Anybody heard from Malika lately?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by InsaneCdn, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Haven't seen Malika around for a couple of weeks.
    Hope it means she's just busy...
  2. TeDo

    TeDo Guest

    From what I hear, she has left the board. Sad to see her go really. I miss her insight!!
  3. buddy

    buddy New Member

    She is fine, working hard on some huge projects and needed to focus on that. She is also on vacation with her son and while he is with family she gets to sit in lovely places to do her transcribing. J is doing pretty well too. I will pass on that you asked.
  4. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

    I've been wondering why she has been silent.
  5. Ktllc

    Ktllc New Member

    I was wondering too...
    But then I also thought that she might have found some local support in France.
    I always liked reading her posts!
  6. Star*

    Star* call 911

    If I lived near any of the places she did? I'd be out and about painting the countryside with my little boy! I can only imagine how beautiful it is where she is! I'm sure she'll be back with wonderful tales!
  7. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Didn't she post about going out of the Country soon? Seems like I recall reading that. DDD
  8. Malika

    Malika Well-Known Member

    Nice to know that I have been missed a little! In fact, my silence here has just been a coincidence of factors: as buddy said, I have a big translation project on at the moment (deadline approaching too fast!), have just come back from three weeks in Morocco where J spent time with his dad and family and I got to work (lucky me) and then I had decided to step back a little from the board. One of the reasons for the latter being that in my particular case I think focusing on the little details all the time isn't particularly helpful - kind of need to step back and see the bigger take, if that makes sense.
    J had a good time in Morocco with the family, where he is clearly loved by them all despite the hyperactivity and challenges. He has a strong bond with his dad and that is here to stay, I think. In just two weeks he is already communicating in basic Arabic and I do hope he will speak it fluently, as it is so much part of his identity and his link to his Moroccan family. My ex-husband's new wife is expecting their first child in May and it was a chance for J to understand and deal with that in some measure, I think.
    As for me, I am still winning some, losing some of my battles with my own patience and ability to be present with what is happening rather than taking refuge behind what I want to be happening... which with is a hyperactive child is often not what IS happening, of course! I found that two weeks "off" actually made me less patient, not more, as if I had really got out of practice with the hyperactivity and how to work around it... Patience comes over time, something that's learnt, practised. Other than that, apart from the usual infuriating and difficult moments, J is the usual sweet as sugar, funny and delightful little boy. Who also seems to have become more aggressive in his gestures since being with all the family kids in Morocco... School starts again tomorrow - that won't go down well here at all so I have been urging him to realise it's inappropriate/not acceptable...
    And I realised... that I could very easily see myself living in Marrakech again!
  9. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    I'd been wondering myself, good to hear from you!