23 July 2010

Smooth Original

As I mentioned the other day, I'm in transit to the south of France to spend the next month volunteering at a camp.  This stop along way is being spent with my dear friend, B.  For the past five years her job brings her to this side of the ocean for about six weeks or so. 

So this morning, while she was working, I ventured through this sleepy town that she calls home-away-from-home to find us some bread for lunch.  Before getting what we needed, I wandered through the town's sole grocery store, as I always love to see what each new place sells (different and the same) from the last.

20 July 2010

On the Road Again

Tomorrow I leave Paris for six weeks.  I'm heading south for the summer.  I'm taking a bit of an indirect route, stopping to spend a few days with a very close friend and together we will spend another few days with two missionary couples from our home church in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey (the church, not the missionaries).  I'm looking forward to the spiritual nourishment that I always get from quality time spent with B.

Once I land in the south, I will be back in camp-mode.  It's been seven years (I think) since I last worked at Camp-of-the-Woods in Speculator, NY.  I honestly never thought I'd use my summer experiences of working in the kitchen or making beds at a camp again!  But I'm actually really looking forward to it.  There's something absolutely fabulous about working at summer camp . . . hard core service.  I love it.

17 July 2010

It's Coming!

That's right . . . it's finally coming to theaters in the US . . . Le Concert was one of the best films I've seen in a while and it's finally going to be released in the US.  If you get the chance, go see it!

Check out the trailer here.

16 July 2010

Where's Home Again?

I'm back.  I know you've missed me . . . or at least having a good laugh at my expense.

I'm back in France after three weeks away.  My first two weeks were a much needed vacation (full of even-if-I-don't-go-looking-for-them-they-find-me-anyway adventures) with a dear friend, and last week was spent at Camp-of-the-Woods in the beautiful Adirondack mountains of New York (which will always make my Top 5 Most Beautiful Places in the World list) seeing my parents, old friends, new friends, and spending time with several supporters that I will not have the opportunity to be with until after I return from my first round in Niger.

05 July 2010

Sorry For the Silence

Yes, I'm still alive.

I've been spending some time with a close friend and haven't had much internet access.  On Wednesday I fly to New York for an RDM trip, then back to France.  I will spend August at a French family camp just outside of Marseille cleaning rooms, making beds or working in the kitchen . . . ONLY SPEAKING IN FRENCH!  I'm sure there will be many regular Deb.-Moments to share.