Friday, November 28, 2008

And still okay...

You may be hearing mixed reports of new activity in Mumbai. We're safe - working crazy hours to help our American citizens in distress so a bit tired but otherwise, hanging in there. Thanks for your continued support!

November 28
4pm local

Thanks again...

Thanks to you all for your support and kind messages. It's getting us through these difficult times. Steve and I continue to work 18 hour days while this continues. Not fun but as many of you know, some of the most valuable work there is. We did get some turkey this afternoon on the fly and have much to be thankful for.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

We are safe.

Thanks for your messages of support. Steve and I have been at the Consulate all night in support of efforts to provide service to our fellow American citizens.

Please keep us in your thougths today, Thanksgiving, as we work to assist others who weren't so lucky.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A relaxing day at Babulnath Temple

After what can only be described as the night from hell (I was duty officer and took not one but TWO calls about death cases and didn't get home until well after midnight after having been assaulted while in a taxi returning from what was supposed to be fabulous Thai dinner with colleagues...), we spent a lovely afternoon at a super yummy Gujarati restaurant, Soam, and then went for a stroll to Babulnath Temple (Lord Shiva's temple). (Okay - stroll - it necessitated climbing 103 stairs, we later learned but we didn't succumb to the allure of the elevator). It's beauty is hidden from the street and it felt so peaceful (except for Liam running to and fro). Folks were really friendly and, although we didn't understand everything that was going on, felt very welcomed.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Welcome to my life...

A compelling article from the NYT - pretty much describes the whole paradox that is Mumbai. Some days are hell - not sure we've experienced the paradise part yet.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Hard Rock Heaven

Went to the kids' brunch at Hard Rock today - awesome. (Slogan: Be the Kurt to your Frances Cobain). Lots of activities, good food, and fun for Liam, including swanky mocktails. Pictures next time.

Night at an Indian Village

The whole family was invited to an American Chamber-sponsored event at the Consulate last night. It was great fun and Liam had a ball - carnival style games, making pottery and traditional bangles, dancing, and eating tons of food. It was a "traditional Indian" dress code so we all made our best efforts...