I got up early Monday and went into school with Paul with the end goal of doing the grocery shopping. Since it was just after 8am the stores hadn't opened yet (even our supermarkets have an average opening time of 9-10am on a weekday). So I took the opportunity to have the first cup of coffee I have had in months and bought a pastry in a little bakery by the mall where the supermarket and other essentials are located. I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent watching the island wake up in the misty morning that occurs after we have had a lot of rain. Eventually I made my way to the shopping centre and wandered through a few of the shops for ideas on "islandy things" for Christmas presents and ideas for my hobby projects. It was quite productive in that way, so I am off to the beach today to collect some of the materials for my new ideas. It has been raining off and on all week so the walk should be pleasant. I have been trying to walk more frequently since the movement and fresh air quells the slight queasiness that comes with early pregnancy.
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Apologies for the long absence of information. We recently had a rather unpleasant experience here that has shaken things up a bit. We were sleeping as our one room apartment was entered and many of our valuable belongings were stolen. Thank the Lord the robbers only took our possessions and chose not to disturb us as we slept. Things might not have come out in just monetary loss. Thus we have spent some time over the last week or so counting our blessings and having burglar-proofing installed. I have also been battling various infections along with the expected tumult of early pregnancy, so all in all, blogging had just slipped to the back burner. But things are definitely improving. Today is the second day in a row that I have felt pretty much my old self and have enjoyed the productivity that is afforded by the energy I have regained.
Posted by Paul Gardenghi at 12:37 PM