A beautiful Saturday
“Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
I am already enjoying my stay in the village and have been sleeping like a log of wood since I arrived. I would plan on waking up at a particular time but when I finally wake up, the day is already dawn. My cousin challenged me for not coming for morning prayer and would ask if I heard Grandma ringing the bell for everyone to come to her room for prayer. The funny part is I don't usually hear the sound of the bell. I think I am enjoying the sleep.
Every 6am, grandma would have woken up and used her bell to wake others up. It's always frustrating when I used to live with her as a small girl then and it would be another fight of the day if you heard the bell and you didn't come out. She would tag you as devil's child. Lol
But now, grandma doesn't force us except for the girls staying with her. When I wake up, the first thing I do is to observe my own prayer, brush my teeth and then go round the surroundings to see how beautiful and clean everywhere is.
I was told my Dad and other cousins went to the farm to pick up sticks while my younger sister who is the last born was left at home preparing breakfast. I already told them I would start helping out next week as I needed to use this week to rest as a visitor. Lol
I asked if there was still gas left which I needed to warm my food but was told it's been long. Grandma didn't give them money to refill. I could remember the last time in December last year was the time my Aunt refilled the gas before she left and ever since then, she refused to refill. I couldn't stop laughing because my grandma loves to economize and besides, these old ones who have lived their lives in the village using firewood to cook wouldn't want to use gas as they consider it expensive.
I know it would be so uncomfortable for me because I don't eat my food cold, I love hot food and by the time they finish cooking, I might not be ready. I don't want to stress my sisters to fetch the wood after going through a lot of stress. Having gas in the house would make it easier. I had to put a call through the gas guy who always comes to refill for them. He arrived late in the evening and was even shocked because he knows it's been a long time Grandma refilled. He was just smiling while doing his work when my cousin told him I was the one who refilled and not grandma.
My Dad called a carpenter and they both fenced the plants with sticks to protect them from goats eating and destroying it.
They were trying to protect the plants from animals that keep coming to eat and destroy them. There are some goats that come to eat the produce of farmers in the village. The king made a decree for all animal owners to tie their goats and not to go around destroying plants and trees.
Tomorrow is the first Sunday and I will be worshiping at our family Church and I can't wait to attend after a long time.
The day is already moving and I hope to meet my target for the day and take enough rest. I was able to achieve all I intended to do yesterday and that made me sleep early at 12am after watching a movie and reading my book.
I know we all want to work and earn something for ourselves, but remember your health too and take enough rest for the time being.
I hope to read your articles while I keep smiling at the funny ones and also learn from them too.
Let me recommend a book to you. It's titled "Living Well, Spending Less" by Ruth Soukup. This is an interesting book you would love. It's about personal development and how to spend less and save for long term goals.
In this book, the author narrated how her life had been when she was an expert in spending unnecessarily and would keep buying what she didn't need, the habit almost destroy her marriage when it was at the verge of divorce but she became an expert in saving after an encounter.
I would read this book over and over again because I found it fascinating and there are a lot to learn from this small book with heavy knowledge in it. I hope you would be convinced to download the book online and enjoy your moment reading.
I need to eat my breakfast of Bread and Bean cake now. See you later.
Thanks for reading