Laziness equals jiggle and multiplying of the chin
Cough…cough…choke…isn’t there someone around to dust this place!
“I will do all of these things when we stop traveling” said she and a few weeks later found herself in the same situation only with a beer belly and a less defined chin.
My story over the last few weeks in a nut shell. One of those things was to catch up on posts. Bwahahahaha, not only did I not manage to do that, I piled more outstanding stories to the leaning tower of unaccomplished writing that is looming over me.
You are good people, you will forgive. The problem is that I am not sure I can do that for her myself. The months are passing, the memories are blurring and before long I will lose the sharpness of the experiences needed to write the way I like. And then there will be regret and I hate the stuff.
I sat down tonight, like many others before it, with the determination to write. And then I ended up doing just about everything else. Now its almost 3 a.m. and I decided to not do the usual escape act and just run to bed with a suitable excuse, but to face the white screen and dirty it up a little with anything.
Despite the gloominess I just poured over here, I am having a blast. Who knew that I had so many wonderful people interested in spending time with me and my family? And I am eating myself silly into a new shape. No kidding.
Actually, we all are.
I love it when we go to the big market and then come back with bags full of fresh produce, begging to be cooked and eaten. And boy do we show it a good time.
I need to get away from this good life or else I will melt into my own glee and spilling over muffin top.
Until then, I am thinking before jumping in bed to pull out the container of drob surma (rice with kidney) my mom armed me when I visited her the other day, warm it up and then drop a few spoonfuls of creamy yoghurt on top…mmm…maybe some feta too…spring or root garlic?…yum-yum…there is that big tomato looking for attention at the bottom of the fridge….
You still there? Why on Earth? Yes, its a double chin, stop staring.
Better yet, help me dust this place, apchoooo.
Its (new shape) reversible. ;) Just wait for America, now THAT will be hard to reverse. Its not just natural foods then that are fattening you up, but plenty of additives! Now those are hard to shake off! Delicious food or no, we’re loving spending time with you guys!
Great you are still there, Geri! (Your humble blog readers stick with the small things… :-))
Now I can post my questions:
– Will you show us your apartment, like you did in Kyoto?
– I noticed there is no snow anymore on your pictures – well then, how about a first-winter-experience-summary? Did you go skiing in the fabulous Bulgarian mountains, by the way?
– What DID you do, after all? Surely not waiting for the tooth fairy all the time? Are the kids speaking Bulgarian fluently already? (How are they about making new friends – open to every child coming along or rather sticking with each other?)
– And what is poor Mr Blab doing – learning Bulgarian as well or just hanging around and happily gobbling delicacies? ;-)
– And (I know you will love to do this) how about an introduction to Bulgarian food? I seem to remember something about shopska salad (with tomatoes and feta?), but thats about it. It seems you are all getting a thorough introduction into Bulgarian cuisine right now, eh?
I admit I am a bit concerned that you are getting too lazy and shapeless to move on eventually… ;-) In Germany, for example, spring is taking over mightily and in a few weeks everything will look so beautiful and green … aaahh…
Stacey, luckily American food does not hold much appeal to me, but Mr.Blab might need a crane to get him out of the country. Hahaha! Hugs
Jenny, can I kiss you. And it is not a question. Thank you for your company and support. And now you gave me a ready post to use with those questions. I was thinking of giving you all a look at the apartment, just not sure there is interest. But I will do it now, even if just for you. The other answers might just have to go in their own post.
(To tell you just how behind I am, did you know that I took pictures and research about kimchi to write about it for your husband? And it is still on that looming pile of ideas. Horrible).
This gal seems to have been starving for food and friends the last year. ;) Enjoy yourself, it’s nice you are having such a nice time around here!
Oh yeah, I’m all for the kimchi post! (We have just run out of the vile, seductive stuff again; no matter how much you prepare, it is always gone after just two weeks…)
Dear co-readers, will you cheer along with me to encourage this lazy blogger to skip one Bulgarian meal and write about Korean food instead?
(Next week it’s my birthday, by the way; what a perfect occasion for a kimchi post that would be… ;-))
I agree with the earlier post that you are supposed to wait until you get to the States to get fat. I do take it as a personal challenge to show you how wonderful our food is though. For all the Little Debbies and Cheetos there is a whole world of food that has been melded with Southern charm. For that reason alone you must come to Memphis and enjoy the bounty of the American Delta – you will not be disappointed. So get off yer arse and get touring Europe so that you can make it down the Mississippi this year (:
P.S. Glad you are having fun though and don’t ruin it for yourself by beating yourself up about not writing. I’ve said it a few times but really mean it – living it is better than recording it.
Travel is all about partaking in the unusual, even if that is gorging yourself. It looks like you are having a blast. I cannot wait to read about it!
Itillien, yep ;)
Jenny, when is your day? Oh, the pressure, woman!
Liz, and how am I supposed to fit into the few clothes I have? I think I got hungry half way through your comment. And now we definitely have to visit.
Matt, I am! Unfortunately gorging myself is nothing unusual for me, hence the change of shape, as soon as we slowed down our movement.
Geri, you still have five days (including today) – so GET TO WORK, LAZYBUTT!! This is a small portion of the lovely pressure of deadlines from my “normal world” to you, for free! ;-)
Liz, do not underestimate the worth of recording – for me it means reliving and reassessing my experiences multiple times, as well as saving them for later when all has blurred and lost shape in my mind (and, sadly, the kids’ minds as well…) Not to forget the fun and added worth of sharing experiences with other people (who cannot stop to admire the writing and photographing skills of a certain woman… ;-))
Thats it, I love you, Jenny ;) Although you can keep your pressure to yourself, no sharing needed. Ha!
Oh Jenny – I agree with you. Just trying to be nice to our favorite recorder of events far and exotic. You and I may need to join forces for a little good cop bad cop so we can enjoy our regular Snaps & Blabs fix again (:
I am yet again melting on the floor in all of your kind compliments. Playing good cop bad cop to make me write? Brilliant. I knew I had the best people here. I knew it!
Hi there I’d love to see your apartment, and also get a sense of your living costs, now you are settling into a bit of a routine. I’ve gone back through your posts (don’t worry – I’m still following you guys!!) but maybe I missed where/when you decided to settle in f a while in Bulgaria..? Hmmm…can you see yourselves living there in the longer term? I only ask because I know from my own experience how, once you get used to a place, it can be hard to leave!
Well written article…..loved the fruits and vegetables on the pics, just sitting there waiting to be bought!!