Friday, March 27, 2009

Weather in Texas

The great thing about weather in Texas if you don't like it wait a minute and it will change. The only weather I like is middle of the summer when its very hot around 100 and dry. That's why I wanted to move to Egypt I thought desert hot dry no humidity perfect for me. Turns out in 2008 it was hotter in Texas than in Egypt go figure.
I love thunderstorms and I have missed the rumble of thunder in Egypt. I don't mind the rain if it's in the summer but I hate it when it's 80 one day and by the afternoon it's 30. You laugh everyone from Texas knows it can sleet in the am and be 80 by sunset.
The other day a front came through and brought some weird clouds with the cooler temps. They did say on the news what kind of clouds they were but I can't remember (sorry).

About my trip home so far. The first week I was here it rained, not a little rain alot of rain. Turns out there has been a drought here so of course we have to catch up on rainfall the first week I was home. It's was okay though my car has been giving me trouble since I got here and its keep me pretty close to home. I am getting it fixed as we speak. Thank you Donald!

We (James flew in the second week I was here) have gotten our border collie certified and cleared to fly and he has his ticket and will be flying home with James earlier than me. James forgot to ask for a ticket that can be changed so I will be here a couple of weeks longer than James and Jac Pott. We have movers coming next week and have been trying to spend time with friends and family close to home because of car issues. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I can get to seeing everyone a little farther away. My sister lives in East Texas and I did not get to visit with her before we left last July so I will for sure be in East Texas some of the time.

So I am pretty sure that I have covered the same things in the last couple of blogs. Not really anything new to talk about. I am really looking forward to being back in Egypt and getting back to day to day life there.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Team Work

James is flying in to help me get things taken care of because I have not been able to get one thing accomplished since I have been in Texas.

This has been such a frustrating trip and I hate not being able to get things done on my own. You know I am an independent women after all! James says he has never known me to ask for help and need help doing anything in 20 plus years of marriage!

Sometimes we have to ask for help and although I am not comfortable asking for help I am a firm believer that we all at one time or another needs help.

Still don't have my dog certified to fly over to Egypt, don't have the final word from LM of how they want to fly him or if they will even pay for-although they did agree to it in July when we came over.

My truck still is not working right, still have have not visited with my sister and her grand daughters, still have to pack up rest of the house and have movers pick up stuff and store it.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Finally seeing the sun here in Texas

Okay so just in time the sun has come out. I am happy to report that there will be no body. If you know me you know what that means! lol

I have enjoyed being home although I feel like I am running in circles not gotten too much accomplished yet because I am waiting for the powers that be to give us the information on shipping our dog and storing the rest of our belongings while we are in Egypt.

I still have family and friends I've not seen as of yet, but we or I will before we leave the country. James has been working hard to take care of as much as he can so that I have time for visiting.

I have talked more on my cell phone this past week than I have the last 6 months. It's kinda nice just going whenever I want but I do love my life in Egypt is so nice and stress free (thank you James for taking me to a 3rd world country) who would have guessed I would love it. So I can't wait to get back.

I have not taken one single picture while I have been home because I forgot to grab the camera. So I will post pictures when James brings the camera.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

In Texas :(

I really miss Egypt! It's cold and rainy here in Texas. The good weather was last week. I am working on getting Jac Pot (my border collie) ready to travel to Egypt. We got the second year (hooray) contract so that's what is making this trip great. I have seem my son, seen my bff that came to Egypt and my niece and my bff Angela took me to get a rental car. Each visit has been short too short but hopefully one more day of non stop phone calls and I can get to some serious visiting. I have not eaten at one resturant or fast food places-trying to loose a few pounds. Praying for great news on Thursday. Need to go out of town to spend sometime with my sister and go see the ocean. I need to get my hair done, my nails done, my expedition fixed, my house packed, my dog certified to travel, whew I am tired.

Jet lagg is not back coming back home! I did very well for traveling by myself for the first time. I miss my husband we never do well when we are apart. We can't sleep, I can't eat and we are on the phone alot. I miss my husband.