Monday, March 23, 2009

One Year in Exile Sorry Syd!

Asalam Alaikum,

As of March 19th We have been here for one year, it has been a little tough. Everything is so different. I don't think I like the good things about this place enough that I want to stay long term. I think that it mostly depends on the DH, and how the family business shapes up. If it does well enough that we can spend at least part of the year back home then I would consider staying. If I get at least 1 month a year back home, then some of the things that I don't like about this place would not seem as bad.

The DH is pretty antsy to get back to the states as well. I think that he has been away from this place so long that he is pretty much "Americanized" in his thinking and he also has some issues sometimes.

There are some reasons why I would actually like to stay, like- Halal restaurants, the clothes, not being gawked at in the Wal-mart because I am dressed "funny", some pretty great friends(HiAmiras!).

A year can be at the same time, incredibly long and amazingly short.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Oman has rocks....lots of 'em

Asalam Alaikum,

So Oman is the same as it always is-



Also I did my first MEME-

Sydney tagged me on Facebook. Here it is-
DIRECTIONS:
- Go to Google image search.
- Type in your answer to each question.
- Choose a picture
- Use this website ( http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/mosaic.php ) to make your collage.
- Save the image for use in this note.
- Post and tag your friends.

QUESTIONS:
1. What is your name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What is your hometown?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. What is your favorite movie?
6. What is your favorite drink?
7. What is your dream vacation?
8. What is your favorite dessert?
9. What is one word to describe yourself?
10. How are you feeling right now?
11. What do you love most in the world?
12. What do you want to be when you grow up?

And here is what i ended up with-


Finally, Pakistani style pizza-

Friday, March 6, 2009

Oman...Deja vu

Asalam Alaikum,
Yes, it is that time again folks, we are going to do the(now monthly) border run. Every time we go they change something to make our live just that much more difficult, they jack up the price one month then the next they reduce it but tell us that my DH's visa does not allow him to go into Oman. What do you suppose will be the hitch this time? I am not tall enough to go to Oman? I must walk all the way there? The price is triple?

Well we'll see. Wish us luck.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Further Evidence of this thing they call "Spring"

Asalam Alaikum,

Look, look, Cauliflower-


And look, tomatoes-

Do you see that one in the middle, it is ripening, in FEBRUARY people. Wow it hurts a little just to think about it.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Spring in February?!?!?!?!?!

Asalam Alaikum,
So here is how far I have gotten in the FLS KAL-




I am just a really lazy knitter. I really want this sweater, I like the pattern the yarn is great but why can't I knit on it for more than 5 minutes at a time? Oh well, it'll get done eventually, I just have to make time to sit down and knit.

To distract you from my non-existent knitting(and the long time between posts)-

I will post pictures that will most likely make my mother who lives in Boston very jealous-

We have 5 chickens, and look, see that little white speck? That is an egg, they laid an egg in FEBRUARY!

Spring is here, don't blink, it will be summer here in a week.