years old.. and I am still trying to wear that number and make it fit properly! Right now it feels kinda like it belongs to someone else.
Nope I did not have all the negative emotions that come with the big 30. I guess I had been thinking about it for a long while so that day just kinda came and went with a little family dinner and best of all, both my folks called to wish me a good day and that made my heart all warm and squishy!
I have said this before and I say it again. I hope that the new year will bring better stuff than this year has. The relocation to Denmark has been among my greatest life challenges ever and as I complete my 10th month here I admit it has gotten much better. I have accepted certain things about being here and let go of certain things. The hardest part for me was dealing with the feeling and belief that I had deferred my hopes for too long and was again being forced to do so and not only that, but also being forced to piece together my shattered dreams and start creating new dreams and hopes. That ladies and gentlemen is what almost broke me!
However as the new year begins, I have a few good things to look forward to. The new apartment! (yes! hooray we are moving from the boondoos into the Ghetto!) I kid you not, we so are! but rather Ghetto than boondoos! The biggest is the new baby due very soon. Motherhood is upon me and I now have a true understanding about why the whole process takes 9 months. I have been oscillating between extreme terror to little terror. However I am way past the point of no return so here we go. Wish me luck!
So my turning 30 is not such a bad thing. I may not have a career or money of my own (that still is a biggy for me. The whole kept woman thing has never appealed!), but I have a man who loves loves me, a family that loves me, a baby of my own to love, and after 10 months, a place of my own! I know not what the new year holds for me but I can look forward to these few things.
PS. anyone know where I can get a tall/high bed, I refuse to sleep in a cheap low bed, plays havoc with the back!
In keeping with polite society manners, I wish you all a merry x-mas and happy new year. May the new year bring only happiness and good stuff (we so wish!!!)
The article following below is from the Sunday Vision
10.12.06(Ugandan local newspaper)
You decide for yourself. I am not sure how factual his statement is, lakini is sounds like hogwash and stupidity at it’s atmost. And to think this is the second-in-command in Uganda… what hope is there for us?
PS. posho is the name for Ugali in Uganda, also known as maize meal.
“Ban posho, says VPBy Fortunate Ahimbisibwe
VICE-President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya has criticised the use of posho (maize meal) as a staple dish in schools.
Bukenya, who was on Thursday meeting MPs from the upland rice growing areas urged that the eating of posho in schools be outlawed.
“Maize floor contains mainly carbohydrates for muscle-building, but undermines the development of the children’s brains,” said Bukenya at the cabinet library in Kampala.
He said maize was introduced in the country in 1934 from South America and was used to feed prisoners to strengthen them to do manual labour as well as weaken their brains.
“Why have we continued weakening our children’s brains?” Bukenya asked.
The Vice-President said there was need to identify foods with nutrients that will enhance mental development.
“Rice contains the essential minerals for brain development, more than what you get from most of the other foods and vegetables,” he said.
Bukenya said maize degraded soil quickly, as its roots allow water to easily seep through.
He encouraged MPs to promote upland rice growing, which he said could boost household earnings, contribute to family food security and improve family nutrition, especially in rural areas.
Posho and beans became the staple dish in many boarding schools in the 1970s during the economic slump that followed Idi Amin’s expulsion of Asians.
Posho was found to be a lot cheaper and much easier to prepare than local foods like bananas which have to be peeled.
As the country’s economy continued to plummet in the 1980s, posho became a staple in most homes in Uganda, a situation compounded by the outbreak of diseases that attacked bananas and cassava crops.