Visitors Welcome

Aren’t visitors amazing?  They bring fun and excitement and give you an reason to clean your house well.  Now imagine you live 6,000 miles over an ocean, far far away from the vast majority of your family.  Imagine what a visit like that would feel like. We already have this angel with us: And today the […]

Seven Quick Takes: My ADD

My adult ADD is going full force these days.  Hence the reason I’ve not been able to compose the SQT I wanted to write, which was “Seven Sights on the Streets of Daegu”.  So far I have a whopping… one.  One out of seven is… progress, I guess you could say, but not nearly enough.  So […]

Twisted Up Inside

If you are looking for something funny, or even something that has been spell-checked, click away now.  This is a hurried post, written in the last moments before we head to the airport to go back to South Korea. ********************************************************* Sometimes I question my sanity.  (Hey, now.  Be nice.  I’m allowed to question it, you […]

Three Reasons

I couldn’t decide about the title of this post. It was either: Three Reasons Joseph’s Visit Rocked and his Departure Stunk or Three Reasons I am Totally Unmotivated to Write This Post After all was said and done, they both would have worked, but they’re both too darn long for my taste. Here goes nothin’. […]

Ten Things I Didn’t Know on my Last Birthday

Today is my birthday.  I am shameless about it.  Always have been, and I hope to always be.  I L-O-V-E my birthday. A little bit of that is because I am an attention addict and my birthday really feeds that, especially since FaceBook nets me tons of birthday love.  Hey, at least I’m honest about […]

Saying Goodbye

You know how sometimes you miss someone so much, you can’t wait for them to arrive? But after seeing them and spending a long vacation together, you are ready for a break from each other? This was not one of those times. Mimi and Papa left today, after two weeks of hugs, kisses, and magical […]

Blog: The Grandparent Edition

Last night we received an incredibly wonderful Christmas gift: Mimi and Papa Darr (known to most as Marie and Larry) arrived in Daegu, South Korea.  In case you don’t know our history, Larry and Marie lived about 10 minutes away from us in California.  We saw them several times a week before our international move.  […]

Language Barriers.

Anyong haseyo! (Me: Smiling and bowing) I am a born-communicator.  Ask anyone who knows me.  According to my mom, I said my first word and sentence at 11 months (“See the dog.”) and I haven’t really stopped talking since.  I’m sure my family often wishes that I wasn’t so verbose.  Usually though, they just want […]

The Night Before Korea

…and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even the daddy who was supposed to be packing but actually fell asleep with his daughters.  It’s alright, really.  I’ll wake him in a minute.  First I want to take a moment to explore this feeling. Tonight is my last night in my family’s first […]

More preparation… physical and emotional

These past few weeks have been a blur.  Paperwork, packing, planning, more paperwork… everything seems to revolve around this move. At certain moments, it brings about a great feeling of accomplishment.  I mean, the check-list I completed today had 15 major items on it.  And it didn’t even include the surprise trip to the pediatrician (and […]