Getting back into a routine now that we are home from vacation. I spent two days uploading pictures to various networking site's wondering the whole time why did I take so many darn pictures. My fear of never getting back to Greece prompts my to take a pictures of every single thing I want to remember. Lord I hope my memory does not fail! LOL
I have a month to get ready for Shannon's visit and I can't wait. It will be great to catch up in person. I am so glad we have email and networking sites but I really miss sitting face to face with family and friends talking to them. Sure beats waiting on snail mail.
We went to the BX after we returned and guess what they had-Christmas Tree's. As we were walking out they had them in a corner. So now the dilemma begins... We have always had a live Christmas tree, being in a Muslim country and the desert to boot I realize that a real tree is more than likely out of the question but do we get an artificial tree. I also have read enough very informative blogs from people who have been here that say if you see something buy it cause you may not find it again. So I may have missed the opportunity and this may not be an issue anyway. Only one person on our team had a tree shipped over with their stuff. I used to be so organized! I wish I had thought that far a head.
The other day James and I were walking through our town here and we came upon a older women getting out of a car being driven by a younger man. Clearly the woman was struggling getting out of the car. So being us, I asked her Do you need some help? Her reply was thank you thank you so not quite sure she is understanding I ask her again and her reply is the same thank you thank you so I hold her arm as she steps up on the sidewalk and James is trying to open her gate. She thanked us again and then the younger man rolled the window and thanked us too. Not a big deal because we would do that at home without a second thought. So our discussion the rest of the way home was why are we so hesitant to be ourselves here?