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Halas!

I am finally a resident of Abu Dhabi. Fairly quick.Definitely painless. Well worth the wait. So glad things have gone the way they have. I really feel blessed.

Today was a free day and lots of partying took place. I have plenty of pics to post. Of this and old pics that Ive uploaded but done nothing with. Ive got to do better,lol.

But I have a week or so to do that. Eid is upon us although Im not as excited as those whove been here awhile because-well, I JUST got here,lol.

I can sponsor now. . .not in a rush though. Let the "missingness" simmer,lol. Paper work will take a little time. We are still on schedule. God definitely has been hearing and answering prayers and Im so thankful!

Been learning Arabic words and theyre helpful for redirection. Soon, InShallah, words will turn to sentences and so on. . .

Clothes are oh so cute but Im not going to get sucked in. After looking at my rooms, I have room for a wall to wall closet. I know I cant and wont buy  loads of clothes though. I DO however, want lots of cute clothes and clothes that I will actually wear. At home I had lots that I didnt. I need to whip it into shape because I want some tights to wear with a plain,cute top and some accessories. Easy and cute ;P

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