Some censuring Readers will scornfully say, why hath this Lady writ her own life? Since none cares to know whose daughter she was or whose wife she is, or how she was bred, or what fortunes she had, or how she lived, or what humor or disposition she was of? I answer that is true, that 'tis to no purpose to the Readers, but it is to the Authoress, because I write it for my own sake, not theirs. ~Margaret Cavendish in 1655

Sunday, August 28, 2005


This is just a blah sort of day in the 'Desh. My honey Rana came down for the weekend and we talked alot about the future, marriage and the whole kit and caboodle. He is going to talk again to his parents about our marriage. I've found out that they are ok with me, just they don't like my religion. They'd be happy as a lark if I converted to Islam, but since that's not going to happen, I vote they deal with it. Too bad there is no voting on this. Unfortunately, this is really upsetting my honey and he pretty much has to deal with it alone. I hate that he has this burden, but since my family is really accepting of his religion, background and etc., I don't have to deal with half of the crap that he's going through. Hopefully, everyone will come around on this. We'll see.

Work is going on ok. I have a 128-page report to edit for gross errors, but I'm actually enjoying the task. The funding request, that made last week such a beast, has been couriered off to Global Fund and peace again reigns on my floor. Yeah for that.

OH!!! I met little Nosim Sama (Rana's middle sister Lata's baby girl) and she has the sweetest face! She has really deformed hands and feet and legs curl up way more than a baby's should (from the spina bifida), but she's still a cutie. I took some pictures, so when I actually finish the roll, I'll try to get it on here. Cross your fingers!

Well, I have to plan for a mini-vacation for the middle of September, to keep my visa valid. I'm thinking a quick plane trip to Calcutta for a long weekend of good eating and shopping. I can buy my Eid gifts there and maybe a little something for myself. :) There are so many cute clothes in India - it's rather disgusting! Let me know if anyone has a suggestion about the vacation. I'm up for a little spoiling. Or just something beautiful to see and experience.


Andrew said...

Calcutta sounds fun- I wonder if there are any beaches open in Thailand yet? If so there might be some bargains to be found!

Glad to hear about the baby- I hope that life treats her kind.

Laura said...

Thailand beaches are mostly up and running and cheap as all get out! If you have a chance, visit Thailand. It rocks and then some. However, I bought this Indian visa and by golly, I'm going to use it. (For Thailand, you don't need a visa, but 500 baht to get out of the country!)

Linda said...

Too bad everyone can't be as broad minded as your parents in accepting people for who they are. Character counts!