Monday, April 27, 2009

Trying to figure out my new role.....

So here it is my baby (all 6' of him) is going home (Texas) this week and I have to say I am a little lost. Don't get me wrong I am very excited for him as he begins this next phase of his life, but I just had not planned on what I would be doing at this point. As strange as that sounds I just did not plan on what I would want to be doing and even if I had I am sure in would not have been here in Egypt. Maybe I did and that explains why I am so lost. I miss the family I worked for and the work that I did for them but I am happy not to be working at this point its nice to not to have to work right now.

I have not made a secret about being post menopausal, and while I looking back can see that the changes started well over a year ago I feel I have just in the last few months gotten it some what under control.

Which brings me back to that my children are grown and I am at 42 trying to find what my path will be. I am in Egypt and for the first time since my babies were toddlers I am not working. Wow no wonder I am so taken aback by this.

I guess it's just a time for reflection and find where my path will lead me. Have I said how very blessed I have been.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

My dog

The other day we took our dog to the Wadi Degla Protected area and I learned a few things I did not know about him.
First of all he is afraid of heights! Just like his owner and no it's not James. The second thing I learned was that when he is finished playing he will get back in the car and he will not get back out. We stopped while driving back to the entrance because I spotted sea shells (yes in the desert) and James and I got out of the car and went out of eye sight of our car we left the doors opened and continued to call him trying to coax him out with not luck.
I have also learned that if we go for a long walk around town Jac Pott would prefer to take the elevator instead of walking the steps up four flights of stairs (come on really if I can take the stairs he can) Maybe he has jet lag too.
I don't know what to say about all the cats that we come across during our walk. The funniest thing that has happened while walking is that we came across a puppy sleeping and Jac Pott didn't pay it any mind and the puppy once it hears us jumps up yelping like we hit it (of course we didn't) and runs then once we are a good way down the road starts barking like it finally found its nerve. Jac Pott still is not paying any attention to all of this. For the most part our walks are very uneventful thank goodness. We get asked alot if Jac Pott is a wolf he is not he is a pure bred border collie. While he has never hearded he has the instinct to do so since both parents were working championship sheep and cow hearders.
He has learned the sound of the elevators and knows when someone is in them. We had him groomed the other day and instead od using clippers like they do at home they did it by scissors and it looks really very good.

Thursday, April 16, 2009