Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting my new Utah Girl in Sydney friend. Alright, I can't even begin to describe how nice it was to talk to someone in such a similar situation to mine. She was really cool, and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day... in fact, it totally made my week. And of course it was a great bonus, that the mini-expats (our toddlers) played together really well too.
Now I must admit, there was a little jealousy on my part that her kids had these insanely awesome-- no seriously-- really, really amazing haircuts--and that she had done them herself! But I got over it pretty quickly, after convincing her to agree to cut my boys' hair. She probably thought I was kidding, but I will definitely be all over that.
And we even got to have this "you're Mormon, I'm Jewish" conversation. Yeah, not really as exciting as it sounds... reason being, for two people from such different worlds, there was a whole lot of common ground. I'm actually thinking about possibly converting--okay, mom- just kidding.
Seriously, the only problem was this... (play the video now-- with sound on)
Yep, everyday for the last 6 weeks I've had to deal with that crazy, I-want-to-jump-out-a-window-and-make-it-stop sound resonating from behind that innocent looking wall. And though it didn't ruin our day yesterday, it's not exactly the kind of thing you want to come back for more of.
Oh, Utah Girl in Sydney-- I hope being subjected to all that noise pollution won't interfere with our new friendship.