Monday, October 01, 2007

Haven't posted lately......

It's been crazy these past two months. I kept my kids home in August because I thought my mom was coming to visit. But my dad fell ill and the plans were cancelled. I was okay with it but my kids were not, especially the oldest. They really thought that they might see there grandparents, but anyway it was a pretty busy month. Having all of them home at the same time was very trying for me but I tried to make the best of it. September came and they went back to school, they were so happy. I was happy too, LOL.
The Holy month Ramadan came in the middle of September. It's busy here in Egypt. Stores don't open until 11 or 12 pm and then are rushing to close by 5, so it gets crazy. People buying groceries last minute and have to carry it home because they won't deliver until after the breaking of the fast. Stores open again until very late, sometimes past 1 am. I have so much to do in the coming months. I am going back to arabic school in about two weeks. I can't wait, I feel I need to learn and practice to learn this language. It so much easier for the kids, of course.
My latest mission is to get myself a new digital camera. My camera is just too old. I have to smack it a couple of times to get the display on. It lasted me many years, but as soon as the kids started messing with it, that was it. It order for me to repair it, it will cost about 2oo dollars. I don't think so, I will just get a new one soon.
Doing some fall cleaning. The screens I can say it the worst to clean. I can't snap them out so I have to use a spray bottle with detergent and hot water. The dust and sand in the air makes them look brown. Somehow in the the middle of all of this I have to get back to my knitting. I have taught a egyptian friend of mine how to crochet and loom knit. She has already made a pair of socks and a bag on the loom. I am currently helping her make a sweater for her daughter for the winter. It get really cold here. In two weeks I will be going to Alexandria, I can't wait. Hopefully I will be able to get a disposable camera at least to take some pics.