The Roths Down Under

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Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

A young family having many "adventures of a lifetime!" Ed, Karen, Eddie & Heather


Friday, August 05, 2005

Way to go Eddie!

Way to go Eddie!
Originally uploaded by ed_roth.

Eddie with his catch - a nice sized Taylor taken off the Gold Coast of Australia on July 25th, 2005.

A Swing and a Miss

Well, I am not really what you would call 'back in the swing' of things yet. I'm probably completely adjusted to the time as I have been home for a week now but still not really going to bed or to sleep anyway until 2 a.m. or so. It doesn't help that Eddie has decided to stay on Aussie time and goes to sleep even later than I do! O.K. - he hasn't really decided to stay on Australian time but he seems to enjoy staying up 'til 4 and waking up at 1 in the afternoon. Luckily, the weather here has been brutally hot and humid - mid 90's (or roughly 32 for you celcius types) and upwards of 85%-100% humidity so he's getting frustrated by being so hot in the morning and not really being able to sleep well.

Anyway, all of that is actually quite minor. I'm just not really adjusting well to being back yet - outside of the family, I don't even feel like talking to anyone, and for those who know me - this is a strange thing.


I've typed and re-typed text here at least a dozen times, deciding not to make public, details and feelings about those details, but it's safe enough to say that I'm still trying to, in my mind, make some sense out of the many situations that transpired there. Kind of go between being pissed, to "how could this happen", to despondent.
Thank God for Karen and the kids.

Birthday Girls: Addie 12 & Heather 4

Birthday Girls: Addie 12 & Heather 4
Originally uploaded by ed_roth.

Heather and Addie (a friend from the neighborhood) shared a birthday on Aug. 2nd - Happy Birthday girls! It sounds like Heather will actually celebrate her birthday, get this, 3 times. Once with her cousin and my side of the family at my brother's place this past weekend, once at our place on her actual birthday with all of her friends, and once in NY at the end of the month with Karen's side of the family. My kids actually have no idea how old they are - they celebrate their birthdays three times a year so by now Heather is about 12 and Eddie, who will turn 9 in early September actually thinks he's 27. He'll be applying for social security when he's 21.