Bitter/Sweet and Salty

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Bitter/Sweet and Salty
Lightening up with dark humor... and otherwise breezing through life as a single, working mother; vegetarian, smartassical caregiver; American expat; and all-around swell girl.
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  • Why 7 years ago It's Christmas Eve in 2014 and I've got a second child and a second husband as well. I'll be wrapping presents and perhaps baking, looking forward to the children's excitement when they see all the presents around the tree. Pretty normal, it appears. Christmas Eve in 2005, I dressed my then...
  • It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a...??? 8 years ago I have a lot in common with Clark Kent. Well, not a lot, really. But we have both pulled some identity shifts. Everyone's identity morphs sometimes, to some extent. People might identify themselves with a certain clique in high school, with a profession or a hobby, and/or take pride in an...
  • Make Me a Bird. So I Could Fly Far, Far Away 9 years ago Note: The title of this post is adapted from a quote from Forrest Gump. Usually I, as Lady MacBeff-the-blogger, wear my expat mama hat; sometimes the one with the single-mom brim. But today's post comes from the caregiver corner of my hat collection. The person I give care to is my ex-, my...
  • Happy... Nothing Day! 9 years ago I am almost tempted to blame it on the body snatchers. But I think it's expat-ism that is really to blame for the Thanksgiving that Wasn't. It is the fourth Thursday in November - it is Thanksgiving, to my mind the most important U.S. holiday! And for the first time (to quote A Chorus...
  • Missing Person Report 9 years ago It's been a long time, a really long time, since I've posted. Somehow when I think of writing, I just feel like writing about LK. My randomly assigned college roommate, she became my best friend. The one who drove all night from Maine to Hoboken when my first and only daughter was born. We were... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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