I thought I would be in Egypt by now. I am missing that which I have gotten used too. The masjids, the people, the adhans at prayer times. I miss opening my balcony doors and feeling that warm air come in. I miss trying to speak Arabic, which I hope I didn’t forget the little I know. I miss my neighbor. Although I don’t know how long I will staying there, but I am hoping to get back and finish our purpose there.
I finally picked up my crochet hook and said the heck with it. I am stealing this time. Leave me alone with a good show from Animal Planet, Create, Discovery and I am good to go. I am making a shawl. This was a shawl I started 4 years ago and left it in a plastic bin in my mothers basement. It was neatly stashed away in a ziploc baggie. How wonderful. It looked like I just put it in there the day before. I am determined to finish it. Among other things, a pair of socks that I brought with me half way done.
I love the libraries in NY. I go to the library in the Bronx all the time with my kids. We even homeschool in the library four times a week. Wow, I haven’t seen so many books in a long time, old, current and new. Why buy when you can borrow?
I went to Barnes & Nobles about 2 weeks ago and that surely was a treat. I had to nearly drag myself out. Didn’t want to go . Kept on seeing books I wanted to look at. I purchased a book on drawing, oragami and the latest Betty Crocker Cookbook. I have one in Egypt. It is soooo used. Sheets have stains, and show signs of lots and lots of use. Sooo, I needed a new one. I would like to buy myself a book holder so I can have it sitting up and plus its easier to read.
I want to get myself a cd player so I can put it in my kitchen. I have so many tapes and cds but the radios in Egypt are crappy and break easily. I have started filling up a tote bag of seasons and things I want to take with me to Egypt. I have some new seasonings, sazon(of course), crystal light, and other little goodies.
Hope I get to finish my shawl so I can post my picks.