I had one big, long pajama party this weekend. As adults we like to call them women’s retreats, but as far as my daughter is concerned it’s just a glorified slumber party. We go away from our homes, eat junk food, stay up late, and talk all night. We actually don’t come home well rested, … More Grown Up Pajama Parties
I realize that writing a post about the first day of school when it’s basically October is late, very late. And now I’ve not even gotten around to posting it until the new year. But being behind the rest of the world is the way we live here in Turkey, and it’s the story of … More First Day Of School
I’m mulling over some conversations I had with friends last night at our team meeting. These team meetings are weekly gatherings with a group of people we have agreed to share our life with, our ups and downs, our victories and testimonies, and our struggles. And as we discussed afterwards the feelings of being overwhelmed, … More Counting the Cost
Today’s topic will be driving in Turkey. I just spent three months driving around America, where the lines are clearly defined. The rules are hard and fast, and those choosing not to abide by them will be hit or pulled over. It is so easy to drive in America, that a button exists on almost … More Can you see me here?
Today I want to talk about time…the excess and lack of it depending on the situation. There is something universal in the problem of how one day seamlessly slips into another. But on the other hand there are some activities that you feel you’ve been at for hours and when you look at your watch … More Living inside and outside the photo
Almost an entire year gone. I made a decision necessary to my sanity to start writing again last year, but it lasted only a brief month. I have often thought of sitting down at my computer and processing life a bit, but something always stops me. Sometimes it’s the cries of my fighting children, sometimes … More The one year hiatus
So after the countdown and all the packing, we finally arrived back in the land of milk and honey. It’s definitely a bigger transition than I thought it would be and I’m trying to figure out why. There’s the obvious choice, jet lag. The 7 hour time change added to the 19 hours of travel … More Where am I now?