November by the numbers-2017


*1st time dressing up for Halloween in 5 years. So maybe it’s called Rain Festival and on the first Friday of November with a theme and educational components but it’s also games, loads of candy and a parade.  I was happy to be a flower and lead the 3rd grade class  with their Impressionism theme for the Art Fiesta theme. 


* 3 thanksgiving dinners in 3 days

*5 trips from Uganda to Kenya since August
     *13 hours from Uganda door to Kenya door
     * 2882 miles total

* 9.5 hours at the hospital for X-rays, scans and assessments to say I have a sprained ankle and knee issues

*13 -the number of days I’ve worn flats shoes and an ankle brace

*14 student acts at the exceptionally good school talent show fund raiser

*29 days-the length of time I have to continue wearing an ankle brace and boots-no heels even for Christmas-urgggggggggg


*66 minutes from entry to exit to find out that allergies have found me in Uganda

*75,000 ugx ($24.50) car insurance for the year. Crazy as I think about all the phone calls I received from my mother to remind me and remind me about monthly car insurance payments.

*120,000 ugx ($34.28) for a not so cute foot accessory and new shoes to fit the ankle issue



The fashionable shoes look so sad………….

*112 days back in the work forc

*220 pictures taken over the month-which are far too many to share here and seems to be too many to fit in my overcrowded icloud thingy-if you know me you know that my technology skills are in the negative


  *   2854 parent emails sent this month to communicate events and news of the school (could all this updating be why I delay in writing updates and blog posts?)

*  Countless things to be thankful for not just in the month of thanksgiving but every single day
*   most pressing praises:
*  On my heart these days is the privilege of having housing, not just one place but in Uganda, Kenya, and America. Plus a place to stay in many places across the globe with various friends

*   Health Insurance and zero co-pay
*   Living in the city
*   Joy of singing

*A change in the work atmosphere

*The Lord constantly expanding my friends as family base.  I’m convinced that I’m part Ethiopian, part Rwandan 


Angela M. Jackson-Mapetla
Heritage International School
PO Box 7899
Kampala Uganda
+254 714 220962 whatsapp
+256-077-638-0147 imessages/facetime

Leave a Reply