Monday, December 05, 2011

Awake Bright and Early, December 6, 2011

Last night, when Santos got home from work about 11PM, we visited for
a short while and I updated him on my first day doings.  He asked about
whether I'd been able to fend off the mosquitoes and, showing him my arms,
I bragged that I had no bites at all.  Much to my surprise, my left arm was
covered with red whelts- I counted at least a dozen.  There were none on my
right arm!  I hope my doxycycline is doing the job of protecting me from malaria!

This morning, I was awakened by the family dog, Skip, throwing himself against
the front door, demanding entry.  He is the cutest thing...not as cute as my
granddogs but I do enjoy his cheery disposition and all his energy.

Lorna tells me there are hundreds of birds out in the morning so, along with my
fragrant cup of chai, I've figured out the new camera and I'm ready for pictures.
Sadly, the internet here is unbelievably slow.  I tried to play Zuma on Facebook
last night and I won't be in the top three of my group while I'm in India, that's
for sure, unless I can get a faster wi-fi connection for my own computer.



  1. Sorry about the mosquito bites but glad you are being protected. I'm really looking forward to the bird shots :)

  2. Looking forward to see your photos, Carmen!

  3. I had been to India, I think 10 years back.

    The place was Mysore. A very beautiful place where I took dinner inside a restaurant, which was a palace before.

  4. I hope you manage to catch a few birds with the new camera! What's the weather like there?

  5. It is so, so good to read that you are in India at last, and that you were so well looked after on your journey there.

    I have a big smile on my face from reading your latest 2 posts - sending care, love and huggles, Michelle

    (Zebby Cat is busy topping up his tummy ready for overnight sleeping)

  6. Welcome to India!!!! So glad you made it but sorry about the bug bites.

    Have a wonderful trip-- I can't wait to see where it takes you.

    xo jj

  7. Poetic Shutterbug -
    I will, eventually, get the bird shots posted. There is an unbelievable yellow bird that comes most mornings and pecks at himself in the kitchen window. He can't see us at all but is mesmerized by his reflection!

    Joanna Jenkins -
    I haven't gotten out yet to do sightseeings butI did brave traffic with my "nephews" in search of a wi-fi connection for my laptop.

    Mickle in NZ -
    It is great to have you and Zebby back online. Now, I have henna covering most of the skito bites on my left arm! The classmate of my "nephew" came and pained me up last night.

    Sharkbytes (TM) -
    So far, I've only seen an incredible yellow bird that visits almost daily, one crane and dozens of crows. I'm sure there will be many more.

    rainfield61 -
    That restaurant sounds wonderful. I haven't eaten out yet but my friend, Lorna, is a fabulous cook and I am being far too pampered. I will gain weight, I am afraid, in four months. I need to get out and walk!

    Icy BC -
    I am afraid I'm a bit slow with the photos but I will work on it!

  8. Oh - the henna designs are so pretty. What a lovely way to cover up mozzie bites. You sound so very happy, so very deservedly happy!

    Michelle xxx

  9. Glad you made it safely to India. I had the same thing happen with mosquitoes in Dar Es Salaam.

  10. Glad to hear you are in India...the adventure begins.... :)

  11. oh glad to hear from you from India Carmen, sorry about the slow internet, but maybe it is a plus, makes you enjoy India more.

  12. Hi Carmen! I’m so happy to be here after my accident ;)

    Hope you're having a great trip! Mosquitoes or not... ;)

    Blogtrotter Two is around Scandola. Fabulous! Enjoy and have a great weekend!