Nic. You're just right, that's all. I dreamed of you last night. Of all the people, you were doing something...developing some sort of community organization thing, here in the UAE. And just before I woke up, I was telling you how awesome I thought it was, and how badly needed it is here, and I'm glad you're doing it, even though I'll be out of here before the benefit ever appears. It was weird, but it was extremely comforting to see you and talk with you. So there.
All these dongoes...I'm struggling not to fall into those ranks. I just can't afford to for my own well-being. Dh just breakfasted with the kids and sat down in front of the TV. We wanted to go out last night but the kids were tired after school, so I think we might try to head into town this AM and goof off until prayer time. Weather seems such that we could probably hit the beach midday without being too hot. So the beaches will surely be packed, but still. Need to keep the active thing going.
The novel? Notsogood. But it goes on, little by little. It's hard. I get caught up in other, stress-inducing parts of my life and obsess over them instead of working. Sound familiar to anyone? Yeah. Anyway.
MelW, that kind of incompetence is what's pushing me to back out with these people. I mean, I got the offer a long time ago, and not only are they slow, they aren't keeping me updated at all. Latest was they are telling me I might have to be able to provide an attested copy of my degree. Which would mean contacting the registrar and paying them to produce a copy and send it to the UAE embassy in DC, where it would be attested and sent here. Um, considering the other paperwork I'm currently prodding to circle the globe, I don't think so. That said, I am lucky to be in a position where it is truly a choice. It's disappointing to have to deal with this when you are trying to shore up your big picture. I hope all is well for your family.
Plady, when is the show? Will you then get a bit of a break?
Sparkle, marbling Nice in a steak, not so good for the abs. Planking over the books?
So, Reb's got her ticket! She got a great price out of Chicago, if anyone wants to come along with her. She's coming less than a week after my parents leave, and will be here...well, her full travel itinerary spans 10 days, but it's more like 8 with travel time. February is a great time to leave the dreariness, right? I am trying to get one more friend to visit after Reb and before we leave.
I am also ready, I think, to really investigate home/online schooling. There is an online charter at home I could investigate (is public and would be free), and K12 has an office here. I am thinking that it might be an option to spend more/better time with dh, since I could get the kids and me out of this place for a lot longer than just the worst two months of summer. We could see about doing halves AND having dh spend his month's vacay in the US when we are there. Depending on finances, we could investigate one more trip to meet up somewhere, and I think we could have a livable life and a good education for the kids. As it stands now, academically the school is OK, but socially it's f@ck*d up, and the kids are gone from 6:35A until 3:35P. That's a longer day than dh does.