Sunday, October 30, 2011

You take the good, you take the bad.....

I feel like I finally have my LIFE back!  The summer sucks every bit of energy, life, happy mood, etc out of you.  But now the weather is back to normal temperatures and the nights are perfect.  We've been outside as much as we can be.  This weekend we spent a lot of time outside (more to come on that in later blog posts) and we've been back at the pool in full force. 

Tonight Min and I went for a walk outside and then headed to the pool for night swimming. It's quiet in the evenings, they have pretty lights on the trees around the pool and the hot tub is always on!   Mmmm..I love it! 

So what have we been up to since being back from the States?

Apparently I've been learning how to put on an abaya. I forgot about this photo and just found it tonight when I was downloaded all the pictures from my camera.  Some women wear this kind where it is one piece and the thingy goes on your head, too.  Sort of like those baby bath towels that have the head part built in.  We went to visit our friend in Oman and her mom just started putting it on me one day before we left.  Always fun to try.

And our grill cover came back home...on its own!  I don't know how or what...but it was a miracle.  It flew off the grill by itself in one of those crazy sandstorms in late August.  We thought that we were going to have to buy another one. Then one day, we walked outside of our gate and there it was!  Ta-daaaa!!  Woop woop!  Trey called it an Eid miracle.   My hair in this pictures sure looks like an Eid miracle, too. I think that "sand storm" was still blowing or something. 

And last weekend, we got invited to one of the UAE teams football (soccer) matches in Abu Dhabi.  It was nice because we got to sit in the VIP section. I don't think that I would go if I couldn't....only because the spectators are ALL men.  No problem. We did it in Palestine.  But no need to do it here.  It was fun, though and again...great to be outside!  There was an air conditioned part with nice chairs and big windows looking out onto the field, but we wanted to be outside.  I tried to wear team colors as you can see....always trying to be the best spectator:)  It was a lot of fun. I hope that we can go again. I think we're going to try to find a way to get ourselves invited to a game here in Al Ain. I don't know how, but I'll try:)

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