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The produce market in Colombo (with pictures)

Sunday, August 10, 2014


Gorgeous fruits and veggies and the market.


Everything is beautifully displayed and the vendors offer you tastes of everything.


Rambutans!

  
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PHEBESS 8/14/2014 10:45PM

    Gorgeous!

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JUNEAU2010 8/13/2014 3:17PM

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DR1939 8/12/2014 1:34PM

    Yummy!

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EFFIEANNIE 8/11/2014 2:22PM

    Looks like you have a great market and good variety to choose from. Yea you!

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MUFFIY831 8/11/2014 7:59AM

    Yum!

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GSEATON 8/10/2014 10:56PM

    I would love this SO much! Enjoy!

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ADARKARA 8/10/2014 8:58PM

    It's easy to eat healthy with that on display!

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PHARM_TECH14 8/10/2014 6:24PM

    emoticon yummy!

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MCFITZ2 8/10/2014 12:58PM

    How colorful and many unfamiliar items to try. Enjoy emoticon .

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TIMEHASCOME56 8/10/2014 12:05PM

    I'm hungry emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 8/10/2014 11:56AM

    ok .... what are rambutans? and is that other thing watermelon?

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Settling In

Friday, August 08, 2014

So here I am in Sri Lanka. I've been here about 3 weeks at this point, the first 4 days in a swanky hotel and then in my new house. It's super humid here, and I feel like a giant sweatball all the time, but it's fascinating, and lush and green, and I think I am going to like it.

I've found the wonderful produce market, and have eaten all manner of strange and exotic fruits. I have a housekeeper who also cooks for me, and while we have yet to come to an understanding of the word "spicy", she is sweet and friendly and does my laundry.

School starts Monday and I am a little overwhelmed with the new classes I am teaching, but the staff her is friendly and helpful, and I am sure that in time I will feel more confident. I've made some friends, and have gone out to dinner and bars and even to the casino, where I won 5000 rupee (which sounds exciting until you realize that it's about 38 dollars.) emoticon

All in all, a good start to a new part of my life.

Pictures soon!

  
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PHEBESS 8/14/2014 10:47PM

    Glad the new country and job are looking good! Have fun with being in a new place!!!!

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GSEATON 8/8/2014 12:24PM

    Like a Kardashian, lol! What an interesting life you have created! Love to read your blogs! Keep 'em coming!

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MUFFIY831 8/8/2014 9:11AM

    Very exciting! I might find myself in Sri Lanka in January. If I do, I will definitely be hitting you up for advice! (Especially on how to communicate "for the love of god I do not eat anything remotely spicy!" in a convincing manner.) Best wishes - sounds like you're doing great!

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EFFIEANNIE 8/8/2014 7:19AM

    Sounds very interesting. Are there other Americans there? I hope you have a good school year. What an interesting life you are living!

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STRONG_SARAH 8/8/2014 6:45AM

    Exciting life you're leading! I have some wanderlust inside me too, so I alwsys enjoy reading your blogs. How many countries have you lived in?

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OPTIMIST1948 8/8/2014 6:39AM

    Oh, a housekeeper! I realize such things are the norm in other parts of the world, but I have such jealousy right now!

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PATSYB7 8/8/2014 6:26AM

    .Congratulations on settling in. You made me laugh with your definition of spicy comment! Best wishes for a smooth start to a new school year. I am so intrigued with your adventures. Please continue to keep us posted. :O)

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PRAIRIECROCUS 8/8/2014 1:33AM

    All the best !

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ZRIE014 8/8/2014 1:19AM

  everything will work out

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A couple of photos

Thursday, July 24, 2014


I am not a light packer!

The world needs more pink money.

Obligatory Buddha.

  
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JUNEAU2010 7/27/2014 3:25PM

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SMILINGTREE 7/25/2014 9:13AM

    If that is basically your life packed up there, I'd say you ARE a light packer! Looks like your new home will be colorful.

