A good day overall - lunch with a friend who is refreshingly down to earth and has everything around here nailed down.
And I started this scarf. Gifted yarn from another friend.
And - it SNOWED! Finally!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
But…while I was there I met two great women. I met a lot of great women, but two in particular I clicked with. It made me re-read some of my friend of a friend's book, 'The Foremost Good Fortune'. In it she writes about expat wives and the almost dating game we play. Coffee with women we don't really know at all, dinner out, a trip to the far off shopping place. Sometimes we click, sometimes we don't but are so lonely we make due, and sometimes you decide the woman across the table at Starbucks could actually be crazy and you vow never to meet up with her again if at all possible. I am not one to have 50 fake best friends so this lifestyle can be hard. I miss my few best friends around the world and hope, as I always do, that someone I click with will move into the neighborhood this summer. Or I start taking a lot more trips to see my friends. Paris? Ottawa? Kiev?
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Getting our of our neighborhood is important. Really important and sometimes hard. The metro is not that comfortable with kids and it's always grey these days. But get off the compound we do, as much as we can.
This little car is a vintage police or militia car. We stumbled upon a graduation of new militia officers at Victory Park. A lot of people I know are wary of them as they guard our neighborhood, but I always say hello - and they have always been polite to me, sometimes even opening our heavy doors if I have children or groceries in hand. And boy do they all love Sabacha Pavader - the guide dogs we have come to stay. The rowdier the better seems to be their thinking!
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
this little dolly has been in the works for a long long while. He/she is going to have some MuXiYuan ribbon stitched on and perhaps a cute cardigan and then he/she is going to live with a little friend back in North Carolina. Although I sort of hate to see him/her go!
Sunday, October 27, 2013
I have been sewing a lot the last few days and missed knitting. So after I made a few bad hat buying choices on Sierra Trading….I knew the middle child needed a few more wool hats. Perfect. The yarn was gifted to me by a former Girl Scout leader who left post this summer. Gotta love Girl Scout leaders