Sunday, April 25, 2010

Ants are Taking Over

Well this weekend was going to be one of rest and relaxation.  Quickly that turned into stress and frustration!!!!!  Ants were taking over the world, it felt like.  I guess it was just our kitchen but that is bad enough!  There is nothing more disgusting than having ants all over.  I definitely made Norris go out for dinner on Friday because I could not take the ants!  We had a nice little bug bombing party but sadly that did not seem to work.  Instead it brought all the ants from the kitchen into the living room!  So all day Saturday was dedicated to cleaning off all parts of the kitchen that had been sprayed and the dishes that were sprayed and the living room!!!  I am pretty sure I lost some brain cells but I guess it might have been worth it because for NOW they are gone.  Moved out probably just long enough for us to put everything back.  I guess I will take one day of a ant free kitchen!!!!!

Does anyone know how ants multiply???  It seems that there are just millions of them all of a sudden!  Out of no where they just turn up to destroy sanity!!!!!!!!!!
But I can say that I am so blessed to have a place that ants can come.  At least I have a home for them to enter.  At least I have food they can get into.  At least I can go to the store to buy new apples!  Priase Him who takes care of our every need!  HE is great and awesome and a wonderful creator even of the little things in life!!!!    

Friday, April 16, 2010

Easter 2

Saturday= Starbucks.  Well it quickly turned into Zamalek Saturday.  I woke up super early because I am on a schedule.  Well we did not really have much to eat in the apartment so I convinced Norris that we should go out to breakfast.  Well Norris remembered this great place on Zamelek called "Arabica".  It has the best stuffed Fatir ever.  Fatir is the incredible bread that is flaky and warm and fabulous!  Well we invited some of our friends to come and join us for the hour.  After we arrived at the restaurant we put in our orders.  After about on hour we received our drinks!  After about 2 hours we still had not received our food.  Luckily there was paper on the table and crayons that we could draw with, on the table!  So we started drawing what our feet looked like.
                                             Norris definitely won the weirdest feet award!

 Then after about 3 hours Norris talked to the owner and finally we got our food.  It was excellent!  It was a long wait but it was well worth it!!!!!!  After we finished our food the owner came and told us we could order any drink we wanted for free, so it worked out!!!!!! 

Later that afternoon we did walk to a coffee shop and grab a little pick-me-up from Starbucks and it was delicious as always!

Sunday= Singing.  Well Easter Sunday was awesome.  We met at this cemetery in Cairo in front of a beautiful cross and had our service.  We have communion and a time of fellowship after.  It was soooo awesome.  Norris and I were lucky enough to be able to help with the singing and it was a really neat time.  We started at 6 and ended at about 8 then had a time of hanging out with friends.

  Norris and I were then pretty tired and came back home and took a nap so we changed the title of the day to SLEEPING Sunday.  Then later on that evening we had another service that Norris and I got to lead and it was soooooo much fun.  It was pretty funny because it was our new pastor's second week in Cairo.  Talk about diving in.  They had no time to adjust.  They got here at the busy season and started rockin' out!  It was neat to see their excitement and what they will bring to HCC!  

Monday= Cleaning.  This one is the only day we could not make match with the day of the week.  It was a great day though.  Don't you just love those days when you get up and clean the house and you can feel so organized and refreshed?  That was our Monday.  We cleaned our whole house and just hung out around the house.  We watched a couple movies and just had fun Norris and Angie time.  I LOVE THOSE DAYS!  They are my favorite.  When we can just talk about our future and dream about what might be brought along our path.  It can sometimes be so fun to not know where we are going to be directed.  It is ok though because HE knows.  He will take us where we need to go and protect us along the way!  YAY!  Gotta love HIM!  

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Easter :-)

Norris and I decided not to travel anywhere for the holiday weekend this year!  Last year we headed to Greece but this year we thought we would spend it in Egypt.  There is plenty going on with our church family so we knew we would be busy.  We decided to have an alliteration weekend for the days of the week.
Thursday= Tivoli Dome
Friday= Felucca
Saturday= Starbucks
Sunday= Singing
Monday= Movie
Now being in Egypt this long this dod not work out as planned.  Egypt always knows what is "better", or what will actually happen.

Thursday= Tivoli Dome.  Well there is this new place by our apartment called the Tivoli Dome.  It is filled with all sorts of restaurants.  There is a "Outback Steakhouse", "Popeye's Chicken", and about 800 different coffee shops in a tiny little space.  It is a really nice place!  There is a fountain with water and just a great place to hang outside!  Well Norris and I decided that we did not want to spend the money for "outback" so we decided to walk to the mall and eat at the "Rain Forest Cafe".  Well after the 30 minute walk we got to the restaurant only to find that it was closed.....FOR GOOD!  We were sooooooooo sad.  So we had to go to "On the Border", (our new favorite restaurant).  We had a great time in our normal booth and a great chat for the 30 minutes there and back!

Friday= Felucca.  Well Friday was an awesome day!  It started with a great time at HCC for the Good Friday Service.  Then we took a 30 minute nap and then headed over to Maadi.  For those of you who do not know, Maadi is close to the Nile River.  Well to go on a Nile Felucca it is not that expensive.  The problem is it is hard to make change.  All we had was 100LE and we did not need to give that away.  Magically if we handed them that bill they really would not have any change!  Well there is a "Friday's" right next to the dock where you get boats so we thought if we could run over and grab a drink than we could break our 100 and plus we could have a nice cold soda for our boat ride!  Well we forgot to factor in that fact that "Friday's" would not have to go drinks!  Well needless to say after the hour we wasted we finally were on our way in the Felucca!  Except there was one MAJOR issue!  There was NO wind. If you have ever been on a sail boat you know you can not get far if you have no wind!  Well after about 50 minutes we had moved about 5 feet from shore!  Norris and I were laughing soooo hard.  The poor man in charge of our felucca was sooooo bored he fell alseep over the rudder!

  Well after that we made it back to shore and met some friends and went to this fabulous Korean Restaurant "Gaya"!!!  IT WAS SOOOOO GOOD!  I can't wait to go again.  We ended the evening playing cards at our friends.  We learned a new game called Monopoly deal!  If you have never played you MUST!

Saturday, April 3, 2010


So poor Norris has been doing sooooooo much work these past few months.  He is taking classes and teaching classes and trying to help the school become a better place, leading music at HCC and being a husband.  That is A LOT!  Well one of our favorite snacks to make is homemade popcorn on the stove, we do not have a microwave.  It is really tasty! Well when I make it for Norris I do not salt it because he likes it with way more salt that I do.  I prefer to taste my popcorn he prefers to taste the salt!  Well our salt dispenser is the giant container we bought at the beginning of the year.  The other day we made a comment that it has lasted us forever.  We bought a new salt a little while ago thinking that we would be running out soon but it is still going like a champ!  Well at dinner a couple of nights ago we could not find the opened salt container.  We looked and looked and I just assumed Norris had used all of it and thrown it away.  He could not remember either, so we got out the new salt  and life was good!  That night I went to wash my face before bed and when I opened up the cabinet, there staring me in the face was the salt!

  Poor Norris had put the salt in the bathroom not the kitchen!  It was too funny!  We were laughing sooooo hard!  Well Norris is working hard and this weekend to sleep will do him a lot of good!  What a funny guy!  Gotta love him!