This is Noah. He turned 16 today. Noah’s entrance into this world was accompanied by the screams of his mother. He was born 50 minutes after his mother’s first contraction and 15 minutes after she arrived at the hospital. No time for the epidural. It was not my greatest moment. Noah didn’t see any needContinue reading “Happy Birthday to the Low Maintenance One”
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She Got Bit!
My daughter Cecily has a strange problem. Wild animals like to bite her. Right after this picture was taken in Bali, the monkey bit her: In Borneo, this orangutan bit her: We even got it on video. Check it out here. The best part of the orangutan bite was when our guide pulled out aContinue reading “She Got Bit!”
Going to Be with my Baby Girl
In less than an hour, I’m heading to the airport in Johannesburg to fly to Salt Lake City. Jason booked my ticket about 8 hours ago. I’m flying to the US to be with my 19 year-old daughter who is having surgery on Wednesday. Don’t worry, it’s not too serious. She’s having oral surgery onContinue reading “Going to Be with my Baby Girl”
Four Adjectives and a Noun
I like words. One of my favorite types of words is adjectives. As a result, I have assigned an adjective to each foreign country in which I’ve lived. To Italy, I have assigned the adjective beautiful. Italy is a country of beauty, and Italians are a people who understand beauty. They use beauty in everyContinue reading “Four Adjectives and a Noun”
I Live in a Purple City
Spring has sprung in South Africa! Pretoria’s nickname is Jacaranda City. The whole city has turned purple and it’s spectacular!
I begin this post by saying that there are two things in this world that I despise: snakes and rats. Really, that’s it–that’s all that I despise. Just one step above despise, in the loathing category, I would have to put cigarettes, cigarette smoke, cigarette butts, cigarette packaging, ashtrays, cigarette induced emphysema and lung cancer–prettyContinue reading “Rats!!!”
I’m afraid that my 11 year-old has been ruined. I guess that it was inevitable, having lived outside of the U.S. for the past 5 years. After all, she was only 6 when we moved abroad. Today we went to the Hazel International Food Market. One of the best things about Pretoria is all ofContinue reading “Ruined”