15 Sep

well, kids…in a few short hours, i’ll be starting my 4, 567.5 hour journey to the great nation of Malawi.  or as i like to call it:


this is madonna in malawi. please note that i will NOT be wearing this outfit at any point on my trip.

and wanna hear something crazy?!  i’m finished packing and have more than 3 hours to spare.  and i don’t like to brag, but coco also squueeeeeezed packed 10 days of clothes in her small suitcase.

coco's got some baggage!

you know…the size you could carry on to the plane with you.  or as i like to refer to it…’fun-sized’ luggage or ‘the size i never use because how can i get 6 pairs of shoes, two pairs of boots, 45 dresses and my hairdryer in such a ridiculously sized’ bag?  it’s apparent that this could be my most important accomplishment ever.

and these long trips halfway across the world mean sending yazzy off to be watched by a very brave and patient friend.  she’s been with her babysitter for 24 hours now, and i’m shocked happy to report that she’s been such a brave lil girl. i, on the other hand, have been checking in on her every 3.4 seconds and worrying about her every nanosecond. god help me when i become a parent to a human child.  i plan to start saving for their therapy when i get back….and will be accepting donations.  or wine.  or both.

making sure she gets all her white fur on her babysitter's black robe. that's my girl.

so back to mala-weeeeeeeeee.  it’s been almost exactly a year since my job let me loose in africa, and i’m psyched that they’re actually letting me go back.  armed with my fancy camera that i’m freaked out will get stolen or hurt, TWO pairs of naturalizer shoes (eat your heart out imelda marcos), and a giddiness that comes with the notion that i somehow need to be at the airport at 4 am, coco is sooo ready for her next african adventure.  i’ve not been to mala-weeeeee before and, thus, am not really sure what to expect. but since wikipedia says its nickname is “the warm heart of africa”, i’m convinced i’ll fall in love with it faster than my future love child with george clooney.  while there, pending this doesn’t lead to things getting all cray-cray, i’ll be seeing a lot of the capital to visit groups that also fight the AIDS.  and on the last day, i’ll be seeing our own clinics and getting to witness all the babies and mamas that we help.  and check this out…i’ll be blogging my experience for my jobby job! and there gonna put it up on our website and everything!  so i guess that means i better get to bed.

wish me luck, y’all.  i’ll miss you!

3 Responses to “mala-weeeeeeeeeeeeee!”

  1. Nancy Dubuque September 16, 2011 at 4:52 am #

    Proud of the job you do and enjoy Africa. Spencer always tells us he loves Africa. Of course he goes for the wine. I will be reading your adventure. Aunt Nancy

  2. Yonni's Wacky Workshop September 16, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    Have a safe trip and am looking forward to your posts – HAVE FUN ! ! ! 🙂


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