Wednesday, June 06, 2007


For someone who is a complete mess when it comes goodbyes, I sure do say a lot of them. If you were to spend some time with me, this might come as a surprise. I'm usually very strong, stable, and happy, but when it comes to leaving friends and family, I'm a blubbering mess.

On Monday, Rijanah (our nanny) had a bit of a strange expression while she was here at the house. It bothered me a bit, but I didn't say anything. Then, when I dropped her off at home, it occurred to me that she was probably just sad that she'll only see us a few more times before we go. And there, in the township, I broke down. Picture a silly white lady driving through the township with tears streaming down her face. That must have been quite a site. (I did manage to take this photo, though - I find it such a contrast to see shacks set against the backdrop of the beautiful mountains). And worst of all, I had to stop at the grocery store with my big, bloodshot eyes and tear-stained cheeks. Wouldn't you know that I'd see someone I knew! One of Lukas' babysitters (a friend's daughter), waved at me from a nearby car. Oh well.

Other than my emotional state, there's not a whole lot new with us. My in-laws arrived yesterday, and we'll be driving to Cape Town with them on Sunday. Oh, and the publisher from contacted me yesterday. They've asked me to write for them, which I'm very excited about!

Today we're headed to Stillbaai for a bit of exploring, and tomorrow we'll head to George for TopTots (hopefully stopping to check out the strawberry farm on the way home).

I guess that's all for now. I'll write more once I've collected some more exciting experiences to share with you!

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