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Today at Carrefour I found black eye peas. I wasnt really looking for them and am still on my quest to find brown rice.An entire aisle of rice and you have none that is brown?really?

The biscuits were a FAIL. Probably for two obvious reasons.I used soy milk instead of "real" milk AND the oven has no numbers on it.To say that I guessed about the temp is an understatement. Oh well.It wasnt that many ingredients.Next time Ill try the convection oven I just purchased and will use cow's milk.

This week was a short week. Went the police station Mon for field trip and to the dr.s Tues for my own trip,lol. And with the mini horror stories I wondered what I would encountered. A normal wait,esp for one who has no appointment. I was out of there in about an hour and 20 mins. Bring a  book.Its no love loss and a necessity if you want to get paid for missing a day of work.
The only thing is that I thought I was good upon getting a stamp in the hospital but the secretary says not so. Im going to ADEC to get the procedure from someone because noone seems to know and I dont like the runaround.
Price? Well, round trip to and from was about 40 dhm and 30 for the visit. I hear the stamp is 50.All together,thats about the price for copays back home SANS medicine and I left with a bag of it.Did I need it all for this visit?No but I or someone I know will need it at some point and it was free.

Thats all for this week.I STILL have pics to post but dont want to overload so Im stagnating them a bit. Also, its DUBAI SHOPPING FESTIVAL!!!!!!!!!! With that said,I am going there with a couple friends. Not that Ill buy a lot of stuff but there are huge sales and what better time to get things? Im sure my legs will want to give way once we are ready to leave the mall.AND we will have to spread out and meet up for lunch no doubt-before spreading out again,lol. Gotta go in this thing with a plan,lol.

Oh yeah, I think winter is over.As in came and went with less than a whisper.Its warming up again in the day,moreso than when we first got here I think and that was in October! This weather has gotten me spoiled I think and I worry about the heat armpits cant take it :-(.


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It's coming.

Piles of things with nowhere to go and an impending deadline. You have a million things to do so you begin the arduous task of figuring out what to keep and what to let go of. In the beginning, it seems easy enough. Maybe you don't have lots of things. In which case, the above picture will never be you. In most cases, however, just get your tissue ready. Or your bottle of libation. Whichever suits your fancy.

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Moroccanoil Soap

If youve read this blog for any length of time, Im sure youve gotten your laughs off my Moroccan bath experience. As crazy as that was for me, i believe I will be going to get one again, though at a much better establishment!
Today, I ran across this product

 And while waiting in line for a price, an Arabic lady gave it the once over, looked inside, and nodded her head in approval of what was inside. After seeing it was only 9.50 dhm, I got another. Once I try it, I will certainly give a review! In the meantime, here is information about the product-or products like this:

Moroccan Black Soap and How To Use It

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