Sunday, May 16, 2010


As I prepare for Girl-child to go for a study abroad program, I also prepare for the arrival of Blinker.

The ends aren't woven in yet, and the little ties have to be made for the booties, but I'm basically ready for a boy:
Or for a girl (that second pink bootie is done now):
Folks are surprised I know someone young enough to be pregnant. Well I do. So there. And it's not a grandchild.

In the meantime, I took Girl-child to REI and Target today to get mosquito netting, sunscreen, insect reppelant with DEET and other such travel items. Before we went in I threatened to introduce her with, "This is my daughter and she's amazing. She is going on a study abroad program to Ghana." I was told by Girl-child that I was not allowed to do this.

As it turns out, it wasn't necessary. Everyone at REI was dutifully impressed when they found out where she was going. One person wasn't really sure where it was.

It's tough when you grow up in an airline family to find a corner of the world to call your own, but she's done it. Pato was in Nigeria way back when, but no one in the family has been to Ghana. She leaves Wednesday.

I'm really excited for her. I'm going to miss her. I'm glad it's only 3-1/2 weeks.


samanthix said...

Ghana! Wow, what an adventure ...

Blinker's hats & booties are adorable -- do you make them in adult sizes? (FWIW, I too am surprised I'm still young enough to be pregnant. It's a window that's rapidly closing, for sure.)

Anonymous said...

Ah, the world of international travel and study -- good for Girl-Child! New York University has a campus in Accra, and my older son's girlfriend (at the time) spent her semester abroad there in 2005. She kept a LiveJournal blog during that time; if it is still up (and I can find it) I will send you the url.