Saturday morning was the day that we had been warned about all week. Some of us were even really looking forward to it. In order to prove that we had mastered Chicago and could read a map successfully, our site coordinator kidnapped and blindfolded us and then dropped each of us off in a different random location in Chicago and then we had to find our way back to the house. It proved to be more of a challenge than I thought it would be but I eventually made it back to the house. It took way longer than I thought it would but at least I made it back. I consider it a personal victory although I definitely do not know the city that well yet. Oh well, I do have an entire year to learn it, right??!!
One of the things we discussed in our covenant is the concept that each one of us will have to cook for the rest of the house one night a week. This means yours truly will be learning how to cook. I know, you should be praying for my housemates right now!! No, seriously, I am actually kinda excited about it as learning how to cook is an important life skill and a big part of the growing up and becoming independent process. I've already got my first meal planned but if people would like to send me recipes, I would willingly and gladly accept them. Please make them vegetarian-friendly and no seafood. Would love to see what ideas people send me. Anyway, that's all I have to report on for right now. We have to be up early tomorrow for "Hospitality Day" which I will blog about in a later post. We start working at our site placements on Tuesday so I should have more to report on that as well. Hope you are enjoying reading this as much as I am enjoying writing them. Remember, God loves you (as do I)!!