Smile, Wednesday: Getting our skype on.

on August 24, 2011 in Smile, Wednesday with 4 comments by

One of the joys of being overseas in 2011 is the ease in connecting with home. Were it 1911, I’m not sure I’d be brave enough to leave home and only get a letter once a month. I like that I can talk to friends and family every day.

For example, when I fell on Monday and caused a huge gash in my shin and it was bleeding and swollen and I was crying, boom. I just called Mom on skype. Then we called Shana, our favorite nurse friend, and she looked at said injury, cringed a bit, and said, “Put some ice on that puppy. Wowsers.”

[Or something like that.]

I’m going to spare you a skype shot of the injury. But it’s a beaut. I probably should have gotten stitches- I think I’m going to have a permanent scar in the shape of the grand canyon on my shin. But it was cheaper than a tattoo or another Edinburgh keepsake. [Cheaper monetarily, still rather expensive emotionally.]

So in a few of my recent skype convos, I’ve taken screenshots. Today I present them to you.


This first one is titled Magnified Betsy


I like to call this one Baby Is Cuter Than Daddy


This is Le CoWorkerz


I call this Sadness When New Book Arrive in Nashville

[by the way, if you dig Edwardian lit, you have GOT to get this book. Sandra Byrd has done it again. Amazing.]

You can barely see my sad face in this photo, but that is part of the nuance of the piece of art, ya see. The sadness is tiny in comparison to the good that is Sandra Byrd’s literature.

Finally, I present to you, with her full knowledge that this is happening, a trilogy.


This is aptly titled The Sister Series

Coffee ice cream has a strange effect on my younger sibling. Apparently.

I’d love to see some pictures from you- feel free to link in the comments to a picture-y post or a facebook album or something!

Y’all have a happy [smiley] Wednesday.


  1. posted on Aug 24, 2011 at 6:13 AM  |  reply

    wow, you and your sister really look alike. minus the crazy faces. but, for real. with a sister in the philippines, i think skype is just the most amazing thing ever. and heytell. thank God for technology! happy wednesday annie!

  2. Merideth
    posted on Aug 24, 2011 at 12:55 PM  |  reply

    I’m still trying to get myself set up with using skype. I have an account, but I haven’t learned how to use it with my talking software too well. I also don’t have my web cam set up on my computer yet. I nneed to work on getting someone to help me with that.
    Hey. Who’s the picture of where you said “baby’s cuter than daddy”? Who’s the daddy and baby you are talking about?

  3. posted on Aug 30, 2011 at 7:13 PM  |  reply

    #1- I started school these last couple of weeks so I am behind on your blog!
    #2- I love Sandra Byrd. I read her French twist series this summer and enjoyed it a lot. I am glad to know she is back for more.

  4. Jenny
    posted on Sep 01, 2011 at 5:27 PM  |  reply

    Just have to tell you that you always, and I mean, always make me laugh (or to be fair, cry) with each and every one of your posts! That said, I’m sorry you got a gash but on the bright spot? You will have a living memory of your time there and that exact moment of your life. I have a similar scar from my time in the Peace Corps and although it has faded the faint outline of the scar still makes me remember falling, crying and then looking for anyone that even remotely resembled my mom.

    BTW, loved your latest vlog…..and the line about God writing a far superior story line for your life. I will be praying for the start of school and your ministry!

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