Thursday, July 24, 2008

Soul Time

The best part of my career is ...
My annual leave...

Have a Soulful time everyone...

Monday, July 21, 2008

Rita by Marcel Khalife

To Palestine...
To all victims of human rights violation all over the world.

Israeli shoots Palestinian with hands bound point blank

Where are human rights today? Where is the world as this Palestinian is shot at point blank while blindfolded with his hands bound behind his back. In a most vulnerable state as a human being.
Where is the US from this? I wonder if this Israeli soldier will be thrown in jail for this blatant human rights violation. Though, I doubt it


Currently Reading ...

The Last Juror by John Grisham

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The Whole Wheat Battle

Every morning,I wage a mini battle with my kids. They run to the kitchen, hoping to get there before me, to enjoy white bread or their favorite bleached cereal. But as soon as I am in there, I try to feed them what's good for them. I try!

For Lunch, its the same thing. They come home and expect white pasta or the more traditional white rice and can't imagine themselves eating anything with a tinge of brown.

What is a career mom to do? I need to rush to the office in the morning and don't have much time to argue, so I am sad to say that they win more often than I would like. HELP

I'm supposed to raise my children on whole wheat in a white bread world!

I hate white bread, who invented it & why? who thought of bleaching nature's beautiful bounties, nature's warm colors & goodness to deliver to our tables the un-nutritional white products? They must be evil....

Seriously... white bread is bad for you

The problem in Bahrain is not all nearby grocery stores (what we call cold stores) have brown bread on their shelves. I have to go all the way to a bakery to buy brown bread which is 5 times the price of white bread and then I come home to wage the Wheat Battle with my kids! & Brown Rice is out of the question. When you go into a shop to ask for it, they don't even know what you're talking about! Even whole wheat pasta doesn't seem to be readily available...

What's a caring mama gotta do to get her little kiddies to be whole wheat kids...


Sunday, July 06, 2008

Home Sweet Home...Update III

Some images from the Home Front.

Our doors finally fixed. I love the natural wood color but apparently this has to be painted a darker color. Don't ask! Something about the wood panels used not being solid or something along that direction.

Our cars in the garage! Yipee!

I'm in love with these windows which are on top of the main staircase. They flood this place ith light!


Summer Fun

I've been trying to get my kids into a routine since school has been out. They've been kind of bored, loitering around all morning, waiting for 2 really beat parents to join in games, crayons, and craft projects!!!

With kids around, you always need to be a Soul Mama, they need your undivided attention, love and care. And I can only give them just that.

Here is a list of what I plan to do for them in the coming few weeks...

1. Buy a few books; they love it when we read to them, Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss is one of them.
2. Craft Central, I've been thinking of putting together some projects for them to get busy with during the day, including painting, puzzles, math worksheets, etc.
3. I've signed them up for some Quran classes in the morning, a little bit of spirituality to open up their minds.
4. They love swimming and the beach, so maybe once or twice a week, a trip to AlBandar

Can't wait for my annual leave in August, I seriously need some quality family time!


Thursday, July 03, 2008

Home Sweet Home...Update II

Home Sweet Home...

Its been a while since I've updated you on what's happening on the Home Construction Front. Its been slow. That's for sure, but really annoying.

1. The carpenter is taking his time finishing the wood work,
2. The pipefitter still needs to fix all the piping,
3. The Aluminum guy is brings a window here & a door there!
4. A few odds & ends that go on and on and on and on and on ...

The excuses are endless.
The most intense part of construction is the finishing. Really. "Tanateesh" is what that's called in Bahrain... & we're being seriously "Tanateeshed" at the moment...
*That's Seif my son, peering in the second pic

But with the prices of construction materials going up like crazy, it has left us a little dazed. We barely missed the 20% 0r 30% hike in all construction materials.

Will update you soon with more images...



Tuesday, July 01, 2008

When words get lost in my mind...

What do you do when words fail you? What do you say when you can't remember the words to say it? How do you continue or end a conversation if you can't remember the words to say it?