Monday, June 14, 2010

Packing with Miriam

We’re busy packing over here. I don’t know how I’ll ever finish but since we move out of our apartment tomorrow I guess it will magically happen. It’s crunch time.

We had a brief interlude in the middle of the week this week during which I stopped packing in order to become acquainted with the porcelain throne in the bathroom. Miriam was sure to keep the packing going while I conversed with the toilet about some 24-hour stomach issues.


I’m so glad she was there to help keep me on schedule.

She’s also been keeping herself occupied nicely while we’ve been working on things. On Saturday Andrew and I were packing when things got a little too quiet. We went off in search of the children and found that Miriam had pulled herself into standing position against the couch.


I haven’t seen her do it since so I am wondering if she didn’t have help from a certain older sister. One day this craziness will pass and I’ll be able to see if she really can do it herself—though when big sister is helping it usually involves a lot of noise from both parties. Until then, though, it’s crunch time!

So excuse me while I take a nap…most of our packing happens after bedtime for several reasons, not the least of which are Miriam and that certain older sister.


  1. So it is finally happening! Hope Egypt will be kind to you in your last days here. Wish you all the best of luck and may God bless you and your family in whatever you do next! Sad I didn't stumble across your blog earlier than I did. You should seriously consider publishing parts of it, it is really good reading.

  2. Tomorrow! Yikes! Good luck. ;)

  3. Wow, you are moving out tomorrow already!?!? Anyway, I will miss reading your Cairo adventures but I'm sure you will have many more interesting adventures to write about in the near future. How bittersweet it must feel going back to the States! I hope you all have a smooth trip and Egypt is nice to you these last few days! :-)

  4. Yay! I'll see you at the airport in 4 days.