Thursday, July 21, 2005
I am a very bad blogger lately!! Lately meaning the past year or so, huh? Anyway, enough with apologies - here's the update:
posted by KKT at 9:57 AM
Half my brain is still in Thailand, the other is day dreaming of Texas. That doesn't leave much brain power focusing on life and work in Dubai now, does it?
This weekend is the first Ranch Weekend (f.k.a Kimifest) I've missed in four years. I am especially sad - even Husband noticed that I am a wee bit depressed and brought me flowers home to me this week. They were beautiful, but didn't help my homesickness much. It has been over a year since I've been home to Texas, and my heart is breaking. I miss my mom. I miss my friends. I miss BBQ and Tex-Mex and REAL margaritas. I miss driving down a country road with a cold beer between my knees, cruising by rolling green pastures fully of lazy cows and old Oak trees.
Work is going along, as work usually does. I find myself wanting something more creative in my work, something outside the box, something that gives me freedom to express myself and share ideas. I think I should start looking at the galleries and art shops - feel them out for some potential opening.
Lots to do this weekend - running errands to the bank, getting the radio and Nokia Bluetooth fixed in the BM, looking at villas in Arabian Ranches, etc.
Last weekend was glorious!! I planned a little get-away for Husband and me to Fujariah. We took the long route there (driving for four hours instead of two), but once we arrived at the Le Meridien Al Aqah Resort, we felt totally relaxed and all the "we're lost and we don't know where we are" tension fell away. This feeling was boosted when the resort bumped us up to Royal Club level where we could enjoy a great balcony view of the sea and free happy hour cocktails! So very sweet. We had planned on going snorkeling our first afternoon, but the sea was too choppy so we went the following afternoon. It was the greatest weekend together - I'm ready to go back!! And, we took the right road home, so we were back home in under 2 hours on Saturday night.
I've put on six pounds. Maybe that is what has me so down in the mouth?! Geez. Must have been all the beer and prawns in Thailand? Or just my utter laziness and lack of exercise and disregard for everything I eat?! Yeah, that's probably it. Must. Get. Under. Control. Argghhh...