Saturday, September 09, 2006

I'm fine v. 2

Hey y'all, I'm fine. I wasn't close to the bomb but I did hear the big boom. I didn't realize what a big deal it was until the news reports trickled in. Please say a little prayer for the lives lost.

I didn't post yesterday because I was out and about, celebrating my baby cousin's b-day and then to a work dinner. I guess that sounds weird with the bomb and all, but I can't spend my life on hold. And before I came, I somewhat made my peace with the situation in Kabul. This is where I want to be.

And don't worry O, I always will miss my family and friends in the U.S. And 7-11 Slurpees. And Waffle-House. And...let me just stop now.

On a different tangent, it's such a lovely season in Kabul. Fall, even with its dust, is beautiful. There is a cool air mixed with the hot sun and it makes me feel that something fresh and new is on its way. The security situation isn't very good now but I'm hopeful that it will get better.

Thanks to everyone for the e-mails and posts.


omg said...

Two shouts for 7-11 slurpees!

Imperial Sugar Land said...

I am seriously losing this "post-first" game! But you know I'm always "thinking" of posting first :)

Happy you're back, you're keeping sane, you're happy, and you're safe.

I'm glad you were celebrating the babe's b'day - you're right that you can't live life on hold. Life is now, do with it what you can.

I will catch up on your other posts, though I may be slow about it and I may not be so royal in Sugar Land - so, I temporarily concede the "post first" crown to OMG, my most worthy opponent. Wear it well, make us proud.

Elizabeth said...

Happy birthday to baby cousin. You have a lot of cousins. Do you include your 1st and 2nd cousins, and your cousins-once-removed when you write "cousin"?

Stay safe.

homeinkabul said...

E: I do have over 50 first cousins but also consider the 2nd-3rd and on as cousins also. This little baby is actually my grandfather's great-grandson.