from Myanmar ~ Haircut
all...How are things in the west?? Jonbenet's case is back in the
news. On CNN they say Alabama because that frootloop has a connection
to the state. When I hear Alabama I can't help but go aaaawwwwww!
It's a mention of home and that's nice to hear!
Jennifer, my new housekeeper/nanny has finished her first week with
us. I really like her. She almost never says anything to me. She
just plays with Zoe, cooks, cleans, washes and irons. I hear her
talking to Zoe when she's playing with her. I tell her what to cook
and she cooks it. She has worked for Americans and French before
so she kinda knows her stuff
She is a good cook and has pretty good English. She doesn't speak
much southern, but she's learning. I hope things work out with her.
I didn't really realize just how unhappy I was with the last housekeeper
was until I hired this one. I'm liking this one so far...I have
painted 28 Christmas ornaments, 3 wooden plates, 1 tray, 2 wooden
wall hangings, and I've almost finish a candle holder in the past
8 weeks. I have a lot of time on my hands here in Myanmar...By the
time I get home, I'll have the kids painted!!! ha ha
Not much happened this weekend. The
hightlight of Friday night was when I emptied the ice trays. I know
that doesn't sound like much to you all but just think how far ahead
of the game I was on Saturday.
Since I had emptied all the ice trays
the night before, Saturday was uneventful. I had a really bad sinus
headache so I didn't get much accomplished. I laid on the couch
most of the day. Turns out several people here at the apartment
has got stuffy noses, headaches, and sinus issues. Something's in
Sunday...however, was BIG!!! We had
pancakes for breakfast as we discussed the fact that there is only
18 more Sundays left before we are at home. BUT Sunday afternoon
I went and had 10 inches cut off of the back of my hair. I have
been growing it for quite some time. I realized not too long ago
that I would have enough to cut if I just give it a little more
time. I had originally planned to grow it the entire time I was
in Myanmar and have it cut as soon as I got home but... shortly
after arriving here I realized that long hair, heat and humidity
just don't mix. So I got out the ruler and had David measure it.
He measured a couple of weeks ago and I had 9 3/4 inches. I got
onto the internet and
read that I needed a full 10 inches. So I waited and today I went
to the salon. I put my hair into a ponytail before I left the apartment.
I walked in and told Pat to cut it just above the ponytail holder.
She didn't much
want to but I talked her into it. She cut it, handed me 10 full
inches of hair, and gave me a really cute, cool do!!! My hair is
really short. I'll send my ponytail to Locks for Love when I get
home. It was a very exciting day for me today.
Zoe's talking is really coming along.
She still doesn't talk as well as Zach did when he was two but she's
doing things her way. Her new thing is when you call her name she
yells back at you "Do What" It is so funny
to hear "Do What". sometimes the things that comes out
of her mouth is just too funny. She is sitting next to me right
now eating palmello. Do you know what a palmello is???? It's a local
fruit. It looks like a grapefruit. But is much sweeter than a grapefruit.
Palmello is in season here right now so we eat a couple of palmellos
a week. If you ever get a chance to try one....I would recommend
Hope you all have a great week. I'll
be home in 120 days!!! yeah ME!!! Dannielle