in which I have an outstanding mail day

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ember over flame, originally uploaded by sarah.eyre.

Sam sent me a care package today, the sweet man. He sent Thai food, which has been such a huge craving for me out here; he also sent a candle warmer, because I share my plywood hut with 7 other females and 8 people in one small hut smells bad, but I can’t light a flame… we live in plywood, this place would burn up so damned fast. He also sent some books: a Batman graphic novel (I love that boy, how awesome is that?), and a Hindi grammar book that I really should have brought out with me, and some knitting magazines that came to the house for me.

(The Hindi grammar book, by the way, is Usha Jain’s Introduction To Hindi Grammar, which I can’t recommend highly enough.)

I also received yarn- part of a swap I’d made on Ravelry. I’m getting rid of my Wollmeise and swapping it out for Sundara, and I got so lucky this time and scored a skein on Ember Over Flame sock yarn. It’s even prettier than I’d expected. I have no idea what I’ll do with it- I want it to be perfect. I’d like a scarf, but I’m not sure I can get that out of 350 yards of sock weight. We’ll see.

Things are all right here, and not just because I have stuff. It’s been a hard week- new challenges at work, including defining boundaries between our team and our leadership as well as it being Ramadan, which leaves a huge portion of the people we see and work with every day intensely cranky. I also saw two people that I really liked out here get sent home early, which was disappointing, plus transitioning Jason over here… gah. It’s all a bit much. But it’s cooler here, already, and I’m beginning to get excited about autumn, as well as about my midtour.

Jason has cautioned me about counting my days, but I can’t seem to help it. Still, I question the wisdom of taking a midtour so early in- I’ll have about five months left when I get back. I honestly question taking a midtour break at all; I can’t see getting on that plane to come back out here, knowing I have to do it all over again, as very good for my mood or morale. Still, I can’t imagine doing without one.

I should be sleeping; maybe I’ll chase down the end of that thought another time.

By the way: who is reading this from Waterbury, CT, and can you send me a Nardelli’s sandwich through the post? Please? I like the veggie, extra pepper mix, no mushrooms, some hots, heavy mayo, double- cheese; the Vegetarian Heart Attack in butcher’s paper, please.

  One thought on “in which I have an outstanding mail day

  1. Caroline
    September 5, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Thank you for the Hindi grammar book recommendation! I am aspiring to learn the language for future trips to India with my girlfriend. She can speak Hindi but not write it, which makes it hard to learn from her because languages don’t stick in my head unless I can see them written down.

  2. teresa
    September 6, 2008 at 10:32 am

    can you actually send a sandwich through the post?
    really, get back to me. if it’s doable. i totally will.

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