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”
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”
Easily, my favorite room in my new house in Pretoria is the kitchen. It’s big and bright and airy. What you don’t see is that right now it reeks of burnt microwave popcorn.
When you first get to a new post, the littlest things can make your day. Things like: finding just the right disposable heads for your husband’s razor (did that today), discovering a really great Indian restaurant (did that last weekend), or returning home from running errands and realizing that you didn’t drive on the wrongContinue reading “Bad News, Good News, Bad News, Bad News, and My First Word in Afrikaans”
We have now been in South Africa for 5 days, and in those 5 days I have felt the whole gamut of emotions: Awe: As we drove in from the airport and looked out over South Africa for the first time. Excitement, then some frustration, then some disappointment, then some longing, followed by resolve: AsContinue reading “South Africa: 5 Days In”