Sunday, October 28, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Some highlights from our week include: Lily cut her two first teeth! I got my overdue typhoid vaccine booster and a shorter than usual haircut. Odin has spent time everyday 'being bunny' and doing things that bunnies do, like hopping and 'pooping in the garden'. Still trying to decide what Lily will be for Halloween.
Here's a quote by Abraham Lincoln that caught my attention this week:
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail is a
leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg, doesn't make it a leg.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
The city was especially quiet today and people on the streets visiting with family and friends were all dressed up in their new Eid clothes. All the shops are closed and many people are in their village 'homes'. Most people here identify their 'home' as a rural place where their families are from, even if they've spent their entire lives in the capital. This is a photo published in the Daily Star a couple of days back showing the trains crowded with people returning to their villages to celebrate Eid. Full cabins? No problem, you can travel on the roof.
Because this is the season for giving, Muslims who provide us with services often request an extra bit of money for the holidays. This includes our garbage man, my masseuse, and our local neighborhood beggars. This is one card we received last week...
The inside of the card reads....
It says, 'Eid bones' but we think what they really meant was 'Eid bonus, please'. The card is a nice gesture, and we're happy to give, but we think their campaign would be more successful next year if they sign the card. We have no idea who sent it!
Eid Mubarak everyone!
Saturday, October 13, 2007
These are the kids hanging out in the Dhaka airport before our departure. We had a 'brush with fame' at the gate. Recent Nobel Prize winner Muhammed Yunus was on our flight. I didn't have the heart to bother him with posing for a photo with my kids. Besides, I would have had to fight the crowd of others trying to shake his hand. In person, he was just as friendly and humble as his public persona suggests.
So, what did we do in Bangkok? Shopping and food were on the list, as always. Even Lily enjoyed the fabulous cuisine.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Odin and Catherine playing in the toy basket
In this picture there are no children, so I'll call us Emily and Eric.
Ok, a baby, a beer, a toddler around your legs. Yep, this is how we look at parties these days.