Did I tell you that I love crafts?

So Vince really likes school. Quite a relief for me, every night he asks in a hopeful voice if tomorrow is a school day and so nice to see him excited to go to school and running into the classroom. And then when I pick him up, he enthusiastically says goodbye to his teachers and a see you tomorrow! Wonderful to have this back again. I spoke with Miss Eileen, his teacher, and she says that he just loves it and that he is quite “active”. She seems to enjoy his company.

Crazy craft!

So Vince is liking school, mainly because they make such cool crafts! Today he made a birds nest out of brown and green crepe paper, a tissue box, two paper birds and chocolate eggs. He was so excited. Appletree is a hit!

Ruby seems a bit bummed. Vince has been tormenting Ruby when my attention is elsewhere and I think Ruby misses Jeremy. She’s been in her crate more than usual.

A Day in Dresden

I always enjoy coming to Dresden, and yesterday was no exception. I woke up at 4:30 or so, and after chatting with Doris I went for a walk up the hill behind the hotel, to the Spitzhaus, where I had a nice view of the sunrise. It is nice to feel the crisp 0C air after all the time in Singapore. Then I went to the office, where I had a productive and pleasant day. It is a great pleasure to work with people with whom I have worked for years. After work I had dinner at a local restaraunt with a couple guys from AM Singapore, who are staying at the same hotel. They said they would walk up the hill with me this morning, so I have to get dressed for this now, and get ready for another long productive day.


Elaine, our dogwalker, took Ruby for a walk this morning. Ruby was so excited to see her, she was flipping out all over the apartment, prancing and scratching the floor and almost jumping on everybody in the apartment.

Vince went to school today! He seemed to really like it! What a relief. It’s from 11 – 12:30 which is kind of a bummer because it’s right in the middle of lunch, but I packed him a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and he ate the whole thing immediately after class. I was worried because Jeremy’s gone and I wanted Jeremy to be around, but Vince was calm and excited about the whole thing. There are 4 other kids in his class, and Vince might have been the most relaxed one. This is just a 2 week thing – singapore is on it’s long holiday a 6-week break from school and everyone starts their new grade in January. Vince will be N2 for Nursery 2.

Obsessed about fashion.

So I’m gearing up to wean Edda and then I’m going on a fashion tear. OK, I’m really just searching fashion websites and I’ve determined that there is no way to be fashionable without dry cleaning your freaking clothes. There is now way I can be fashionable with tee shirts and jeans that I just throw in the washer/dryer. Oh well, I’m just impressed about how much you can spend on a pair of shoes ($600) or a bag (pretty much as much as you want to spend).

Donald, have you looked into other girls’ closests recently? I own: 1 pair of flip flops, 1 pair of Tevas, 1 pair of clogs. 4 tank tops, 4 shirts, 1 pair of jeans, 1 pair of khakis, 2 pairs of shorts and a bunch of sports bras and cotton underwear. I have a dress that I wear maybe once every 3 months. I *always* have something to wear. Do girls actually own 10-20 pairs of shoes/pants/shirts/etc? Because if I’m suppose “build a wardrobe”, I’m suppose to have a closet full of dry-clean only clothes. Argh! I want to look good.