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stepping out

Ive been doing quite a bit. A far cry from staying in my apartment on the couch, on the computer, doing nothing much.
When someone calls-Im up for it. I figure it would be a waste not to especially after Ive moved around the world. Bust the box wide open right?

Went out last night and several nights prior. Its fun and Ive been enjoying myself. Who needs sleep anyway? Just kidding. I definitely do and this wont continue after I begin work. I was beginning to feel like we were being jerked around. No placements for about three days but my mantra is "expect nothing" so with that I roll with the punches. I "knew" my school anyway so it was really just a wait and see. Ive heard good things about the school so all was well.

Tonite, after I got in I went straight to my email. Aside from looking to see where everyone else was, I checked my own and I am where I was told I would be. Happy times!!!!!!!

Tomorrow we are waking up early to go on a Dhow cruise. Man, Im going to be miserable in the morning. I still have pictures from the mosque to post as well as pics from eating at the Lebanese Flower-that deserves its very one post as anyone who knows me knows that my palette is very guarded,lol.

Im ready to get in the classroom BUT I have no idea what to expect. I am confident, however, that things will go well. I will be in kg1 from what I was told. This means I will be doing lots of nursery rhymes, songs, and poems. I also have to get a couple puppets redesigned to be acceptable for the classroom. No worries.

I do want to get some Abayas and I do want them to be pretty. After looking at the 60ish DHM ones Ive decided that they look kind of like church robes and not actually clothes. They have them with lots of colors and designs and they are quite beautiful. Maybe one for every day of the week? We will see.  .  . I have to find a tailor to make clothes for me as I do want varying colors.

Man, it is SO late-I have to lay something out to wear and get ready for bed. Tomorrow will most definitely include a nap. I was ensured by Christen that if this boat was holey that she would indeed save me and I gave her my permission to knock me out if necessary and that I wouldnt be upset with her,lol. *There you have it in writing*

And to "mission impossible", Thanks for showing us the city and making it a fun place to be! Tell MMMMMMM I said hi,lol.Looking forward to more adventures :-).

More pictures will follow soon-it just takes them so long to load. . .and internet isnt free!!!!

Ma Salaama
Tamam InShallah


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