Saturday, December 6, 2008


Today was really a good day for me. Even though I was completely exhausted (owing to a certain child being way off this time zone who kept me up until 3 am!!!), I'm feeling really "home" here now that I'm back.

First off the weather was amazing! In the morning we were in the mid 60's and only rose up to about 74 degrees for a high. Then, wonder of wonders, it rained. And not just a few sprinkles, but an actual downpour caused by a thunderstorm that lasted for hours!!!!!! It was heaven. I had all the doors open so we could listen to the sound of the raindrops (and the hail!!) as they hit the ground and, more noticeably, the metal roof of my car cover. It was great!!!

Also, I went out to do my grocery shopping and found everything on my list. A rare occurrence here in Doha!! Actually, I was so excited about one find. As a Christmas gift, my mother had given me a Sandra Lee cookbook. One of the recipes called for ginger preserves, which I had NEVER heard of and figured I'd never find it here of all places. Well, sure enough, I did!! I'll let you know how the recipe turns out.

Happily, we got the call that my missing suitcase has arrived here. Hubby has run over to the airport to pick it up, and I'm so excited to find out what I was missing!! I know of a few things, but I honestly don't remember all that was in there.

And today we got our Christmas tree and the bulk of the other decorating done. It looks very nice, if I do say so myself. It's making it a little homier somehow. And while shopping, I picked up a Glade apple cinnamon candle, so it's even smelling like Christmas!!

Lastly, Emily hasn't cried at all today. That's huge right there and I'm totally grateful.

So it's been a super great day here in Doha. Hooray!!!


stacey said...

i am glad you got to return with good feelings. probably will be so helpful to kids, especially emily!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great day. I am always amazed at the things I am learning about Doha. Ginger preserves and KFC..who woulda thunk?

Nancy M. said...

I'm glad y'all made it home safely. Can't believe it rained, and is cooler.


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