Journaling Life in Thailand
Happy Tuesday everyone! This week, I’m posting from Chiang Rai, the area in northern Thailand where my NGO work is located. It’s hot here. Freaking hot. I miss A/C. I really do. Occasionally we catch a breeze, or cool off in a cold shower, but mostly we’re just languishing in heat.
I’m here for the week, instead of just the weekend, because it’s summer vacation for the kids and we have a bunch of camp activities planned for them. Did you know in Thailand there’s only three seasons each year? Hot, hotter, and hottest is a good guess, but here, they’re delineated as: hot season, cold season, and rainy season. We seem to be at the peak of hot season right about now. (God, I hope it’s the peak. Please let it not get any hotter.)
So are you Hunger Games fans all ready for our discussion forum tomorrow? I’m super excited! Come back here Wednesday, April 25 to share your thoughts and impressions and see how others reacted to various aspects of the trilogy. If you missed the discussion questions I posted last week, you can see them here.
I also wanted to extend a thank you to all your support and kind words last Thursday on my post about that thing I wasn’t sure I even wanted to talk about. Your words were truly a comfort and reassurance and it was really special to know so many people are out there rooting for us. So thank you.
Anyway, I’m going to have to cut this coffee chat short because the heat makes my aluminum covered laptop burn my hands (ok, not quite, but almost – it sure does fry my brains). I also want to let you know I might be scarce around these parts over the next week or two because I’ll be busy with the kidlets and then next week, I’m jetting down to Chiang Mai, doing a quick bit of laundry and packing, and then we’re heading to Europe for a month (SQUEE!!). I’ll try to post as I normally do…but in case I’m absent…that’s what I’m up to. In the meantime, because I love seeing her sleep with her tongue out….I give you: Dot’s tongue.
Ciao for now!