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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Are there any questions?

I need to write a blog. I feel it. But, I don't know what to say. I keep having these moments that cause me to comment, "I am going to write a blog about that." But, when I sit down to write about them no words will come. Or I will have forgotten what it was I wanted to write about. Like now. I am thinking that I need to write a blog about how I am getting old. I am taking 6 different pills every night. All but one of them is a supplement. All have been recommended by doctors. That's it. Nothing funny or enlightening about that. It sounds good when I think about it but typed up on the computer it doesn't seem like much.

Another idea I had...when is it that your kids go from thinking you know everything to thinking you know nothing. With 4 kids in different stages of that thinking I just was wondering. And it isn't like Erica, the 13 year old, thinks I don't know what I am talking about. Deep down she realizes that I am almost always right. It's Anna Grace, the 7 year old, that seems to think that I don't have a clue. The boys don't seem to have a problem in this area. Jacob questions when he thinks I might possibly be wrong about something but usually takes my word for it. And Will, well who knows what he thinks! He seems to be pretty sure of what he thinks and doesn't ask for our opinion or advice much. Okay...so that is it for that topic.

I have also thought about writing about how while in America I am expecting more of people than I do in Turkey. I ask more of waiters...sauce on the side, no eggs even though the meal comes with them, substitutions. I don't know if it is because I know that they are used to it and expect to serve me or if it is because I can speak their language. In Turkey I might ask for sauce on the side except that would mean I would need to know how to say it in Turkish. And then I would wonder if they would be happy to get it for me or just think I am a demanding American.

All of these and many more thoughts have been floating around in my head. I just don't know how to write about them. I think I am in a slump. I was speaking to a group about our experiences overseas, and when I was done with what I had to say I took questions. Maybe that is what I need to do now. While I am in this slump....not able to come up with much to say myself...what do you want want me to write about? What do you want to know? Please...I am taking questions!

5 comments:

scmom said...

Are you going to the church craft fair tomorrow? That is the only question I have for you right now. I was going to ask you last night but you were talking to someone else. So, are you?

Amy

Anonymous said...

Wow! Can you believe that in just a little over a month you will be preparing to move back to Turkey? Are you ready? Are the kids excited about it, or are they enjoying being in America? I am sure that Erica is missing Brenda (Ms. Morton). I hope all is going well with y'all. Tell Brian and the kids that I said hi. I miss all of you! You are in my prayers.

Katie Bowling

Gina said...

Smooth or Crunchy P-nut Butter??

Okay...so that's not really a 'valid' question. I will try to think of a really good one and ask it. So when DO you go all go back??

Abby said...

I know why you don't ask things of the waiters in Turkey. Because even if you asked in proper Turkish the likelihood of your food actually coming the way you specifically asked for it, is really low. How about this question...Which country do you like better? Turkey or America? How about the kids? Or what kind of things have your kids noticed about things written on American bathroom stalls?

mentanna said...

i want to know if you still make library cards for all your personal books and then check them out to people?

on a more serious note, i would like to know which american trait you like least about yourself and which turkish trait you would like most to adopt.