Thursday, January 29, 2009


i recently received two emails regarding the current dearth of blogging.

the first said, "things must be going well with the boy... no recent blogging. your fans miss you."

mmm... you could say that... but, fans?

the second said, "i’m just hoping everything is okay with you. you haven’t been blogging since you got back from your trip after christmas, and i just was 'motherly' worried."

no need to worry. all is well.

anyway, the truth is, i've been slow on the blog circuit for a while now... boy or no boy. but i'll see what i can muster up, given the encouraging nudges here and there.

so here's a little piece of news. i went skiing with 94 middle school kids and 11 other chaperons last weekend. it was amazing. well, not the skiing... the skiing was typical eastern slush... but the kids were amazing. not one got hurt. not even their feelings got hurt! 94 pubescent kids living in harmony. amazing. ok, one kid did break his arm. but he didn't find out till he returned, so i'm not sure that counts.
From 2008-09 Winter
pictured are me, sloan, jane and liza... with our carolina blue bandannas and matching carolina blue eyes.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

ringing in the new year

pierce, pablo, cou and i spent new year´s eve with cou´s family. well, first we went to pablo´s parents´ house, met his family, then went to his grandparents´ house, met more family, ate some sushi (pablo is japanese), and then made our way to ernesto and luisa´s (cou´s family) where we met up with aunts and cousins that i hadn´t seen in years. we enjoyed a delicious meal of maybe 5 different salads, canelones (the same meal luisa made for me my first night in argentina 11 years ago), and a platter full of sweets. as the clock struck 12, we each ate 12 white raisins while making 3 wishes, a tradition luisa´s family brought over from spain.
then the fire works started. explosions sounded from every direction, so we ran to the back yard to watch... and light a few of our own. i´m not talking little wussy roman candles or sparklers. i´m talking HUGE fireworks of green, purple, red and gold! i cackled like all get out, knowing i could never play with such explosives back home. so fun! globos also filled the sky... miniature hot air balloons like slow motion shooting stars. it was a beautiful night.
the next day we went back to cou´s parents´ place for an asado, which is like a cook out, but to the nth degree. chorizo (spicey sausage), ribs, steak, morcilla (blood sausage) and chicken. and that´s just what we ate on new year´s day! pierce and i have also sampled liver, kidney, tongue, brains, intestines. so much meat. so delicious. so fun.