Wednesday, October 31, 2007

What Happened to Miss Independent...

On October 24th, 2007, Zambia celebrated 43 years of peaceful independence. I hope to celebrate the next 43 years in this snappy sweater vest! It is the perfect combination of high fashion and practicality as it is now hot season, meaning that the lack of sleeves provides just the breathability one needs while, at the same time, not compromising fashion. Long live Zambia!!!

You may want to keep an eye out as the Christmas season approaches...I may or may not have a little sumpin' sumpin' that was tailor made for the season!

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Cockroach

I find many a cockroach in my kitchen...this is how it usually plays out...

The roach is spotted...
It's over...

Monday, October 08, 2007

Cornucopia 'o' Goodness

Canadian Thanksgiving comes but once a year, and low and behold it showed up again this year...or so I can never be sure but I assume the holiday went on in my absence. But fear not, lest I forget where I come from I made sure being on a team of American's wouldn't dampen my Thanksgiving spirit. I prepared a makeshift feast fit for low ranking nobility, managing to keep all my digits intact and was honoured to have my friends Susan and Mike from Sinazongwe join me for this rich occasion. I made sure to wear a festive brown harvest sweater even though it was 30 degrees outside, too.I even a made this pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin...and those dark spots are supposed to be there. I like to think of it as one of those "Magic Eyes" where if you stare at it long enough something will pop out at you...or a psychology experiment..."what do you see in this image?"
Susan and Mike and the feast.
Now lets all go around the table and say one thing we're thankful for...

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Stitch me up, Buttercup!

This day marked another milestone in my Afrikan Adventure...the world of medical care! I had a small incident with an unfriendly jungle cat, or an unfriendly kitchen knife if you will, and sliced my left opposable thumb open. They say the first cut is the, do I know!Here I am at the clinic...I believe here I had just squirted blood all over Dr. Joseph while he tried to clean it.
Like Beth from Little Women..."I can be brave, too!"
Dr. Joseph working his magic
The opposable thumb, all stitched up with no place to go
Shannon and Dr. Joseph,
Thumbs up for stitches in Africa!

All I can say is at least I didn't fry my foot in a George Foreman grill.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Best Friends Forever

Snakes happen to be one of my greatest fears but I think I have a good shot at becoming the next "Crocodile Hunter" with this stunning photographic display. The fact that I kind of freaked out and had to put it down shouldn't be a problem, should it!? Shannon and the python...completely relaxed

This is a shot of the cobra we found in our yard at home...eating a frog. Don't worry, I charmed it in no time flat.

"Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died."
~ Numbers 21:6