Get better soon! 5 months ago
How I did it: We were going to go to England to see a taping of Top Gear but our plane tickets were getting really expensive.
A fun read. I’ve read it before and hope to re-read the series this year. 6 months ago
José is 36 years old and is married with one son. He learned how to be a barber when he was 6 years old and currently works as one. Before, he worked as a day laborer in the country.
The loan that he is asking for from Fundación Campo is to buy a mirror, a barber’s chair, and to make some improvements to his house. With the loan, he will buy an additional mirror and a barber’s chair so his customers are more comfortable and can better see how their haircuts have turned out. This will satisfy his customers and offer them better service. His wish is to expand his business and have his own house.
Wow! Jose is younger than me!I like that he’s improving his business and has dreams of owning his own house! Go Jose!! 6 months ago
A loan of $650 helps Yokub to repair his minibus, which is the source of his income.
I like that he drives a nice well-kept minibus and it sounds like he needs the money to keep his business in order! You can lend too and help Yokub.
If you use this link you will get a free $25 loan to give to Yokub… or any other borrower on Kiva!
http://www.kiva.org/invitedby/holly5095/for/559563 6 months ago
Fenik is 62 years old. She lives in Ddmashen village, which is in the Gegharkunik region, with her husband. She has two sons and a daughter. They are all married and live separately from their parents with their own families.
Fenik and her husband are retired and for a long time they have been engaged in farming and agriculture. Fenik’s husband is engaged in bee keeping. On their farm, they have two cows, a heifer, two calves, four sheep, ten chickens and twelve beehives. The products from their agricultural business Fenik and her husband sell in the Sevan food markets. As Fenik said, she is very happy that she can sustain her family with her income from agriculture.
Fenik is taking a loan from Kiva for the first time and she needs 600.000 Armenian drams to buy potato seeds, fodder for her animals and wax paper for bee families. With this loan, she hopes to receive a good profit. 6 months ago
So we’ve had a bit of a work disturbance at work—which is resulting in working 10 hours a day/6 days a week. It’s horrible. BUT I knew it was coming so I didn’t book lessons for me and my son. Which means that I’m not missing lessons.
But I’m still frustrated that we haven’t taken lessons in a year! 6 months ago
Sounds like a great book—so I just borrowed it from the library! Thanks 6 months ago
A travel agent could tell you
- or tourism Indonesia (if it exists!). Often Asian countries have an entrance and exit visit with customs but it’s all very perfunctory - particularly with a 7 hour layover and a ticket to continue through! 7 months ago
How I did it: Last year our time was really off because we took my son and he kept needing to stop and feed and get changed. This year, he was happy to just chill out and look around.
With a note about how wonderful and exciting married life is and let them wonder what you’ve been doing in the past months! 8 months ago
We got a bike trailer! It’s perfect for our son and my husband is enthusiastic about biking (hurrah!). We’ve gone for two long bike rides this week and it’s been really fun being able to carry some refreshments and the baby.
Now I need a new bike—mine is very heavy and only has three gears. It’s hard! 8 months ago
1. Filed medical expenses
2. Sorted tax papers
3. Bought bike trailer for baby
4. Went on a date with my husband
5. Did laundry
6. Filled out forms for new daycare
7. Sold unused baby gate
8. Gave the dog an enormous brushing (hair everywhere)
9. Signed up for HBO to watch Game of Thrones
10. Started my ebook for my course 8 months ago
I totally need to read, everything got so out of sorts that I put my book down at the end of Feb and haven’t picked it up since! 8 months ago
This is a book about fishing.
It isn’t about fish, or travel or even really the author. It’s about fishing.
Once you get over that it’s a really good book. Not the best book in the world, but worth a read. I realize that my list has been full of non-fiction this year. I need to read some more fiction… 10 months ago
So this session is right during the 10 days that I will be on vacation with my husband. I know my MIL could take my son but I really want to go with him and not miss any of the sessions. So we’ll wait until the next sessions! 10 months ago
I know two years sounds like a long time, but it’s not. Particularly when you are young. If I could go back 15 years I would tell myself to take those two years and do the things I really wanted to do.
Don’t make a choice you will regret because you fear you are running out of time! 10 months ago
I loved the Secret in the old clock with Nancy Drew. It was great! I can still picture the old 1950’s cover in my mind! Thanks for the flashback :) 10 months ago
I enjoyed this book which was a look at the life of the first humans. It gave a good sense of what life must have been like and how the cro-magnons were different from Neanderthals.
I think I should re-read Clan of the Cave Bear sometime this year! 10 months ago
This young adult book was about playing bridge. It was really a good read and actually made me interested in the game. It tells the story of a young man who is asked to help his blind, eccentric uncle play bridge.
There’s a neat family story tied up in it and it actually makes the game look really interesting.
I’m interested in reading more Lois Sachar books and learning about Bridge too! 10 months ago
I have made chicken wings before, but I tried a new recipe from How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman. They were… ok. This recipe had a sauce you spread on the wings before cooking. I have another recipe, also from Mark Bittman, that requires the wings be marinated for a few hours first and that is FANTASTIC. So I was a bit disappointed.
I saw this recipe for Amish Friendship bread and think I am going to try to make that next, particularly if my business trip next week is cancelled! http://baconinmypocket.blogspot.ca/2011/01/what-is-growing-on-your-counter.html 10 months ago
So my work was going to send me at the end of this month but it looks like perhaps I won’t be able to make it (sigh).
SO… the person in charge of the training promised to make it in the next few months. This means I’ll get to go when it’s a bit warmer and maybe I’ll have a bit more time to poke around and see the city—not just where my training is. 10 months ago
I really enjoyed this book though it wasn’t what I thought it would be. However, it gave me a great blueprint to write my own book for my leadership course.
Basically the author interviewed a few people on how age begets wisdom and tries to define what wisdom is. At the same time his elderly mom is divorcing his stepfather of 30+ years.
It didn’t give me any great insights, but it was an interesting structure and I think with stronger research and editing I can use the structure and improve on it with my topic 10 months ago