Sunday, July 02, 2006

so...i was on a direct route to malaria-ville, no brakes. i own a big old can of deep woods off, extra deet, but owning a can and bathing in chemicals daily are two different things. i don't use the spray, and it gets me this...


this isn't the best picture, because you can't see the nine on the other side, but until they develop a 3D camera, this is what you get. the scab on top of my foot is evidence that i have no resistance against the itch. that's right, i scratched that hole in my foot. anyway, desperate times call for desperate measures, and thai mosquitoes call for thai repellant...



i haven't had a new bite in three days. i pretend that the lotion is moisturizer, and i use it after i shower. i'm malaria-proof now, but i'll probably end up infertile from all the chemicals (sorry joel, i guess we're adopting. can we have those twins i saw at the pool the other day?)

also, did i mention that we have two beautiful french girls (as in, french canadian) staying with us (at the church, not the orphanage) for an indeterminate amount of time? i was setting up their room, and was thinking how nice it would be to stay in the church (which was the original plan)...i'd have wireless internet, my own room, peace and quiet. but my main role here is to love these boys, and how much of that would i do if i lived at the church? i LOVE my privacy, and given the option between hanging out in my room (on the sweet sweet wireless internet) and walking over to the orphanage to loiter around and always be an awkward guest, i'd most certainly be in my room most of the time. i'd be a friend instead of family, and these boys have plenty of friends (although, for that matter, they've plenty of family now too...at the game on saturday these five boys had more soccer moms than the kids with real parents). so it all worked out for the best...but i'm getting my own room when i move back home, right mom??? right???? *phew*

2 comments:

boo said...

bring that bug repellant home! There is a super-bug feasting upon my pure, rich blood! It's spiteful, too. It gets me around the ankles where my shoe rubs. Blasted bug...
You can have some of my babies if you are infertile.

Robyn Bishop said...

Raych, I hope that you are not infertile, it would ruin our plans for the succession of babies in our lives.
I saw a Cinzeo on Friday. I'm so excited.