8.22.2008

Vanakkam SITStas!!




Today you're visiting our family here in muggy southeast India! So grab your passport, Imodium, your sense of humor, an extra dose of patience, and join us on our daily adventures. Come in, take a look around, and have a virgin margarita (sorry, Tamil Nadu is a dry state). Please don't take off your shoes, there's no maid yet and the floors are quite dirty. But make yourself at home... right after you've applied an ample amount of bug spray I left by the front door. The mosquitoes are rampant during monsoon season!

Follow us through the chaos of our day to day life. It's hard enough raising a full-size family complete with two small girls and large dog. It's even tougher doing it as a foreigner in a 3rd world country.

If you haven't been to TPU (the perlman update) before, let me briefly catch you up to speed. We're a nomadic family, who's been living overseas for the past five years for my husband's government job. I'm a stay-at-home mom who finally has an opportunity to enjoy a hobby or two... cooking, sewing, blogging, photography to name a few. We have a kindergartner, a preschooler, and an overly furry Labrador Retriever.

This is our life. Here is where we tell our tales of life abroad.

68 comments:

Ann said...

Hello!
I found you through SITS.
What a fantastic life you're living! So exciting.
I'm going to go take a look around.

American in Norway said...

GURL... you been holding out on me. Congratulations! You SAUCY SITSTA! I knew you when.... : )

Mayet said...

good morning!! congratulations on being featured in SITS.
have a great wkend!

Tara@From Dawn Till Rusk said...

Many congrats on being the featured SITs girl!
I had a root around here yesterday, after you kindly visited me on my big day!
Bask in the glory - you richly deserve it.

Nonna said...

Congratulations on being featured today! You have a great blog! I'm gonna look around!

Katy said...

Congrats on being featured! Your blog sounds great--I can't wait to read more!

Meg said...

Found you, of course, through SITS. What an interesting life! I don't think I could do it!

~Trish~ said...

Yay congrats on your SITS day!! Just from this post I am intrigued to go and read more!!!

Deanna said...

Congrats SITS Sister. Mosquitos are family members here in Mississippi!

Suzanne said...

Oh Jill....I knew you were saucy!!!

Hey - now that those boxes have arrived you need to get that sewing machine set up. I'm going to dream up some projects for you, OK?

- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Hi Ann, another SITS here who has also done the big move from the UK to OKieland. You have my sympathy and understanding - plus I am in awe of anyone who can move somewhere with 'interesting' toilet facilities!

I will be adding you to my blogroll so I can visit frequently

Mom24 said...

Congrats! You deserve it.

Mosquito repellant by the door? I love the way you make your experiences so real. How awful! I guess my internal debate over DEET for my kids or no DEET wouldn't be a difficult choice over there.

Think how much you will love your maid come October. I hope she's worth waiting for.

A dry state? With everything else? Really?

Enjoy your hobbies. Hopefully it won't be too long before you're out of time again.

Happy weekend.

What A Card said...

Happy SITS day! I'm enjoying your blog...just when I think my life is busy I read something like your blog to get my perspective back :)

Kat said...

Congrats on your day in the sun. I had mine back in June...and it's so much fun!

Heather said...

Woo! I'm so happy to have discovered your blog through SITS! Enjoy your big comment love day!! I'm off to read some more.................. Cheers!

lemonologie said...

Congrats on SITS! Enjoy your day! I can't wait to read more about your life.

Melanie said...

Congrats on your day! I am adding you to my reader. Very interesting stuff here.

Veggie Mom said...

Congrats, SITSta! I've never been to India, but it looks like you're having tons of fun!

EmBee said...

Thank you for the lovely introduction. It's so nice to get to know someone before reading tid-bits about their lives. Now I'm off to learn a bit more from your posts.
:-)

Kori said...

Stopping by from SITS. Nice place you got here.

Mekhismom said...

Congratulations SITSa! You are certainly living an adventurous life!

Octamom said...

So glad to get to 'meet' you--so enjoying reading through your posts!
Blessings!

Nik said...

Happy SITS day! It's been a pleasure reading through your adventures. I can't imagine moving so much - especially to unfamiliar lands of a different country.

Thanks for sharing!

Nik said...

Happy SITS day! It's been a pleasure reading through your adventures. I can't imagine moving so much - especially to unfamiliar lands of a different country.

Thanks for sharing!

angie said...

I'm all packed for my "visit".......looking forward to it! :)

Katy Lin :) said...

hello! congratulations on your SITS day! i had to read your first sentence twice bc the first time i thought it said SE indiANa, so i was very confused when i got the the Tamil Nadu part. but i'm totally with it now! it sounds like you lead a very interesting and adventurous life, i can't wait to read more about it!

