Thursday, May 21, 2009

Reply to Tash :)

It has been forever and a day since I wrote anything here.  An email from Tash resulted in a reply which turned into this post.  Thanks Tash!!

I'm good!  The weather is mostly nice, so I'm outside with the Angel for most of the day digging in dirt and other fun things.  I've discovered that I love gardening!  Since I now have a huge back yard, I am Mrs. Farmer.  Apple Tree, cherry trees, lettuce, coriander, strawberries, blueberries, sunflowers and other pretty flowers whose names I don't know, but they looked pretty in the pictures on the seed packs.  If they would only grow, it would be great.  I'm really hoping that I see some rewards for my efforts in summer.  It is still a little early to see anything much.

The Angel is great too.  Talking now, non-stop; real words, not just sign language, in her sweet little baby voice.  Mostly english, with the occasional estonian word here and there.  Running and pushing along on her tricycle.  And of course being very very dirty.  If there is a patch of mud within a 2 mile radius, she will find it.  She seems to be allergic to staying clean.  Normal, from what I hear.  Although everybody else's child always looks clean around here.

We're going to visit Prague and Portugal during summer!  There is a possibility of us moving to Prague for the Funny Dude's job... nothing concrete yet...just an idea.  So we're going to check out the city.  And a friend's seaside apartment in Portugal was an opportunity not to be passed.  Yay for Europe and easy traveling!

And we have ducks!  Well we don't own them, but they took up residence in a pond behind our house.  So a couple times a day they come up to my patio looking for their meals, knocking on my door if I don't see them.  They are quite lucky this isn't Trinidad.  I love a good curry duck.

So between a busy toddler, a garden that always needs work, ducks, and a Funny Dude, I have almost no computer time.  And that's fine by me.  I have all winter for that.

Today is rainy, and we're inside.  I'm typing this with my Angel on my lap, helping herself to my boobs.  No signs of that stopping anytime soon.  We both still love it too much to let it go :)

And that's about it! I'm sure there are other things that happened, but I just can't remember now.  Spring 2009 has been really nice.  Friends have been coming by regularly because, as city dwellers, they think I live in the country... seeing as I have a backyard and all.  Fun times :)

I don't know when next I will update here, but you are all in my thoughts.  Your emails to check up on me have made me feel so loved!

So take care guys and gals!  Enjoy your summer!!


Tash said...

So glad to hear all's well, dirt, ducks, pretty flowers on seed packages, Prague, Portugal - yay!

Hope your seeds catch!

Now how about a little video clip of a talking Angel??? Talking! Wow!

p.s. Dirty babies are inquisitive babies, inquisitive babies (oops toddlers) are smart toddlers... so by my reasoning dirt = brilliance

Janelle said...

I was really starting to wonder about you, had you not left me a comment when the baby was born I would have thought you completely disappeared.

Glad to see you guys are out enjoying the garden and dirt. Toddlers say the best things, Izzy has started talking to my sis on the phone and it is hilarious.

Lots of pics will be required of your adventures :) Have a blast in Portugal and Prague.

Say hi to the funny dude and kiss the Angel for me :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Ah, a grubby toddler outside with ducks to chase and words to express herself. Life DOES sound good over there!

Nan said...

It is SO good to hear your news! Do you notice that I had to get back on to facebook, JUST to check up on you? All your fault.

Dirt is great stuff. Just ask chasamax!

LceeL said...

I LOVE dirty kids. They are invariably the most interesting ones. And, sometimes, even the cutest ones.

maireen said...

Finally plucking up courage to make a posting. I love checking into your blog to see what's happening with you and how you are blooming in motherhood. You are a real inspiration.
Glad all is well. Sounds great over there. Maybe make a little video of your angel talking. Would be amazing to hear her and you as well!
Catch up soon.

BlueBella said...

Yay my dear you are doing grand! I love to hear about the Angel's adventures . . . you're such an amazing Mom!

PS Tash I miss you!

prashant said...

Now how about a little video clip of a talking Angel??? Talking! Wow! Work from home India