Saturday, January 24, 2004
It's early morning and quite chilly outside. It was a rather uneventful weekend... Jim has been under the weather with Flu symptoms so I've been trying to make him take some kind of medicine so he would feel better for his fishing trip today. He finally broke down and drank a Thera-Flu last night, but still didn't look 100% as he ran off to catch the big fish this morning.
posted by KKT at 8:22 AM
Yesterday, we drove our new Scottish neighbors over to Ajman for a booze run, but the store was locked up. We feel very blessed to have such nice neighbors (Steve, Elsa, and baby Scott) and hope that we have a long friendship with them. Elsa actually looks very similar to me, but with blue eyes. She's a "big 'n tall" girl with blonde hair and was apparently quite the party animal (she could drink her husband under the table) before little Scott came along. I've made a pact to put her on a program toward the return of Old Elsa! We'll see...
Ohhh!! I had an interview at the Dubai American Academy on Wednesday. The principal really liked me and said he would be calling me for substitute teaching and asked if I would be interested in a full time position next year teaching business. I said I would think about it and look into getting my certification. We'll see. I would still rather look into event planning, so hopefully my Egyptian contact will come through with some work there.
These dogs are hilarious. The just stare each other down for a dead quiet 5 seconds and then *boom* they're off chasing and tumbling across the tile.
Tuesday, January 20, 2004
I suck at house training puppies.
posted by KKT at 2:22 PM
Monday, January 19, 2004
*Sniff* Just as I was posting the entry below, I was able to chat with my dear, ass-slapping friend, Erica, who always lifts my spirits and then went to check my email before logging off and found this, from my dear sweet friend Todd who recently made a miracle recovery from a major operation:
posted by KKT at 12:00 AM
Hey! Congratulations! The wedding--and more importantly YOU--looked so
beautiful! I can't think of a more deserving person than you to be so
happy. You've put smiles on the faces of everyone around you for so
long. It's high time the world to put a smile on you!
Wishing a lifetime of happiness to the new couple ...
Sunday, January 18, 2004
Being so far away from home and the people I love makes it difficult to share exactly what is going on with me and during such an amazing time in my life. I feel removed sometimes, from my "old life" and somewhere in the middle. I feel torn between trying to keep old friendships aflame while, at the same time, attempting to ignite new friendships here in Dubai. I do miss all my friends terribly, but do not want that to hinder the extraordinary journey Jim and I have ahead.
posted by KKT at 11:35 PM
One of my greatest comforts, besides living this new "married life" with my most cherished friend, is hearing from people back home. Even the quickest phone call or shortest email update can make my day. I feel sad that a few people have been so quick to dismiss friendship because it has become intangible, and happily surprised at the forgotten friendships that have resurfaced. The world is a funny place. I've always said that life has many revolving doors with people spinning through them... people you thought were soul mates of sorts can suddenly vanish... and then sometimes reappear.
I'm sure that I am rambling... maybe I'm excited to finally have the internet in the comfort of our own home. Ahhh... to blog in pajamas again. Wheeee!
I went to Doha for a visa run today. A friendly Egyptian man sat next to me. All these Egyptian men love me... it must be the American vibe? Hmmm...