Kally said...

Congrats on being the SITS featured blog today! I am loving your posts. Enjoy your day!

Tiffany said...

A dry state??? Ahhhhhhh! Your blog is so cool. Have a great SITS day!

Tenakim said...

Oh God Jill, you're going to be innundated with comments and fans and people in awe of you today! Good for you!

Rhea said...

This is what's so amazing about the blogging world. That we can find families like yours, learn a totally different perspective of what Americans in a foreign country are living like, and learn more about that country. I love it!

I have two boys and a large labrador. But I live in Texas, in the suburbs. So, I will enjoy traveling through your blog for today!

Congrats on your SITS day!

The Mom said...

YAY for you on SITS!! Love you and your stuff, have a lovely weekend!

Carrie said...

Visiting from SITS! Can't wait to read more!

Nice to meetcha SITSa!

Sydney said...

Hooray! Congrats on your SITS day in the sun! I had so much fun with mine last week. That's how I discovered your blog! I fell luck for finding you before you were "famous!"

My home - My life said...

Sounds like you have a very interesting life/story - cannot wait to read more of your blog!

Have a great weeekend!

Aubrey said...

Oh! I'm so excited. Got my shoes on, I'm bug sprayed down and got my drink in hand! Here I go!

Jen said...

OH Jill, I am so happy for you. Enjoy your SITS day. Have fun basking in the comment love. Enjoy.

leezee52 said...

Congrats on being the SITS girl of the day! Love your blog. Hey...do they have a synagogue where you live?

Lee :)

Marrdy said...

Wow, all the way from India. Exciting!! Congrats on your SITS day.

Michelle said...

Your blog is so much fun to read! Happy SITS day!

C said...

Well, congrats on being a SITS feature today, but of course, you already had me at...uh, hello. Now you're going to have a gazillion readers! :)
~Christy

Tracy P. said...

Happy SITS Day!! I'm SO glad I got to meet you. You have an awesome story to follow, and I'll be back.

Eco-office Gals said...

I love it! I lived in Abu Dhabi for 9 years as a child, so I can relate to the life your children will live as ex-pats! I sent the link to my mom to check out. Memories of customs in Kashmir holding up her box of Tampax and screaming through the airport for identification of the product will come flooding back to her! LOL!

Janet said...

Yeah! You're featured today! I love reading your blog! Congrats!

Lynda said...

Congrats on being SAUCY today! I am really enjoying your adventures.

nikkicrumpet said...

Wow...what an adventure! It must be scary and exciting all rolled into one! congrats on being the featured blog!

Kaza said...

Happy SITS day! Looks like a great blog, so I can't wait to read more.

cricketphx said...

Congrats on the SITS feature - I am looking forward to reading your posts.

Jenn P. said...

Congratulations on being SITS blog of the day! I know a little about how you must feel...I lived in England this past year, just moved back to the States. I look forward to looking through your blog!

Kelly said...

Yeah!! Good for you!!!!! Enjoy your SIT-SA for a day status!!!

Krazy Armstrong K's! said...

Congrats on be featured! Looks like a great blog and lots of laughs im sure! You get major props girl I dont think I could do it!

Tara said...

visiting from SITS and just wanted to tell you I LOVE all your pictures! What adventures you are having!

greedygrace said...

Your blog is amazing! you're so fortunate that you and your family get to see so much of the world.

Laurel said...

Oh honey I'm your neighbor! Sorta kinda ... I'm sharin' your life:)and am excited to read your blog.

mary said...

Um...a VIRGIN margarita?! Girl, come home. NOW! ;)

Dinah Soar said...

Love your blog---I have an affectation for India in spite of the fact that so much about it repels me.

Kelly said...

Make sure you stop on by today...I left you something...

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Another congrats on the SITS feature...how exciting to be in India...can't wait to read more!

Laura said...

Congrats! Your "therapy" is a great read - such a neat blog!

Camille; Ponytail Challenge said...

I have had fun reading through your blog- what a move! It is hard just to move across town- I can't imagine across the world.

Perez Family Spot said...

YAY!! You're Saucy!! Congrats!! Now ALL the SITS girls will see how much fun ya'll are!! That's why I'm a regular ;)

Urban School Teacher said...

Sounds like crazy fun- very interesting!

Urban School Teacher said...

ps: Apologies for my ignorance, but what is SITS?!

Mrs4444 said...

Hooray! Featured on SITS! Congrats.

Diane Mandy said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! I am excited for you!

OHmommy said...

Have you found a maid?

And what in the world is SITS. Congrats. Fill me in!!!!

Untypically Jia said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

How did I miss commenting on this? I swear I did... but...

Happy Belated SITS day!!

Braja said...

What is SITS??

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