Thursday, August 30, 2007

Coke Live Festival and more

So Pamela and went to the Coke Live Music Festival in Krakow this past weekend. It's taken me this long to completely recover, and even then...anyway. It was a lot of fun. A VERY tame concert environment where we camped for two nights and watched various and assorted music groups to include, Akon, Rihanna and Lily Allen. We actually missed Lily Allen because our train was late and I was bummed about that because I like her, but it was still fun to see the others.

Seth started school on Monday and we've been having some difficulty with Toby since then because Seth's school is an "embassy" preschool - somehow affliated with the embassy- and therefore follows the ASW schedule. So Pamela and Seth are on about the same page with school. Toby's school is a Polish preschool and the Poles don't start school until the beginning of September, so we've had one week of Toby flipping out when we leave Seth because he desperately wants to go to school too. He'll be alright, but man oh man, I am glad I decided to put them in at the same time. I don't know that I could handle a whole year of Toby being upset that he couldn't start school too.

And fall just fell on us this week. There was no gradual let down, we went from a hot weekend (about 85 degrees F) to suddenly 56 degrees. So we're kind of freezing now. The one thing that I can say I kind of miss about Ghana is that we always knew what to wear, there was no question that you could always dress like it was going to be 100 degrees outside. Here it's a bit more difficult.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Wow! It's been awhile...

Basically since we moved into the house. Well, I haven't had much time to breathe since then. My classes started back up again and that leaves me even less time to do trivial things like blog...But I will have a 3 week break after this class so that I can get the kids all settled in school and go back for the wedding.

I've been insanely busy, but nothing really interesting has happened. Tomorrow Pamela and I leave for the Coke Live Music Festival in Krakow. This is NOT because I am trying to be a cool mom, which is the impression that a lot of people have. I am so content with being an "old" mom (and reveling in the fact that all of my daughter's friends' moms are SO much older than me). I am trying to get past my fear of the unknown and I've never been to a live music festival. It takes me back to my hippy roots. We'll be camping for two days about 300 meters from the main stage. It proves to be interesting. I bought a new "rock concert" outfit for the days (it's a pair of warm comfortable pants and a long sleeved shirt).

Funny thing about the festival, you can't bring a digital camera more than 3.2 megapixels...Who has a less than 3.2 megapixel camera anymore? I want pictures for a scrapbook page, so I had to go and buy a disposable camera for this occasion. I can't even find film cameras in Poland...even the smallest megapixel camera I found was's amazing. I think the only reason they even allow cameras is because everyone has a camera on their phone now and they can't prohibit you from bringing a cell phone.

Well, when I get back I will have to post and let everyone know how the festival went. And I'll have to scan my pictures because I have now been transported back in time to 1999:).