Saturday, April 06, 2013

Should I still blog?

Hello all!

I've been wondering...should I still blog? Its become harder and harder to get to this site and most of my friends no longer blog or check blogs. Yet on the flip side as we are heading to Bosnia, I think I should keep up the blog as a sort of travelog, like I did when I was in Copenhagen. Of course that is assuming I would have some time in Bosnia to write (maybe at work??).

What do you think?

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Argo and other thoughts

We just watched Argo last night...good film. I was surprised.  I wasn't expecting it to be so well made. Of course, it was definitely a work of fiction. It shows the initative to get the American's out of Iran as a State department brainchild but the truth is that the Canadians came up with the plot. The Carter administration didn't have any idea how to get those 6 Americans out of the country.

I will say this, after watching the film, I a bit apprehensive about working in an American embassy, thankfully, I am going to a country where they still puport to love America. Fingers crossed!

Big news on this end....I am expecting! This is also what has kept me from the blog, I have been throwing up all the time and also came down with the stomach flu! It was awful! I had to go to the hospital. Ugh!

I find it hilarious that the first year I have moved away from Phoenix, they get snow. Go figure. And over here in DC, we have gotten very little. I shouldn't really complain because next year we will be living in Bosnia and it snows a ton over there!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

When someone is wrong

How do you deal with someone when they are in the wrong but they turn the tables and say "you take yourself too seriously?" 

If my toddler child makes an entire mess of the apartment while my husband is suppose to be watching her, who is at fault? And am I not allowed to get upset?

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Bulllying


I woke up this morning and wished I had this view.
 
For some reason, I was thinking about an this guy from my high school. We were not friends. He was just someone in my graduating class. What I distinctly remember about him was how he would get bullied so much. He was a lanky glasses wearing kid, of Chinese descent. He didn't seem to fit in. One time he was getting bullied and I felt so bad, unfortunately, being a nerd myself there was little I could do to end his torment. Later on in the school year, I remember, we were in some class together, and the bullies were busy making fun of someone else, this kid, Matthew was his name, he joined in! I was outraged! He of all people should have understood how awful it was to be bullied. At that moment I lost all sympathy for the razing he got.
 
Even today I can't understand people like that, for example the person who is on medicare but doesn't want others to have it, the person who cashs an unemployment check but than votes so others don't get it, or my favorite (clarence thomas) the one who uses affirmative action to get to the highest court of the land than wants to kick the ladder away.
 
How were these people raised? To not feel empathy for their fellow man? and if that is the way they are, why do they expect me to feel compassion for them???


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Holiday video

 
Someone sent me this video to open on Christmas day - I did and loved it. Most definitely put a smile on my face. Enjoy!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Gun Control

Thanks for everyone's suggestions on the condolence message. I called and sent a card. Sadly soon after this post, the tragedy at Newton, CT happened. I cried in the car before I went in to pick up the baby at the daycare. It just broke my heart.

I know sincew the incident there has been a lot of talk about gun control, but I am highly skeptical. I remember after Columbine there were grandiose plans as well but came of that?? In 2001 I walked in the Million Mom march, I really thought we were going to make a difference. Nothing happened. For some reason, unbeknownst to me, the NRA and the gun lobby hold all of our politicans by their ba&#s.

I am just jaded, all this talk about gun control, blah, blah, blah, unless we see a diametric shift in our thinking (Americans) about guns and violence, I don't see any change being made possible.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Losing a child

A family member of mine just lost a child. A baby girl, she was one year's old. We knew this was coming, the doctor had told the family before the baby was born that there was something wrong. Yet it is still sad.

I think the hardest thing for me, is what to say, do for this family member? She lives in Texas we live in Virginia. Should I call? Is a donation to a charity in the name of the baby ok? I am so awful with these things. A good friend of mine, RedHeaded Rover, is fantastic with knowing just the right thing to say to comfort a person - I envy this skill of hers. She is the daughter of a minister, I need to insist she teach me.

Here I am, MashAllah with a healthy baby and my dear sister-in-law has lost her baby, will she even want to hear from me?? Sigh.