Welcome to the new millennium--in Ethiopia! According to the unique Ethiopian calendar, yesterday was the last day of 1999. They partied accordingly, with decorations and concerts and a marathon run taking place over the next few weeks. You can read some articles and see photos at Google News. Preparations were evident when we were in Addis: billboards, flags, souvenirs, runners training in Meskel square. Here we are standing in front of it.
Here it is at party time. Looks like fun, but I can't imagine being there with all those people. I think the Addis traffic was crazy enough on a normal day, thank you.
Anna has been napping well again, thanks to an improved earlier and more consistent schedule. Now all we have to do is stop staying up late after she's in bed catching up on episodes of Heroes, our new addiction. I thought it would be good; I didn't know it would be so scary sometimes. You just can't stop at one episode with Peter Petrelli left in that position, that's all I'm saying.
We went to the school volleyball games last night and Anna apparently prefers girls' sports. After she warmed up to the echoey gym noises, she was having a good ol' time hanging out on my lap and sucking on things. She's definitely teething, but the crankiness has been manageable so far.
Coming soon: photos from a visit from an old friend and big news from relatives!