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EFFIEANNIE 7/25/2014 8:19AM

    It is amazing that you can keep track of all the luggage. I agree pink money is a nice change. Many foreign countries have beautiful money~ours is kind of boring to be sure!

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STRONG_SARAH 7/25/2014 7:57AM

    Thanks for sharing, I really love to see travel photos, and you're right, we need more pink money.

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PATSYB7 7/25/2014 7:20AM

    LOL that is a lot of luggage! My DH and I went on an 8 day cruise with one medium suitcase for the two of us. And that included face masks and snorkels! Money from other countries is always so pretty. Happy travels!

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Super quick update

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I left Ghana, spent most of June and July in the States eating and drinking too much, somehow seem to have lost another size despite the copious amounts of food I ate, went to a nutritionist who said that my calorie goal is too low given the amount of exercise that I do (totally great experience--she hooked me up to electrodes, shot some currents through my body and was able to tell me what my body is made up of----mostly cheese and wine I think, but some muscle and water too. emoticon ) So I've upped my goal by about 400 calories a day. I lost my fitbit charger, so I have not been tracking anything really, but now the fun time is over and it's time to begin working on myself again in earnest.

Oh, and I just got to Sri Lanka two days ago, so I am jetlagged and loopy.

I hope everyone had a great summer and I look forward to catching up with my spark friends!

  
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GSEATON 7/25/2014 12:36PM

    You are such a globetrotter! Rock Star life! Love it. Thanks for the update!

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EFFIEANNIE 7/24/2014 7:56PM

    Can't wait to see pictures. Hope yopu like it there. Is it a safe place to be?

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SMILINGTREE 7/24/2014 9:19AM

    Have fun! I hope you get settled in smoothly and love your new location. Also, very cool about the nutritionist.

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ADARKARA 7/24/2014 8:12AM

    Oh my gosh I am so excited to see photos of your adventures in Sri Lanka!

Nice that you can raise your calories, and congrats on losing a pant size!

So glad you're back. =)

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PATSYB7 7/24/2014 7:19AM

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Keep up the good work!

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MUFFIY831 7/24/2014 6:49AM

    Awesome!

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PHEBESS 7/24/2014 3:21AM

    Hope you have a great time settling in to life in Sri Lanka!!!

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MCFITZ2 7/24/2014 1:11AM

    Be well, do good, and enjoy. emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 7/24/2014 12:46AM

    Keep having a nice time !
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Then and Now with pics

Friday, May 16, 2014



The week I started Spark.



Today.

  
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LISAREADS 7/21/2014 5:06PM

    You are looking emoticon emoticon emoticon

Does anyone else find it funny that as our waistlines and hips and what have you get smaller, our eyes and our SMILES seem to get SO MUCH BIGGER?!!!

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 6/16/2014 2:03PM

    Great picture comparison! Look at those skinny arms and shoulders!! Beautiful updated picture too.

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EFFIEANNIE 5/25/2014 7:55AM

    Love the smile~ good for you.

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JUNEAU2010 5/16/2014 10:56PM

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ADARKARA 5/16/2014 5:13PM

    You, my dear, have made yourself look 10 years younger. Way to GO!

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STRONG_SARAH 5/16/2014 4:13PM

    looking good!

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SMILINGTREE 5/16/2014 12:42PM

    Yep, it's working :)

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NKING1982 5/16/2014 12:27PM

    Beautiful!

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PHEBESS 5/16/2014 11:48AM

    Great job!

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LYNNIE79 5/16/2014 11:34AM

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CAROLINAGIRL69 5/16/2014 11:18AM

    Yay you! :-)

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MTN_KITTEN 5/16/2014 11:12AM

    Looking good.

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EVIE4NOW 5/16/2014 10:57AM

  Wow what a difference. Lookin good!


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MUFFIY831 5/16/2014 10:52AM

    You're amazing!

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TRAVELGO 5/16/2014 10:51AM

  AWESOME!!

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SANDRA_E 5/16/2014 10:40AM

    You look great!

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ELRIDDICK 5/16/2014 10:39AM

  Thanks for sharing

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