My name is Autumn Buzzell and I live and work in Ghana, West Africa with City of Refuge Ministries. Here, I run our school, Faith Roots International Academy, and get to be a part in rescuing and the healing of children who have been trafficked into the fishing trade, orphaned, abandoned, and those who just need a little extra loving. What an amazing gift this life is!

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Something New

Today was my first experience here in Ghana with something new. John and Stacy had to go to Cape Coast today to help out an adoptive family get their little boy. So, we took a taxi to Tema to drop them off at the bus to Cape Coast. I went with them to get some medicine from the pharmacy in Tema.

So, after dropping off John and Stacy, I headed to the pharmacy with Daddy Joe. And then, we headed back to Doryum. It was the first time that I went somewhere without John and Stacy. We had to drop Daddy Joe off at the land, and so I took the taxi by myself back home. I was a little nervous about riding with a taxi driver by myself, but it went ok.

When I got back home, being the only American there, Mama Theresia didn't know what to cook for me, so I got to cook my own lunch. I don't get to do much cooking here (mostly because I don't know how to cook many of the foods that we eat here), so it was nice to just cook a little something for myself. And tonight, I get to do some chicken and potatoes (Jenni--just like the ones I taught you to make!). So, it's kinda fun to have a little different day today.

The rest of my day, I have been spending time with my old friend, Season Two of "The Office". The past couple of nights, I've had a little bit less sleep time with Edwin, so it was nice to just have a little time hanging out and resting today. Edwin has started this new thing at about 2 am. About that time, he starts chanting, "Auntie Autumn" until it gets to a loud cry if I don't come down off my bed and rub his back and head. When I come down to his bed, he rolls right up against me and occasionally decides that the most comfortable position for him is to roll right up onto my head--yeah, not so comfortable for me. So, I have to pull him off, calm him down, and try to get him to sleep. This process takes about 2 hours. Yeah, I'm hoping that it is easier tonight. But, because I'm a little over-tired, I've enjoyed a little time with the Office, relaxing, laughing, and remembering watching all these episodes with Jenni and Katie, some with the Koldings, and some with the Roberts. It's been fun!

1 comment:

  1. Yay for chicken and potatoes...and two mentions in your blog! I've been cooking some more lately too. I got a new Abs Diet Cooking book and have wanted to try some of the recipes from there. It's cool to hear you watched the Office...I'm glad it worked out for you to bring more movies. Have the kids watched any of your's yet?
    Whenever I go to Mexico with the PCC youth group, I want to drive somewhere on my own. I like having independence in another country. Yet if I were in Ghana, I'm sure I'd be more nervous than if in Mexico. Anyways, glad you got to do something new. And bummer that you still have a child chanting your name in the middle of the night. :(