Monday, September 22, 2008

Rain's end.

That's what this season is called in Thai. The rains are beginning to let up and we are entering for what passes for winter in these here parts. I miss the pumpkins, goblins, and ghosts of my childhood Autumns in NY, and I miss the hot baked potatoes, chestnuts, and fall fashion of my Autumns in Tokyo, but I decided this year I'm going to go out and look for what Autumn means in Bangkok. We live so disconnected from the seasons in this city and it's a shame. What's in season? What are the plants doing? what's the earth doing? I have no idea. But I'm going to go find out.

Other things I'm doing:
-Learning to drive. Which is nerve wracking, bizarre, and so so Thai. It deserves it's own entire entry.
-Counting down the days till the Mr. arrives for a month long visit. Only 19 more days!
-Psst! I'm also on twitter now. I'm dumplingrrl there.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

We're all in this together.

Save Lori's House

Please take a bit of time to visit this site and donate if you can.

Lori is a single mom battling ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and chronic Lyme disease. She faces the loss of her home to foreclosure within days because she's too sick to work.

In September 2007 Lori mysteriously lost the ability to move her feet. The paralysis later spread to her legs and arms. Lori is now confined to a hospital bed and is dependent upon a Bi-Pap breathing machine. Lori is only 44, and she is determined to fight this disease and we're determined to help her do it in any way possible.

Help Lori keep her promise to her son. Help Lori keep her home and ensure that Jack has the security of a roof over his head, even when his mother is too sick to sleep there with him.