Friday, 20 January 2012

what's new pussycat?

  • Packing for the beach and realizing that travel by car is made so much nicer by the whole no weight limit on your bag (or 6)
  • Loving the Tet season and how everyone takes the time to wish each other a happy NEW year
  • Amelia is beyond obsessed with cars....and trucks.....and things that go
  • Allison came home from school today with a Tet card that she had written "Mom + Dad" in - cue the tears
  • February 1 marks our two month countdown to departure from SGN - I am 50% depressed about leaving our "home" and 50% thrilled with the thought of DC and our new adventures in Central America
  • I do not miss presidential primary campaign commercials in SC - not one bit
  • I do however miss RiteAid or any other large chain pharmacy - very much so
  • The best part of moving is the purging of goods, right? best feeling ever
  • Also the best feeling ever - chatting with girlfriends
  • Why do I have a dozen 1/2 used bottles of sunblock? how does that happen?
  • I am going to miss my job
  • This post is as scattered as I feel in life right now - eek!
  • Living with Allison is like living on a game show - she is obsessed with letters and learning to read, so she ends almost every one of her questions with "Is that correct, Mom?"
  • Amelia's favorite answer to ANY question is "pink", but only when she doesn't know the answer, which is not often - we had to teach her that holding up two fingers means she will be two on her birthday - for a while if you asked her how old she was going to be, she answered "Gaga" (my mom) or "Bapa" (my dad)
  • oy
  • Amelia is going to be 2 soon
  • She lovingly refers to herself as Mimi, but sounds out each letter in her sister's name - A L L I S O N
  • must finish packing
  • who am I kidding?
  • off to play words with friends



  1. Packing. Wouldn't that be a great play for Words With Friends. As a sometimes blogger myself, Words With Friends seems a more appropriate time-waster than, say, television. Bottom line, my blog has more word game posts than thoughtful entries. Distracted by WWF and TV. I will always justify my TV time as long as I can tie it back to wordplay. Blame my love of Scrabble, WWF and TV trivia for spawning my blog and the anagrams I invent therein. Still, all these distractions keep me from blogging like you do.

  2. hmm don't know what WWF is, and probably don't want to know!
    where are you guys going next?
    btw the pics in the red dresses are adorable.

    1. Words with Friends - it is similar to Scrabble (I am told, having never played) - I am HORRIBLE at it, but can't help myself! You sign up through FB - I will send you an invite!
      We are in DC for Spanish - then heading to El Salvador in Nov 2012 - huge change!