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I sit here watching HGTV and typing away on my computer. Ive been doing this for days now. Apartment is pretty much empty and the hubby is there getting rid of the last few things before working one last weekend and coming home. People ask if Im excited yet and I dont think that it has hit me quite yet. I mean, I am excited but not like I will be when I get the ticket, or even when I get ready to board the plane, or especially when I finally get on Etihad!!!

My legs are propped over my knee roller, which I got (again) today for the last stretch of this whole cast situation. Its cool and Im thankful to be healing properly and relaxing at home not doing too much of anything. I have awhile before I am forced to condence one last time before the final move. I am not looking forward to that task.

I write before my departure with the next group in mind. I spent months reading about the experience of others and researching any and everything I could about Abu Dhabi and the UAE. Out of everything I read, the experience of others is what helped me to make up my mind. With that said, I dont know what I would be thinking right now if I were to go on TA/FB right now with some of the posts. While I am empathetic about everyone's feelings, I do think SOME people are just plane ol' gripers. Should everyone call them on it? I dont know. I can also say that now that we are down to the last part of this process before we depart, people are starting to show some of what they are made of. I have had my words taken out of context once and I didnt really like how it felt but handled it in stride.

I used to be the type that had the patience of a firecracker and would lose it quickly with others. Im happy to say that is no longer the case and I do think it has been in preparation for a move such as this. I hope that moods even out and that people are able to adapt quickly and smoothly to the culture. I do believe that, as Americans, we tend to be self absorbed. . .that we are taught to be in school. . .and that some cultures here are worse than others in that regard. Yeah, no one is perfect, blah blah blah,lol. I do get disgusted, however, with the behavior and thought process that goes behind that. Just who do you think you are and why do you think someone owes you or that you are entitled?? Well, I know the answer(s) to that.

ANYWAY, that is neither here nor there.

Patience, patience,patience!!!

People are getting "orders" of where they are living and where they will be working. I was a little disappointed after hearing that the email of city we will be living in only went to those already there. Its ok. Im still going with the flow. Hopefully, Ill be updating soon with some information although I know I wont be traveling until after September 16th because THATS when my cast comes off.

In due time. . .in due time

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  1. Hi! I found your blog via the TA fb page and just wanted to say hello. Looks like a lot of teacher blogs have kind of stuttered to a halt in the past week, so I'm hoping your almost ready to go! Enjoy this last week in the US.

    Looking forward to reading more about living and working in the UAE, as I hope to take part in such an adventure in January.

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