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spoke too soon

because today I got a call asking if I wanted Etisalat to come today.
ummm. OF COURSE!!!
I figured it would be at least a week before hearing anything. She said the computers were down. I noticed a distinct difference in her demeanor after she read my visa before copying it. When she turned around she gave me a smile and asked what I taught. I kindly thanked her at the end and left.

FYI. . .I no longer look like the Michelin man!!! I am happy about that. Now that I am back to my "regular" self, its time to move in the opposite direction and shed a few lbs. not only are the clothes here cute and smaller, but I need to make sure things stay in place ;P.

Walking to the cab drop daily helps. So does walking through the malls, to the malls, through back roads, to the bank, to eat, to get X,Y,Z done. . .you get it.
I made bread pudding today. IT TURNED OUT WELL GRANNY!
I gave some to the owners at YAFOOLIs. Please forgive typo in last entry. I hope they like it. My friend, the old man was there and (of course) wanted me to sit and talk to him. I told him Id see him in two days. Ill keep my word,lol.
A salon is opening above me and we get 50% off as residents of the building. My friends will as well. *dont try to be my friend now* lol. J/K

I should so be asleep right now. The internet surely is the devil! Im going to wash my face and head to bed. I took a nap today and it was oh so good!
Today was great, yummy leftovers,washer delivered, internet set up,clean clothes, and a good nights rest right after this punctuation mark.



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