"Thanks and thanks again to Him who offers to the man whom the sorrows of life have assaulted and left naked–offers to him the fig leaf of the Word with which he can cover his wretchedness." -Søren Kierkegaard

King’s Birthday Weekend

Posted in Day-To-Day by matt on Sunday, December 6, 2009

Last Saturday the King of Thailand turned 82 years old, and Thais went nuts. Fireworks, food, even more traffic than usual, and tons of partying. Like good Americans, we have practically no interest in the monarchy (though he seems quite nice) and are, in some ways, even a little skeptical of the institution as a whole. The reaction to King George’s taxes lives on, I guess.

Anyway, some friends of ours let us house sit for them for this long weekend. This may sound a little weird to you, but that’s only because your house has a legit shower, an oven, a toilet that can be flushed more than once an hour, internet, a couch, multiple rooms, etc. These people have a real home, and we were enthused about crashing it for a few days.

Cayla cooked up all kinds of magic, I read a couple books and we both enjoyed catching up with stuff online. We also managed to begin making more preparations for our time in the States and Iraq. It was Skype calls and info-gathering, for the most part, but it’s a start!

Love you guys. Keep in touch this holiday season.

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