Konichiwa! Hello! Aloha! Today officially marks our first month, or first 30 days, in Okinawa and the 2-month mark of moving out of our house in Bahrain. A LOT happens in 2 months when you're relocating to the opposite side of the globe. A LOT. I'm very happy to share that I'm typing this blog … Continue reading First 30 days in Okinawa, Japan
At first, the honking got to me and it made me all flabbergasted and stressed out. Over time, I've learned to distinguish between the honks and realized honking (not signals) is a form of communication between drivers. Here is my analysis and honking guide for Bahrain...
I'm about 9 months post date on my blogs. I seem to start blogs and then never get around to finishing them. But I still want to make sure I write down what I remember so our kids have memories. Let's be honest, so I have memories. This mommy memory loss is no joke. Here … Continue reading New Years in Sri Lanka
In addition to #bahrained there are also the regularly used #bahrainproblems and #inshallahtiming. Let me use my week to shed light on insiders' terms and give you a glimpse of what life can be like living in Bahrain. Note to reader: I did not make up any of this.
And just like that, we’ve been here for one year [eyes bulge out of disbelief]. In my mind, it feels more like 7 months. To Tad, he says even shorter. But alas, we’ve hit our 1-year Bahrainiversary and we are definitely in full stride. I had full intentions of writing a 1-year blog before we … Continue reading Happy 1 year Bahrainiversary to us!
Part of my initial shock and excitement of learning we were moving to Bahrain was flooded with memories of Oman. It felt like the experiences of my past were surely being connected to the present. I mean really, who goes to Oman on Spring Break? And then who moves to another Middle Eastern country 16 years later? Clearly my past was preparing me for my future as a globe trotting military spouse.
I consider myself rather imaginative. I can come up with really crazy stories, out there ideas and hypotheses. I’m a “free thinker” in so many ways. But never, ever, ever, EVER in a million years had I ever considered that people gave away birds as party favors, let alone be on the receiving end of this unimaginable concept. But it happened. Oh yes, it happened. And it happened to me last night.
And despite the germaphobe in me totally freaking out as Trace drug is lovie across the Bahrain and Dubai airports, flying with the kids was really fun. We learned that traveling with two toddlers comes with its perks, especially if they are crying...
In doing some computer and smart phone cleaning, I found some pieces I had begun to write when we first moved here. Rather than try to weave them into one long story as if they actually represented now, I figured I'd literally cut and paste.
Note: amateur blogger error. I swear I posted this weeks ago. No wonder no one had commented on it. Ooooops. A little dated now but still worth keeping around for a few laughs and memories. Enjoy! In past blogs, like all of them, I've used the phrase "same same, but different." In keeping true to my … Continue reading Same same, but different