Just when I think another day has gone by and I have nothing of interest to write about, something always happens...mmm. Actually I just came from my fridge to take a piece of chocolate (Andrew found these bars marked down as a clearance item, as they are past their used-by date) in Foodmart a week ago so we actually have have some chocolate in the house - yay!! Anyway, I went to get a small piece and found a large piece which had teeth marks and had been chewed all the way around...guess Ashlyn has been "shopping" in the fridge. She's such as ratbag. The other day I found her downstairs eating a small packed of chips. I had wondered what the "pop" was which I heard from upstairs, but after coming downstairs I realised she had managed to pop open her chips - guess she learnt that from her big sisters.
Anyway, back to the story. Not a very nice one. The girls came home from school today to say that one of the teachers had been shot and was in hospital. They got a note home from school explaining. The victim is an ex-pat, an Australian man. He is the grade 5 teacher but he takes Kirilee's class (grade four) for English and some other subjects. Well, the note from school revealed that Mr Dixon was a victim of an attempted robbery at his house. In the process he was shot in the upper left-side of his chest (thankfully not his heart!). He is in serioius condition but with treatment is expected to make a full recovery...
This brings home to us once again the dangers in the country we live in (although we do realise things like this happen all around the world...however, it is just more common here!). The girls were a bit more scared than usually this afternoon and tonight, but we talked about it all and reminded eachother that our lives are in God's hands. He is in control...We can't reassure the girls that nothing will ever happen to us, but we do reassure them (and ourselves), that whatever happens will always be in God's control and that it will always work for our good (Rom 8).
Meanwhile, the teacher will be out of action for a while, so the school is trying to make do with the staff they have, and the principal is filling in quite a bit too!
Today I made four large apple cakes. Why four do you ask? Well, I never make apple cake usually as the pie apples I use are very expensive. But this week I found a huge bulk tin of them which worked out a lot cheaper than the single tins (okay not cheap compared to in Australia, but cheap and reasonable for here!)...but then I had to make four apple cakes. But now they are all in the freezer so I'm happy