Aletta has recovered well from getting a tonsillectomy at the beginning of the month. It had been a concern over the past two years. We had considered her surgery last year but after talking with the doctor, she suggested we wait and see if the swelling would go down with allergy medicine. It didn't help at all. Her tonsils were so inflamed at times they would be touching. The concern with this is that there might be a difficulty to breath when she has is sick. So we paid for her surgery over $1000 US dollars which the Lord provided for us We are grateful to have this done with and look forward to how this will effect Aletta in the long run. Jessie has always had issues growing up with her tonsils doing the same thing. After a bout of strep throat lasting over a month and a few rounds of antibiotics, her tonsil never fully recovered and never get swollen like they did before.
As I drove home from a morning devotion that I do on a weekly basis at Christian youth rehab center, I looked at my watch which read. 8:30 AM. When I had left the house it was still dark out at 6:45 AM. I thought to myself, I definitely have gotten used to living here in small town Mexico. As I drove, very few stores were open. The only one that I saw that was open was the tortillaria. (the place where they make fresh tortillas). Other then that, nothing was open. If you ponder for a moment about why, what comes to your mind? Every other store opens at 9 AM. Let me try to shed some light as to why. For one, the work schedule for an average person is, 9 AM-2 PM with breakfast at 10 AM which is maybe 30 minutes give or take. Then you go home to eat from 2 PM- 4PM. Giving you plenty of time to get home, eat and even take a short nap, which is easy to do after your belly is full and it is the hottest part of the day. Then back to work from 4PM-8PM. So this is your average work schedule from Monday through Friday and half a day until 2 PM on Saturday. Another reason is that if you have any young kids who go to kindergarten, ages 3-6 you drop them off at 9 AM. Elementary kids get started early some at 7 AM and others at 8 AM. High school is divided into two mornings and afternoons, with the mornings starting at 7 AM and in the afternoon at 3 PM. All this to say, that you get use to this way of life after almost 9 years. You get used to getting all your errands done with before 2 PM. Actually you appreciate it when it gets so blazing hot in the sun, all you want to do is relax and sit in front of a fan to cool off.
Our weekly bible study at church, we have to start at 8 PM because of these hours. We have tried to start earlier at times with no such luck. Everyone is busy and occupied until then. So you just roll with it. That means some late nights. The bus system stops running buses at 8:30, so that leaves people walking home in the dark, which we don't like people doing. So I often give people a ride home, finally getting to bed at 11:30 at night. It is just the way it is.
As I finish this post at 2:40 PM, I have a thermometer that sits on my desk that reads 81 degrees. Who wants go out and work in this heat? Until next time, may you be encouraged to enjoy the blessings God has given you!