Saturday, May 16, 2009


i've been feeling somewhat downtrodden in the blogging department lately. i mean, i live in Utah, of all places, and my life just seems downright...ordinary. let's see, this week we saw 'Star Trek' (it's AWESOME, you must go immediately), took kids to pet animals at Thanksgiving Point, ate burgers & fries at "Five Guys" (also AWESOME and you must go immediately), went on walks, read books, wore socks & still froze our booties off at night...really riveting stuff, i know. i love seeing my friends that i've missed, i love having good diapers for my baby, i love having family close by...but i'm still missing our exotic life and our good friends in malaysia. i miss the wet market (man, that place smells like a sewer but there are some GOOD deals to be made), i miss the food, i miss being warm, i miss hanging with anne all day while we swap recipes/share local deals we've found at stores/swap child-rearing advice, i miss singing with my girls from church, i miss our ENORMOUS house and our awesome house-help, heck, i even miss the geckos. what do i have that i can blog about now??? taking a walk to the grandparent's house?? so maybe it will just be a while before i feel like our life is really interesting and we actually have something to write about. (no one wants to hear people complain about their stress about money, house, insurance, job, car, etc...and that's sort of my life right now...that sounds really interesting, huh?) :)

HOWEVER, that have been a few funny things that we've witnessed as we help the kids adjust to the new life, climate, food & culture. my favorite one so far has been with john and the television. we never had one in malaysia and he really only watched movies on our laptop, so he was excited to find we could watch cartoons on grandma & grandpa's one television in the house! i left him in there one morning while i fed emily some breakfast and he came out to me complaining, "mommy, i don't have any cartoons." i came in to help him turn the channel and just started laughing when i realized it was still in the middle of the show, but i had to explain to him what commercials are! he still doesn't get it and that complaint is regularly elicited from his mouth. "mommy, i don't have any cartoons!"

heh-heh, silly boy, how i love you. ok, so that wasn't really interesting. if i can't get out of this funk i think i may have to stop blogging all together. this is just too depressing. anyone else have this problem? something that you use to get yourself out of a blogging funk? suggestions would be appreciated by the management. thank you for your support.


  1. I am sorry you are in a funk. It happens. But if I had just left exotic mylasia and came to Utah I would be bored too :) Look on the bright side, the open market at Pioneer Park will start soon and it doesn't even smell like a sewer!

  2. I felt the same way when I got back from Taiwan. There, I blogged every day about the smells and sights I saw. It was so easy to observe and report. Here, I find my posts are still observational, but more reflective. Because the things I'm observing are not necessarily different than what other people are observing, but the benefit you get in reading other people's observations of similar situations and writing your own is you learn a lot about yourself and feel connected to other people in a good way, I think. Anyway. Enough soap box. My suggestions: 1. read lots of other normal blogs about every day life in the usa until you find some interesting ones 2. plan a backyard adventure to look forward to 3. tell us what you came back for 4. give us a travelogue of slc like you would of KL. I'd love to read that!

  3. I read your blog earlier and didn't leave a comment but then I couldn't stop thinking about it because I TOTALLY understand. I don't think I blogged after we came back for quite a while. At least until we got a house. We were so busy looking at houses, buying a car, figuring out bank accounts, insurance and just trying to find our way around a new city. Just be grateful that you are staying with family and not paying for expensive temporary housing while you are trying to figure out what to do. We felt a lot of pressure. We spent money like water and were constantly stressed out. It is not an easy time! It didn't stop when we got our house either. We just got a new list of items to buy and stress about. I really miss London and probably always will but I have also found new things to make me happy and be grateful for here that I didn't have in London. Good luck!