Sunday, June 6, 2010


It's been kind of a crappy couple of days. Sickness has hit our house again! Josh threw up for two days and as soon as he got better Clarissa got a bad cold. Clarissa is NOT a happy kid when she doesn't feel well, so it's been tiring.

It's so hard at that age because they can't tell you what hurts or what doesn't feel good and you can't explain to them why they feel so crappy. She pretty much just wanted to be held for two solid days so I didn't get much accomplished. She seems to be feeling somewhat better today though, thank goodness. We've been sick a lot this year for some reason. It's weird. I hope this is the end of it.

In more exciting news, the house behind us that has been empty for the past two or three years finally sold and we have neighbors now!! YAY! That house was brand new when a family moved into it, lived there for maybe a year at the most and then pretty much dissapeared overnight. The house went into forclosure and since the family had never gotten around to putting in grass and landscaping in their backyard, the yard just became one big mess of waist high weeds every summer. There's nothing seperating our yard from theirs except a wrought iron fence, so you can clearly see their yard from ours I got sick at looking at all the weeds.

The house finally went up for auction last month and someone FINALLY bought it. We met them yesterday, they're super nice and oddly enough Shawn went to high school with the husband!! We live four and a half hours from where Shawn went to high school, so it's quite a coincidence. Anyway, I'm happy for nice neighbors. I think we'll enjoy them.

In other news, I had a lot of time to read while I was laying on the couch with Clarissa for the past couple of days and I finally got around to reading "Somewhere Inside" by Laura and Lisa Ling. What a fascinating look at North Korea. I really enjoyed the book, it was hard to put it down. I'm completely fascinated by North Korea for some reason. In this day and age where information is so easily accessable it's amazing to me how they've managed to keep those people so isolated. My heart hurts for the people of that country. I wish they could understand that the US really doesn't have to be their enemy. There are a lot of people who would love to help them if they could.

I wish there was something that could be done for those people. I worry about what's going to happen in North and South Korea in the coming months or years. These days it feels like a timebomb just wating to go off and I worry about what will happen when it does. I sincerely hope that when it does there will be a quick end to the North Korean government, the border can be opened and those people can be set free. I would love nothing more than to go back to Korea and visit a free North Korea. Wouldn't that be amazing? I hope that's possible in my lifetime.

So anyway, if you're looking for a fascinating book to read, "Somewhere Inside" is a great one, I highly reccomend it.

So there's all the news from our house. Not a lot of excitement these days. The kids still have a few more weeks of school, so the rest of June is going to be fairly uneventful. In July we have a few short family trips planned and I hope to come up with a few more exciting adventures this summer. Stay tuned for that! :)

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