" EVERYTHING was an adventure.

Our first full meal was with one of the families that Tim works with and the family in their compound. We ate outside under a lovely large tree that was delicious shade in the 110 degree heat.

Setting the table was easy. Evidently no one here has heard of Martha Stewart....

1. Shoes off
2. Sit on mat on the ground around "tablecloth"
3. The hostess comes around with a pot of water, soap and a big bowl over which you wash your hands
3. Large bowl of food in center
4. Dig in -- right hand ONLY, please

The trickiest part was figuring out how to squash the little handful of rice into a little ball that you could toss into your mouth without dribbling the entire thing down your front. Considered to be very bad form.

We weren't very good at it.

But the food was delicious. Fresh fish -- the ENTIRE fish -- vegetables and rice. The seasoning was amazing.

And when you are finished? Lick your hand clean.

Oh -- and then you get to wash your hands again.

Simple -- easy -- and a minimum of dishes to do which is a good thing since evidently Maytag, Kenmore, GE, and the like haven't found Narnia yet.


At 8:30 PM, Blogger RCO said...

Jan, sounds like how we eat down here! Not really! ;o) What an amazing adventure for you and Bobby. It's hard to believe that this is "normal" for Tim. Thank you for your postings.

At 2:59 PM, Blogger LAO said...

I just read Tim's update letter, and now this. O my! It amazes me the life he's chosen to live-- completely surrendering comfort and familiarity for the sake of the Gospel. But it no less amazes me that you and Uncle Bobby became a part of his life for just a bit. WOW! I agree with RCO! What an adventure!


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