Thursday, January 30, 2014

So, it has been days and days of reading others FB posts about receiving their golden tickets.  At first, I was soooo excited!  Yay, somebody got their ticket!  I realize now that I was happy for myself, imagining that I would be next!  As more and more time passes, and others keep receiving their golden tickets, (albeit 36 out of 150 is not many), I am feeling more and more horrible!  I thought I was going to be out of here last week! I quit my job (as did many, many others), because I thought I would be gone, in sunny UAE by now! I'm really trying not to whine but I am beginning to doubt this will ever happen!  And that's not a good sign!  Sigh... I know this is real, however, a little communication from the powers that be, even "no ticket yet", would be better than this vortex I'm currently in!

And, to top it off, I'm tired of the book I am reading!  I am on the 5th book in the series and the main character has not developed into her personality at all.  And she needs too!  It's amazing how I feel stuck and even the book I'm reading is stuck!  Ughhh!

Looking forward to a year from now when I can look back at this and laugh.  Haha...ha...h...not yet!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


This is how I feel right now. And I know of at least 150 other potential ADEC teachers that feel the same way.  Why, you might ask yourself, or...ask me.  Because we are still here!  I just received an email from TeachAway, which has been awesome btw, saying it could be another 2 weeks!! 2 weeks!!!  I don't know about other folks, but I don't want to have to buy another thing here!  No toilet paper, no paper towels, no more grocery shopping... I want to be in a lovely, clean hotel room where I have new crisp & clean sheets daily! And in a place that is 8,000 miles from my current location!  Ok, enough with the whining.  I'm sure there are 149 other folks who are feeling exactly the same as me at the moment.  Sigh, I'm sure I will be in Abu Dhabi in good time, inshallah.  Hopefully, before I run out of money!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Welcome to my blog!!!

So, my daughter and I are off on our next adventure in....United Arab Emirates!  We had an awesome 5 years in Seoul, South Korea and now we are ready to continue our cultural adventure in Abu Dhabi!  And, I have to say, it is a real adventure!  We don't know what city we will be living in, what school I will be teaching in or where Ajenai will go to school, we don't know when I will start working or what grade I will teach.  All we know is that adventure awaits!  And we're ready for it!