Monday, April 9, 2007

Simple Things

When you're planning an overseas move the simplest things can stress you out. Our portable dishwasher is making strange noises, and leaving grimy dishes, but we can't buy a new one for just seven months. In fact buying anything is an issue. I want a second electric pencil sharpener for the studio, but even the one we have can't come to Curitiba, the voltage is different over there.

This weekend my daughters went to a "Finding Nemo" birthday party. They had a blast and were so-o excited when the little boy's mom gave them a bowl with three goldfish on the way out the door. By the time I pulled the car into our driveway, they were official members of our family, and newly named "Sparkles", "Goldie", and "Bubbles".

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