Thursday, October 29, 2009

Picture by Rodney S Braun
So I've been feeling a bit sorry for myself these past two weeks. It's just a phase I'm sure. I think most of it has to do with my brain and body adjusting to weather. Seriously. It totally doesn't feel like Autumn. I miss the cool air, beautiful leaves, sweaters and socks and the mental prep for winter. The weather here has been a bit rainy which I have loved. When it's not raining it's hot. I think it will take at least 6 months to get used to the heat. People say it will cool down soon, but really that just means it will go from HOT to hot. I am NOT complaining. Just trying to get used to it. Also I stopped taking pictures because I decided I hate my camera. I was trying to take some cool shots and my camera wouldn't focus or take any of the pictures I wanted so I just stopped. I want a Rebel like all my cool friends have. I'm just whining.

Silver has been doing so well in school. His marks are soaring and even though he doesn't seem to have any friends in his own grade he does have a good time playing at recess with some of the grade ones. He is starting to enjoy football after a bit of a struggle with the game. Ryan and I really need to do our homework with him and get him practicing more.
Amazing picture by Rodney S Braun
Trinity is really struggling. She talks about Jane everyday and we had to go out and buy Jane and the other dogs she lives with some toys and dog bones. We are going to mail them tomorrow. I'm sure it will cost us a small fortune to send but it is making her happy. She couldn't sleep tonight because as she said "I'm having too many thoughts of Jane". I don't think she will ever get over losing Jane but I also know that once we get her another dog (when we move back to Canada one day) it will lesson the pain. She's doing great in school and is starting to make some friends.

Halloween! In usual form Silver will be dressing up as a Star Wars character. We ordered him a very cool X-wing fighter costume and thanks to Nannie we got it in time for Saturday. Trinity is going as a Vet. Totally not surprised. I am having someone make her some little scrubs and we found a dress up Vet coat and some Dr. supplies. Halloween is pretty down played here on the island. We are going to take the kids to Camana Bay for their events and then off for some trick or treating in one of the areas of the island where kids trick or treat. It should be a fun night.

We just had a 4 day weekend and in two weeks we have another one. There are quite a lot of 'holidays' here. I kinda like it:)


Anon said...

Hey Alexandra. So glad you keep posting. One of the hardest things when we were in France-living a dream, with so many people excited and happy for us and telling me almost daily how great our life must be, was that often time each day was a struggle just to wake up-I actually watched more T.V. in my 4 months in France than I had in probably 4 years. Transitioning takes tonnes of time and when you're having to transition in a paradise there is all this added guilt because you feel like such a bad person to not be enjoying each moment, that being sad and depressed is wrong, and no longer allowed. It was lonely, and isolating and everything was so different, and the only people who you'd be able to share those feelings with could never understand because they are deeply wishing they could switch places with you-you're in Paradise after all. What you guys did takes so much courage, and strength...You're probably still exhausted from preparation to get to where you are, and you're not only having to go through you're own massive grieving process of your past life and possessions gone, but also make sense of that process for the 2 little people you'd bleed for. You guys are so awesome. I wish we were able to visit.


Anon said...

Oh, I've worked with children for many many years, I also CLEARLY remember the many traumas of my childhood, and you know, kids are so resilient. They are able to handle some pretty crazy things. There are so many HUGE life lessons your kids are being taught through this move, they're going to grow up with a bigger world view, be filled with adventure and the knowledge that you can do anything and go anywhere in the world. The growing pains may hurt more, but that's only because the growth is so much more.

Alexandra said...

Thanks Paige :) I know that you understand. You've moved around more than anyone I know.

Cate said...

What kind of camera do you have?