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When The U.N. Dissolves… So Do I

Note to new readers:  Our family took in two foreign exchange students for the 2011-2012 school year. Denmark was a 17 yr old girl. China was a 16 yr old boy. The U.S. is our son (Little Man) and was 15 yrs old … Continue reading

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The Middle: Gratzi, Tak, Xie-xie, Mercí, Gracias, Dunca Shein, Thank You!

Like so may people, it is easy to get swept up in the little things that annoy me, or make me roll my eyes back into my head: the wet weather, keeping up with meals and household chores, dogs that … Continue reading

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Posted in Awareness, Blog, Blogging, Daily Observations, Death of parent, Foreign exchange students, Honest observations on many things, Mothers, Musings, My world, Natural beauty, News, Parenting, Tales From the Motherland, travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

U.N. Moments and the ABCs of Me.

(<–The U.N. and friends in Canada:  Sec. Gen far right; Ninja/China 3rd from Rt; stylin’ Denmark 4th from Rt; and U.S., 5th from Rt) Note for new readers:  Our family took in two foreign exchange students this year. Denmark is … Continue reading

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Oh Holy Craziness…Night.

‘Tis the season… THE season of: cheer, chaos, frenzy, delight, amusement, let-downs, build-ups, joy, remembrances, longing, friends, family, lines and Chinese zaniness. Ok, perhaps not everyone has the last one, but it’s likely you’ve each experienced most of the others … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving at the U.N.

Note to new readers:  Our family has taken in two (yes, we are that crazy) exchange students for the entire school year. There was no preparation and it has been an adventure from day one (read the first post). China is … Continue reading

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The Middle- Continued Negotiations at the U.N.

For new readers:  This year we took in two foreign exchange students, known here as China (16, boy) and Denmark (16, girl), making our home the U.N. for ten months.  Our youngest son, Little Man (15), represents the U.S.  Our middle … Continue reading

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The Middle, Soundbites From The UN

Note:   Even though I just posted yesterday, my goal is to post Mon, Wed. and  late Fri., from now on. Two longer ones and one short one on Wed. called The Middle.  I want to stick with that plan. … Continue reading

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