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A relative struggle, but a struggle nevertheless

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

We're taking off the training wheels this week.
We received mail from the Democratic Republic of the Congo yesterday, and promptly wrote a return letter last night. Our struggles likely pale in comparison to those they must have. I wonder...
Mr. C and I watched The Last King of Scotland last night and it was fabulous. Now I want to read more about Idi Amin. Everything about Africa intrigues me and always has. I used to read about Diane Fossey and Jane Goodall when I was a very young girl and wanted to be like them. Sometimes I still do. Today just feels like another day of rather irrelevant work.
What's on your mind today?

  1. Blogger CiscoKid said:

    On my mind is work and rest. My week begins at work today and after installing tile on the upstairs bathroom and hallway, I am in need of rest.
    Rest is in my mind

  1. Blogger Tee said:

    Cute pic - what a milestone! No training wheels :) My 5 yr. old isn't quite there yet. He needs more practice.

    What was the mail from the Congo? Have you got a pen pal? I had a few from Africa many years ago - they were from Ghana though.

    If you are very interested in Africa - there's a book you may like (if you haven't read it yet.) I've been a fan of Barbara Kingsolver since the very early 90's - but she came out with one called The Poisonwood Bible which really increased her popularity. (I think it's was Oprah Book Club - maybe that's why... Ha "maybe"??)

    Anyway - it's a long one but very good.

  1. Blogger Trundling Grunt said:

    It's a bit of a recovery week following a hectic last week. We had a lot of work stuff, and people roofing and redoing siding. So lots of stuff.

    Idi Amin was a complete bastard, but his sins largely went under-reported in the US. Similar to the way the tragedy of Zimbabwe is being under-reported. I have to admit to having limited fascination with Africa of Latin America - but Asia draws and fascinates me constantly.

    You take lovely pictures of your children btw.

  1. Blogger Connie said:

    Missed Tuesday because I wasn't feeling well. Now I can't wait to get out in the sunshine. Hope you get your book and relax.

    Hugs,
    Connie

  1. Blogger Connie said:

    Oh and good luck with removing the training wheels...very important day!

    Hugs,
    Connie

  1. Blogger Vani said:

    i love that movie! i know what you mean, i remember being inspired by her and not to mention i love monkeys and apes..lol. i have that movie on my netflix queue, so its on for the weekend!

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Everything is on my mind!

    There's a lot of things I love about Africa, sometimes I think that only over there can you do work that is entirely relevant. That's not true, but over there it must be more visible sometimes. And obviously, quite needed.

  1. Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said:

    I wish him luck in his new adventure.

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