Thursday, March 27, 2008

Project: Dream House Update

Our house has now seen some major changes, its exciting... we've received the Aluminum doors to the external kitchen and the back door... we also have a little cute chimney over the oven and I can't wait to get out of the office today and take a zillion pictures for all of you to see..

We've also now started to go around and get the bathroom accessories, we're looking out for Grohe fittings so we know its going to be quite expensive. I'm glad we're covered on this part of the budget.

Well, I'm going to have to admit. Last week, I got a shock when I discovered that I had made a stupid miscalculation and made us officially BD 4,ooo dinars short of completing the project and the actual moving in... Financial planning was completely my husband's responsibility ... but I was helping out when that mistake happened... But hopefully things will workout... Somehow, we'll find a solution...

I'm just in a good mood today and wanted to boast this gorgeous plant I bought yesterday...

Anyone knows what its called?



Could it be the decadant chocolate cake that I just had, thats to blame for my uplifted spirit?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

On blogging and the world around me

I've been wondering lately about my blog...

What do I really want to say to the world?

Where is this going?

Should I just delete the blog with one simple click of a mouse?

Can I make a difference in the word, even if in the slightest of chances, to make someone realize the world can be a better place. Maybe not, I'm not that significant, nor my opinions, nor my talents, nor my communications abilities, not that exhilarating, not that breathtaking.

So what should this blog say?

Is it a parenting blog?

Is it a blog of special concerns?

Is it a political views blog?

Is it a feminist blog?

Is it a constuction project blog?


I've been wondering about life as well?

What do I want from life?

Where am I going? Where will I be 10 years from now?

Do I continue to pursue a successful career? or do I want to focus on my family? Can I make that choice?

Its sickening sometimes, to have to go on, or to even have these thoughts. Thoughts of my days becoming cumbersome, rather than looking forward to another day...

I've been feeling depessed, these past few days...

Its tough to balance parenting, a demanding career, construction project, life, and family, and extended family, and courtesies, and on and on and on.... Its suffocating sometimes...

But I have to move on..


Well... after some musing I guess this blog is anything I want it to be,

Any thoughts, fustrations, triumphs, flops, disappointments, celebrations can be spilled out here, that is if I have the chance...
So here's to this blog...
May it be the vent of all emotions that make me human...

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

George Galloway

A bow, a salute, to the Voice of Reason in an unjust world.
George Galloway
Welcome to Bahrain

Monday, March 17, 2008

The Good Earth

I'm currently reading this amazing book. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck.

Its the kind of book that speaks to your soul. A story that is universal in many aspects.

I've been up many nights reading and wondering what would happen next...

Wang Lung and O-Lan working hard on their land, and experiencing life as it unfolds before them. A timeless classic

A Must read...

Dreaming of home...

The last stages of construction can be very frustrating. When we first started building our dream home, the structure of the house was completed in under 6 months... I was thrilled...I thought we could easily move in in the next 2 to 3 months, and that I was being realistic! But boy was I wrong... Its now been a year and a half and we're still no where near ready.

I'm not trying to be pessimistic, but everytime I go to our new house, I just wish I could live here already. I just want space for my children to grow, I want to be comfortable and happy, and I want to be as creative as I can get with its decor. I want to have my family and friends over, I want to sleep within the walls of that house and know that I am in my own home. I want to wake up and hve breakfast in the kitchen and laze around a cool afternoon with my kids and husband. I want to see those bloody movers come inand move all our stuff already...

We're going to start painting the exterior this week, so I'm excited that a major change will happen soon.
The windows are now fixed, so we will be able to fix the gypsum on the ceilings, as there are a few cracks here and there, due to the circulation of air inside the house.
The compound has been laid with the reddish stone that we loved... However, because we started from the other side of the house, it doesn't align with the walls in the front of the house... Its kind of odd looking but there's nothing to do about it now... Its already been fixed, and we can't remove all of the pieces that hav already been fixed.
I love the house sooooo much and love how it looks now... can't stop dreaming about it...
More updates soon

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Blackberry blues...

...and just when I started enjoying my N95, I get a Blackberry shoved at me!


I'm not thrilled. Now they can hound me anytime. No more work-free weekends, no more stress-free evenings...

Blackberry's camera sucks... I got the Blacberry 8300, which looks more like a calculator than my exciting, music playing, 5MP camera possessing N95. What should I do now? Should I just sell my N95 or keep 2 phones? I would hate to do that though. I can hardly carry one phone!


Why me?

I'm reminded of Alanis Morisette's song: Isn't it Ironic?

Monday, March 10, 2008

My new N95

its snuggly charging at home, taking its 16 hour charge while I dream of it at work... I can't wait to go home and start playing with it.

There are two main reasons why I bought it (on the spur of the moment) last night:

1. My son loves Spiderman 3

2. The 5 megapixel camera

But I don't know how I'm going to transfer my 500++ contacts from my memory chip...

The N95 doesnot have a chip place thing...


To make a statement

Lately in Bahrain, Arson has picked up as the latest trend to make any sort of political statement you want. You don't like someone, you burn a car next to their house to prove your point, you dn't like someone else you burn their library!
God Help us...

It doesn't pay to be cowardly...


Sunday, March 09, 2008

Geant-smart move

I have been doing my monthly shopping at Geant ever since it has openend in Bahrain, and it has always bothered me the amount of plastic bags one small family can consume. It is scary.

With the new decision of charging money for plastic bags and he introduction of the Jute reusable bags, I am much delighted. I shall go ahead and buy 10 of those bags because I would imagine thats how many I would need as we fill up two carts for the whole month!!!

Fantastic, way to go Geant...Hope others will follow suit...



Children in Gaza

used as Target practise

Scared and scarred for life...

Palestine and the dead Arab Conscience ...