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Sunday, November 30, 2008


Hi everybody. I'm so sorry to have been so absent here theses last three weeks. Internet "issues" were just too great, and it was all I could do to get about three short emails off to friends and family while we were away. Today we wake up in Denver, snow falling softly outside the window, after a long, comfortable sleep in a bed like a cloud. This is nothing like the reality we experienced in Africa. It's about as opposite as opposite can be. And still, we had the most wonderful experience of our lives there, and in fact, might have stayed longer if it would have been possible. Certainly we'll go back.

We'll drive home today after breakfast, the last leg of a very long journey. The storm doesn't look too threatening, and we have 4 wheel drive and good tires. I'll need to spend a few days decompressing and unpacking, and then I'll start sorting pictures and little by little, I'll begin to tell the story. I think you'll enjoy it, and hope you'll want to find a way to join in somehow too.

The photo here is my Bead Girls. I call them "mine", although they're very much their own, and everyone who meets them or works with them loves them. They've become amazing beadmakers, and we all learned a lot from each other in the time that we had. I brought home a handful of heart beads they made especially for me. My influence is there, but the style is all their own. I'm so proud! I need to sell these and send the money back to them in Ethiopia, so watch my website for that brief opportunity. At the little price of $36, they'll make some really meaningful holiday gifts for those you love best.

That's all for now. I'll be back in a few days!


PA said...

Kim - I'm so glad you are back safely and it was a good trip. I look forward to hearing more.
Polly Anna

Deborah Rael-Buckley said...

Hooray!!!! we're thrilled you are almost back here....glad your trip was so wonderful and we cannot wait to hear all your tales. Love, Deborah and Thomas

Anonymous said...

Great to have you back in the states! Can't wait to see the pictures and the beads that you brought back, Beth

Diosa Domestica De La Locura said...

Glad to hear you had such a wonderful trip! Looking forward to hearing all about it. Be careful on her drive home :).

Penny \IiiI
Texan Landed In Michigan

Anonymous said...

Good to hear you guys are back and had such a wonderful time. Looking forward to more of your journey.


Danne said...

Hiya Kim! Welcome home ~ Can't wait to hear about your journey. Peace and Blessings xoxo