I’ve never been much of a crier. Not to say I don’t cry, but usually it’s about big things (and yes, videos of soldiers coming home from Iraq and surprising their children definitely count as big).
Not sure if it’s the pregnancy or living in a foreign country far from home, but I find myself crying at the strangest times. A few weeks ago I saw Blue Bell mint chocolate chip ice cream in the grocery store. I cried. Didn’t buy any, just cried. Although it’s more of a laughing with tears because I am laughing at the silliness of my crying at the same time I am actually crying. Generally Caleb is laughing too. :)
Then in church last week one of the girls out of nowhere was like, “Oh Miss Nicolette, thank you so much because you played with us the WHOLE DAY yesterday.” Again I cried. And laughed at the same time. Gosh I love those girls.
Today I was out shopping for a birthday present and the toy store just happens to be right next door to Starbucks. I don’t really love Starbucks here. There are a couple non-coffee drinks that I really like at home, but they don’t have them here, so we don’t often go there. But for some reason I decided to stop in and low and behold: new item on the menu.
As of Monday, Starbucks Beirut now has chai. This may be the greatest day of my life. On a random side note, it’s been four days now and I am the only person who has ever ordered it from them, hopefully that isn’t a sign of things to come.
And as I walked home drinking my grande chai creme frappacino with whip creme, I’ll admit, I might have almost cried a bit.
posted by: nicolette